Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thakkali Rasam/Tomato Rasam

Tomato rasam  is a type of South Indian soup that is cooked as part of our everyday meal (almost). The rasam has a wonderfu sour-ish, spicy taste and goes great with dal rice. There are different types of rasam depending on the ingredients that go into it. Today my focus is on Tomato rasam.

Tomato-3 medium
Green chilly-2
Cumin seeds-1/4tsp
Chilly Powder-3/4tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Pepper powder-1/4tsp
Asafoetida powder-less than 1/4tsp
Coriander leaves-1/4cup chopped
Salt -to taste
Tamarind-lemon size
Mustard seeds-1/4tsp

Method :

Heat oil in a kadai
Splutter mustard seeds
Add chopped tomato into this and saute .
Stir well till the tomatoes are done
Now add turmeric powder and chilly powder
Saute until its raw smell goes
Make a fine paste of garlic,green chilly and cumin seeds
Add this paste to the tomato mix and saute
Saute for 2-3 minutes in low flame,add salt
Then add corriander leaves,pepper powder ,asafoetida powder(kayam) to this and saute
If u want more garlic flavour u can add crushed garlic in this stage
Finally add tamarind water and 1 cup of water(Soak tamarind in 1 cup of hot water and drain)
Boil for few minutes
Check the salt
Remove from the fire ,add more coriander leaves and close the kadai for few minutes ..
The delicious Tomato Rasam is ready to be served.

1 comment:

  1. Tomato rice is yummy and simple to cook. Find the best tomato rice recipehere.