Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes
|1 tsp||Cumin Seeds|
|1 tsp||Pepper corns|
|1/4 tsp||Mustard Seeds|
|1/4 tsp||Turmeric Powder|
|1/4 tsp||Asafoetida / Hing /Kaayam|
|2||Dry red chilies|
|Lemon Sized Tamarind (soaked in water)|
|Salt to taste|
Step 1) In a mortar and pestle crush Pepper corns, Cumin seeds, Garlic pods and keep it aside.You can also use a blender to grind but traditionally the spices are crushed using hands.
Step 3) Then mash 2 tomatoes with your hands or in a blender,do not make into a paste ,there should be some tomato chunks in the rasam.Add the mashed tomato to the kadai and again saute it for a minute.
Step 4) Once the tomatoes turns soft add tamarind extract, soak a small ball of tamarind (Lemon sized) in water for 10-15 minutes and extract the juice and discard the small chunks. Add salt to taste and if the rasam tastes too sour then add more water to it and bring the entire thing to a boil.
Step 5) Once you see one or two bubbles add a hand full of chopped coriander leaves and again wait for a bubble to appear, once you see bubbles here and there turn off the heat and serve hot. Do not allow it to boil for a long time, rasam will not taste good.
That's it our delicious rasam recipe without rasam powder is ready to be served with rice and If you are fond of non-veg then the best company is Chicken Ghee Roast or Mutton Ghee Roast and a simple potato fry with rice tastes heavenly with is delicious home made rasam