March 21, 2010

Tomato Rasam | Thakkali Rasam

Tomato Rasam or Thakkali Rasam is an easy recipe and can be prepared in no time.In South India it is served at the end of every feast. It is a must in our house.Typical South Indian lunch would start with the main dish like Sambar or Karakuzhambu and the next will be rasam for sure. This can be had with all vegetarian and non vegetarian side dishes and we love it with fish fry..

Tomato Rasam

Ingredients

Tomato - 2 no
Garlic Cloves - 6 no
Pearl Onion - 4 no
Rasam Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Tamarind juice - 2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander Leaves
Salt for taste
Oil - 1 tsp

Method
  • Cut and place the tomatoes in a microwavable container, add chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves, turmeric powder, salt, tamarind juice and smash with hands.
  • Sprinkle water and microwave for 4 min.
  • Peel garlic and onion, cut into pieces and crush them.
  • Heat oil,splutter mustard, add crushed garlic and pearl onion and saute well.
  • Add the rasam powder and saute in low flame for about a minute
  • Add the tomato mixture, add water and allow it to boil in medium flame for about 5 min.
  • Do not allow it to boil, the rasam would lose its flavor if done so.

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