Thursday, 11 June 2015

Simple Rasam/Rasam without Rasam powder/Rasam with Freshly Ground Rasam Masala

This simple rasam is my mom’s recipe and my all-time favourite. My mom never makes rasam powder, she always prepares the fresh rasam masala and it has unique taste, aroma and flavour. Do try this simple rasam, you will surely not forget the taste of it and will want to have more of it. Do not forget to check out other rasam varieties I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make simple rasam with step by step photos…


Ingredients

Tamarind/Puli
1 lemon sized ball
Tomato
1 medium sized chopped
Coriander leaves/Cilantro
1 tbsp finely chopped
Salt
As needed
Water
3 cups
Turmeric powder
One big pinch

For Tempering

Oil
2 tsp
Mustard seeds/Kadugu
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Dry red chillies
2-3
Asafoetida/Perungayam
One big pinch
Curry leaves
10-12

To Be Coarsely Ground

Black pepper corns/Milagu
2 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeeragam
2 ½ tsp
Dry red chillies
2 or 3
Coriander seeds/Dhaniya
1 tsp
Garlic cloves
4-5 [should be crushed and added to rasam & do not grind it]
Curry leaves
10-12
Preparation time: 10 minutes      
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 4-5

Method

Soak the tamarind in 1 cup of water for about 10 minutes. Then extract the juice from the tamarind, strain it and keep it aside.


Grind the ingredients mentioned in the table [to be coarsely grounded] in a mixer. You need not grind the garlic, garlic has to be just crushed or pounded with stone for better taste. Keep this masala aside.


Heat oil in a saucepan or kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, dry red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves.


Now add the chopped tomatoes and saute until they turn mushy.


Pour the tamarind extract and 2 more cups of water. Add required amount of salt, turmeric powder and let it boil really well until the raw smell of the tamarind vanishes.


Now add the crushed garlic and the ground rasam masala to the sauce pan.


Let it come torolling  boil, add the finely chopped cilantro and switch off the stove.



Sprinkle very little water and immediately close the sauce pan with the lid. This will the keep the fresh aroma of the rasam intact.



Yes, simple and delicious rasam is ready to be enjoyed. Serve this delectable rasam with steamed white rice and potato fry or with just appalam/pappad.


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1 comment:

  1. I just love rasam..looks tempting..filled with flavors

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