Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Rasam Recipe for Vishu

Method of preparation

tuar dal - 1/4 cup

masoor dal - 1/4 cup

tomatoes - 1 16 oz.can or 4 large tomatoes

tamarind extract - 1/2 teaspoon

black pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon

saunf (perum jeerakam/fennel seed)- 1/2 teaspoon (optional)

whole red pepper (dry red chilli) - 2 or 3

chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon

turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon

hing powder - 1/2 teaspoon

methi seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

garlic cloves - 3

cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon

mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

coriander and curry leaves - a bunch

salt to taste

Cook the dal well with sufficient water. Add the tomatoes,salt,

chilli powder, turmeric powder and tamarind extract. Crush the

cumin and garlic and add to the rasam with the black pepper.

Simmer for a few minutes and add the hing powder. Heat a little

oil in a fry pan and pop the mustard seeds. Add the methi seeds

saunf and curry leaves after removing the heat source and add to the

rasam. Garnish with coriander leaves.

1 comment:

Biby Cletus said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

Warm Regards

Biby Cletus - Happy Vishu