Friday, July 8, 2011

Tomato Rasam With Spicy Papad

Rasam is a South Indian soup which is made from tamarind juice , tomato and many more spices. When I was in Chennai for my job , I used to have rasam everyday with my food and from there I fell in love with it :)....yesterday after a long time I made tomato rasam at home and I loved the taste. And I like to have the rasam with roasted spicy papad.

Ingredients :

1. Tomato- 3
2. Green chilly- 1
3. Turmeric Powder- 1 pinch
4. Garlic- 4 cloves
5. Rasam powder- 1 large tbs
6. Jaggery- 1/4 tsp
7. Sugar- 1 tsp
8. Salt to taste
9. Lemon juice- 1 tbs
10. Black pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
11. Oil
12. Curry leaves- 7 to 8
13. Cumin seeds (Jeera)- 1/2 tsp
14. Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
15. Asafoetida (Hing)- 1/4 tsp
16. Water

Procedure :

Chop the tomatoes and garlic. In a kadhayi add tomatoes , garlic , green chilly , rasam powder , turmeric , jaggery , sugar , salt , pepper and water (around 3/4 cup). Heat the kadhayi and cover it. After 4 to 5 minutes , stir the mixture and mash the tomatoes roughly. Fry the curry leaves separately in a pan and add 3 to 4 curry leaves to the kadhayi. Cook the mixture for another 5 to 6 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the whole mixture cool down to room temperature. Blend the mixture in hand blender. Now heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add jeera , mustard , hing and remaining curry leaves. Fry them for 2 minutes and add to the tomato mixture.  Sprinkle the lemon juice in the rasam. Serve the tomato rasam.

You can also add tamarind pulp to the rasam.
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  1. That's an appetizing bowl of tomato rasam...had it for lunch just now...

  2. I love tomato rasam..looks delicious..:)

  3. my goodness...this is so tempting with full of flavors..;P
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  4. rasam looks delicious n very flavourful, best with hot it..

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  5. I just sat down at my computer after making lunch ~ just how nice would it be to get a glassful of that rasam! :)
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  6. Rasam rice and papad .. all time comfort food for me. Looks delish.

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  8. I always love this rasam with plain rice, looks very delicious. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)


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