Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Garlic Rasam

Garlic Rasam...just add garlic pods along with tomatoes when you make normal tomato rasam.Its that simple and the aroma is ingratiating !
For all the rasam lovers..here is the recipe :-)

Ingredients :

1 cup of cooked toor dal(Boil the toor dal with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder.It has to be watery)
Tamarind Soaked in Water (Use a tamarind of a size of Lemon)
8-9 Garlic Pods
1 big Tomatoe - Chop into small pieces
1/2 tablespoon of Mustard Seeds
1/2 tablespoon of Cumin Seeds
2 tablespoon of sesame Oil
1 1/2 tablespoon of Rasam Powder
A pinch of Asafoetida powder
Curry leaves

Boil the tamarind extract with tomatoes and garlic pods.Cover the vessel and boil for 2-3 mins in medium flame.Now add the Rasam powder,mix well and boil for 3-4 mins.Stir inbetween.
Now add the toor dal,salt.Mix well and boil for 5-6 mins.Stir inbewteen.Add a pinch of asafoetida powder.
To make tadka, heat some oil in a small pan.Add mustard seeds,once it starts spluttering add the cumin seeds and then the curry leaves.Add this tadka to the rasam.
Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice.

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