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Simple Rasam

Rasam is south india's most favorite dish. Its like a soup. You can drink it or mix it with white rice. Rasam helps digestion. We eat rasam after the main curry or sambar.

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Ingredients ( Rasam Podi | Seasoning | For Rasam )

Ingredients for rasam podi (rasam mixture)
Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Ingredients for seasoning
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Red chilli - 2 nos

Ingredients for rasam
Tamarind - 1 lime size ball
Tomato - 1 no
garlic - 2 cloves crushed
Curry leaf - 5 nos
corriander leaves - 1 string
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Water - 3 cups


Preparation Method

I dont know if many people will prepare rasam this way but its very simple, easy to cook and delicious. Its one of my mom`s speciality and we all luv it. Also its good for digestion.

Smash the ingresients for rasam podi in small ural like stone (available in many asian shop) into a rough powder and keep aside.

Add water to tamarind soak for 10 min and extract the juice. Crush the tomato to the juice and add all the ingredients for rasam to it including the above podi

Heat oil in the pan and add the mustard when its done popped add asafoetida and red chilli, immedietly add the tamarind mixture. Reduce the heat to low, alow it to cook uncovered. Turn off the heat 1 min after the rasam start to boil. Over all it will take less than 10 min for the rasam to get cooked. Over cooking it will change the taste. Pour it in a freash clean bowl and serve.



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