Monday, April 12, 2010

Tomato rasam/ Tangy Tomato Tamarind Soup

Rasam is my favorite comfort recipe and its a easy recipe. South Indian lunches is not complete with out Rasam. This goes well with rice and accompanied by papad. This can also consumed as soup.

Tomato - 2 1/2 finely chopped
Water- 4.5 cups
Tamarind - lemon size ( soak in hot water for 10 mins )
Cilantro leaves few
Turmeric- a pinch
Rasam Powder - 1tbs
salt to taste
Red chillies - 2
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
Asafoetida/hing - 2 pinch
Curry leaves - few

In a hot oil pan add mustard,cumin seeds,curry leaves,hing. Now add water and tamarind and let it boil for few mins then add tomato, rasam powder, salt, turmeric. Boil this for some time and garnish with cilantro leaves.

Note: You can also add cooked dal to the rasam.


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