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tomato rasam is a daily fare for most South Indians equivalent to Sambar. Learn how to make easy rasam recipe.
Here is the traditional way of making Mysore rasam, with the special spice powder, tamarind, tomatoes and dal, concluded aptly with an aromatic tempering, which is enough to bring everybody to the kitchen in a flash...
To make tomato rasam, first make the rasam powder. Combine the coriander seeds, Kashmiri chillies, back peppercorn, toovar dal, chana dal and a pinch of cumin seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a smooth powder. Keep aside. Then pressure cook toovar dal with enough water and blend it with a hand blender. Add the prepared rasam powder into it, mix well and keep aside. Combine the tomatoes, tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and 3 cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the prepared dal-rasam powder mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside. Make a tempering of hot oil and mustard seeds and curry leaves and add it to the rasam and cook for 1 minute. Add coriander and mix well and serve.
Tomato rasam is to most South Indian the symbol of homely cooking. Whether a bachelor in a serviced apartment on the other end of the globe, or a family back from a holiday in the hills, or just a tired being returning from office, the aroma of Rasam boiling in the kitchen is what their hearts would yearn for.
Tomato rasam village style and Medu Vada is a popular combo. You can also serve with it with a South Indian lunch of Chana Ghassi, French Beans Poriyal, Kolumbu, Mango Sasav , Ghee Rice and Paal Payasam.
Tips for tomato rasam. 1. Chop the tomatoes finely for a good mouthfeel. 2. Use Kashmiri chillies for a bright red colour of the rasam powder. 3. Blend the dal very well after cooking to have a smooth rasam.
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