Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Mint Rasam/Pudhina Rasam

Rasam plays a vital role in South Indian cooking especially in Tamil Nadu. In all our homes one kuzhambu, one vegetable and one rasam is must in everyday cooking. But we do make different kinds of rasam, with each one having a unique taste and flavour. This mint rasam is really unique has extraordinary flavour and tingles your taste buds. Do check out other rasam varieties here.

Here’s how to make Mint Rasam with step by step photos…


Ingredients

Tamarind/Puli
1 small lemon sized ball
Toor dal/thuvaram paruppu
¼ cup
1 ½ tbsp.
Salt
As needed

For Grinding

Mint
One handful
Green chillies
2

For Tempering

Oil/Ghee
2 tsp
Mustard seeds/Kadugu
½ tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp
Garlic/Poondu
4-5 cloves
Mint/Pudina
One handful
Curry leaves
6-8
Asafoetida
One pinch
Dry red chilli
1 or 2
Preparation time: 10 minutes      
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6

Method

Soak the tamarind in one cup of water for about 10 minutes, extract the juice and keep it aside.

Wash and cook the toor dal with about 2 cups of water in pressure cooker. Mash the dal really well and keep it aside.


Grind the ingredients mentioned under grinding and keep it aside.


Heat oil/ghee in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add the cumin seeds, dry red chillies, garlic [chopped], curry leaves, asafoetida and saute for about 20 secs.


Saute the mint leaves for couple of minutes.


Add the tamarind water, salt and let it boil really well for about 3 minutes.


Now add the cooked toor dal and the ground mint paste. Let it boil for another 3-4 minutes.


Add the rasam powder and after it comes to one boil, switch off the stove and cover it with a lid.

Delicious and flavourful mint rasam is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it with cooked white rice and pappad.


Note:
Adjust the amount of water, rasam powder and salt according to your requirement.


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7 comments:

  1. Mint Rasam is something new to me!! im sure it should be bursting with flavors :D
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