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Rasam

Mrs. K. M. Mathew
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  • Rasam

    Pour rasam into the pan and garnish with coriander leaves

    Rasam
  • Rasam

    Squeeze in some lemon juice

    Rasam
  • Rasam

    Sieve the cooked mixture into the pan

    Rasam
  • Rasam

    Prepare a seasoning

    Rasam
  • Rasam

    Ingredients to be cooked in pressure cooker

    Rasam
  • Rasam

    Ingredients for rasam

    Rasam

Spiced with a variety of condiments, the rasam is a burst of flavours. It is paired with hot steaming rice and a few pappadams during the traditional feast.

Ingredients

½ cup tomato

2 one inch pieces of ginger

1 dsp toor dal

1 tsp jeera

1 ½ tsp coriander powder 

½ tsp asafoetida

3-4 garlic pods

A few sprigs of coriander leaves

1 tsp chilli powder 

½ tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp peppercorns

2-3 dried red chillies

Preparation

Grind together peppercorns, ginger and garlic with one red chilli
Put the mixture in a pressure cooker
Put in the tomato and toor dal
Add asafoetida powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and salt
Add enough water
Light the stove and let it cook
Once cooked, strain it and mash the mixture to squeeze out the juice
Now, for the seasoning, heat oil in a pan
Throw in the mustard seeds and wait for them to splutter
Add red chillies and coriander leaves and saute well
Pour in the rasam over the seasoning
Hot and tangy rasam is ready to be relished

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