Feb 5, 2011

Tomato - Garlic - Pepper Rasam

Tomato - Garlic - Pepper Rasam

Serves: 3 - 4

You will need

450 ml ( 2 - 2 1/2 cups ) water
2 tomatoes, chopped
12 garlic cloves, chopped
1 onion or 5 shallots, chopped
1 cup ( 100 g ) chopped coriander leaves ( wash and chop coriander leaves )
1 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
1 teaspoon pepper powder
3 teaspoon MTR / Eastern / Melam / Everest or homemade rasam powder
2 teaspoon lemon juice

For seasoning:

2 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds ( jeera )
1 spring curry leaves
1 dried red chilli, broken


For rasam:

Dilute pepper powder and rasam powder in 1/4 cup ( 50 ml ) water and keep aside.

In a bowl, mix water, chopped tomatoes, garlic, coriander leaves, shallots or onion , salt to taste and boil on a low to medium heat for 10 minutes or until tomatoes - onion mixture softens and done.

Add diluted rasam powder - pepper powder solution and stir well for 2 - 3 minutes. Cover with a lid and cook again on a medium heat for 10 - 12 minutes or until fragrant and bright red color. Remove from the heat. Finally add lemon juice and mix well.

For seasoning:

Heat 2 teaspoon oil. Add mustard seeds. When they begin to pop, add cumin seeds. Wait for 1 - 2 minutes and add curry leaves and broken red chilli. Stir for 2 minutes and pour the seasoning over rasam and serve hot with rice.

1 comment:

MITZ said...

Tried this one out yesterday.. must say it came out sooooo well and thanx a lot niya for this recipe! my sister in law n hubby loved it... So fingerlicking tasty.. awesome aroma of garlic and the hot taste of pepper ..too good :)