Monday, June 15, 2015

Madras Rasam

This recipe was shared by my friend Shamala bhat akka .....try this Rasam its v flavourful and one of the best rasams in taste...simply superb in taste so I thought I ll blog this for mine and my readers reference:)

Ingredients


2 Big Tomato


6 tbsp Toor dal


2 tbsp coriander seeds


1/4 tsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)


1/4 tsp Methi (fenugreek Seeds)


1/4 tsp Black Pepper


1/4 tsp mustard seeds +1/2 tsp for tadka


3 Fried Red chillies ( bydagi)


small piece of Jaggary


small piece of tamarind 

1 sprig of curry leaves


3 tbsp coconut grated /desiccated coconut


1/4 tsp haldi


1 1/2 cups water


Asefotida a generous pinch


Method

  • Pressure cook dal with tomato (whole) and haldi for 2 whistles and keep aside. Now mash this well and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add coriander seeds, Jeera, Methi, black pepper, mustard seeds, red chilli and fry on low flame till lovely aroma and grind it along with jaggary and tamatind to fine paste. 
  • Now add this paste to the mashed toordal, add coconut and curry leaves and bring to a boil. Add salt and water bring to the consistency desired.
  • For the tempering heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan  add mustard seeds when it splutters add curry leaves,hing and drop in the Rasam. Serve piping hot with Rice and papad ...its simply heavenly !!!!