Rasam
Written by Jayashree
Published on January 8, 2015

Rasam is popular accompaniment with rice in South India. Our food seems to be incomplete without rice and  rasam. Called by various names as Saaru or Bele Saaru, it is prepared by different methods from region to region.

Rasam is considered as an ideal food  because it is light on the stomach. The rasam powder consists of spices such as cumin,coriander seeds  and methi which are considered to be good for health. This food is recommended for toddlers and aged people.

INGREDIENTS :

  • turdal cooked 1 small bowl
  • tomatoes 2
  • tamarind small lemon sized
  • ghee 1tsp
  • mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • turmeric powder 1/4tsp
  • rasam powder 2tsp jagger a small piece
  • curry leaves a few
  • coriander for garnishing 

METHOD :

  • Wash and cut the tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Soak tamarind in water for sometime.
  • Make seasoning with ghee,add  mustard seeds, turmeric powder and asafoetida ,as they splutter add the tomato along with salt and some water. Let cook for sometime.
  • Meanwhile,extract the pulp of the tamarind.
  • With a wide ladle, mash the tomatoes  and add the tamarind pulp, rasam powder and jaggery to it.Let boil. Add curry leaves.
  • Take the cooked dal and blend it well . Put it into the boiling pot.
  • Add required quantity of water. The consistency should be thin.
  • Allow to boil on a low flame. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with hot plain rice.

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8 Comments

  1. Meri Rasoi

    Perfect for the kind of weather we are experiencing..

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Subha

      Reply
  2. Jeena

    Wow, tasty, tangy and perfect accompaniment with rice.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Jeena

      Reply
  3. Ritu Ahuja

    Very nice and tempting 🙂

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Ritu

      Reply
  4. Anu Nagaraja

    the comfort a simple hot rasam can bring to any meal is inexplicable. we LOVE rasam – can’t live without it !! your looks very tempting with the use of jaggery and also the attractive coriander on the top.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Good to know Anu

      Reply

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