Monday, July 15, 2013

Tomato Rasam using Homemade Rasa Podi

A simple rasam, rice and potato fry is a heavenly combination, best for one of those cold nights. Rasam is a staple in most south Indian homes and so is the case in our home as well. My younger daughter loves rasam and she has it with almost everything, Idly, Dosa, even Chapathi. She loves to drink it as such, like a soup. 

So here is how I make the tomato rasam with the Rasam Powder. Don't ask me why I took so long to post this. Anyways, better late than never isn't it?

Serves 3 to 4

What you'll need
  1. Tuar Dal – 1 tbsp
  2. Tamarind – small gooseberry sized ball
  3. Tomato – 1
  4. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  5. Rasa Podi – 1 tbsp
  6. Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  7. Powdered Jaggery – 1 tsp
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Curry Leaves – few sprigs
  10. Coriander Leaves – Finely chopped – 2 tbsp

For tempering
  1. Ghee – 1 tsp
  2. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  3. Jeera – ½ tsp

  1. Pressure cook dal, mash well adding about 1.5 cups of water. Keep aside.
  2. Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract about 2 cups of thin tamarind extract.
  3. Add finely chopped tomatoes, asafoetida, turmeric powder, rasam powder, jaggery and salt to taste.
  4. Also add the curry leaves.
  5. Let this come to a boil, simmer for 8 to 10 minutes on low heat.
  6. Now add the cooked dal water, check for seasoning. Adjust taste and add more water if required.
  7. Simmer on low heat until the rasam froths up. Do not allow to boil.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  9. Heat a small frying pan with ghee, add mustard seeds, once they start crackling add jeera and pour over the rasam.

Cover and keep until serving.
Enjoy with plain steamed rice, a vegetable curry and some papad.


Kalpana Sareesh said...

yumm one nice cool ckicks

Sona S said...

Rasam with potato fry is a wonderful combo. Love this rasam.

PT said...

beautiful presentation kaveri.. never tried rasam with homemade powder..

Sangeetha Priya said...

comforting rasam n nice clicks too...

Anu Shoj said...

my all time fav....
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Nithya Naveen said...

Cooking rasam in ghee is new to me.. Yummy rasam and nice clicks..

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious rasam Kaveri yumm.

Suja Manoj said...

LOve the clicks,looks inviting.

Shama Nagarajan said...

Tempting and yummy

Nagashree said...

Staple in my kitchen too, looks delicious.

Amuthis Kitchen said...

Nice clicks Kaveri. Looks yummy

Chitz said...

That's the best comfort food I can ever think of. Rasam & rice & potato fry.. Yummy one !

Anonymous said...

Can you please post how to make Rasam powder and Sambar powder

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