Monday, 5 July 2010

Tomato rasam

Ingredients
1.Tomato-2
2.Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
3.Pepper-1tsp
4.Cumin seeds-1tsp
5.Dry red chilly-2
6.Garlic-3
7.Curry leaves-few
8.Coriander leaves-1tsp
9.salt-1 1/2tsp
10.Mustard+urad dhal-1tsp
11.Fenugreek seeds-1/4tsp
12. Oil-1tsp

Method
1.Boil tomatoes in 600 ml of water with the turmeric powder.
2. Combine pepper, cumin, red chilly, garlic, curry leaves(4) and make a paste.
3.Add the paste to the water with the boiled tomatoes, add salt, few curry leaves, finely chopped coriander leaves and mix all these using hand, mash the tomatoes until everything is combined well.
4.Heat oil in a pan add mustard+urad dhal, fenugreek seeds when it changes colour, pour the rasam into the pan. Reduce the heat, cover the pan and after some time (approximately 10 minutes) when the rasam just begins to boil, remove from heat and serve with rice.
Suggestions
1.Instead of tomatoes, only tamarind paste can be used(no need to boil),which is tamarind rasam.
2.Instead of 2 tomatoes, one tsp of tamarind and 1 tomato can be used .

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