Rasam

rasam 2

Rasam is a comfort food that has became a part of my cooking when my in-laws visited us.Its simple and quick. It tastes great with dal and rice. People who fall sick are usually put on a rasam diet.

Ingredients:

  • Tamarind paste – 1/2 tsp +1/4 tsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Salt
  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 2 tsps
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 7
  • Red chilli – 1
  • Grind to past (without water):
  • Tomato – 1/2 a tomato (1/3 cup)
  • Whole black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1tsp
  • Garlic – 1 Big pod

Method:

  • Grind the tomato,cumin seeds,pepper and garlic to a paste( not too fine) without adding water.
  • Add 2 cups of water,tamarind paste and salt to the tomato mixture and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
  • After the mustard splutters, add the red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Add the tomato mixture and tamarind paste to the seasoning.Mix well and cook on medium heat.Add the coriander leaves to the rasam while it cooks.
  • Turn off the stove when the rasam begins to boil.
  • Do not let the rasam boil.

Rasam,rice and potatoes is a quick lunch.

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