Friday, May 08, 2015
When you google it you will get n number of rasam recipes but its always the recipe which is passed on to your mom is used the most. This rasam is a comfort food for me. When you just want to eat something simple, something pipping hot, something for your sour throat or sometimes to go with rice and mutton fry or sometimes just you want to drink a soup. My elder daughter just loves it. She won't wait to eat it with the rice. Once the rasam is done, she takes it in a big glass and drinks it. I don't use store brough rasam powder and i never make rasam powder and store it. I always make rasam powder only for that day, fresh.
When i got married my sister took all the ingredients in a small zip lock bag and told me to keep it as a ready reckoner. Here is my mom rasam recipe:-
Tomatoes 1 lbs
Tamarind small lemon size ball
Coriander leaves few
Garlic 1 crushed
Salt to taste
Tur dal/kandi pappu 1 tsp
Red chilly 3
Pepper corn 10-15
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Grind the above ingredients into a coarse powder.
Oil 2 tbsp
Rai 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Hing a pinch
Take out tamarind juice and discard the pulp.
Take chopped tomatoes in a bowl. Add salt,rasam powder,crushed garlic and coriander leaves. Mash it with one hand (wash your hands thoroughly).
In a pan take oil. Add all the seasonings. Once they flutter add the mashed tomatoes. Saute for a while and add the tamarind juice.
Let it come to boil and once froth starts forming switch off the flame and add more coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice or just have it like soup.