Tomato Rasam(for 4 persons)
Masoor dal are boiled in water. Tomato is crushed and added to the dal along with spices and tamarind. The tomato rasam is boiled for good 10 minutes and tempered with spices.
Tomato 1 Medium
Masoor Dal 1/8 Cup
Coriander Seeds 1 Tbsp
Tamarind 1 inch Piece
Garlic 1 Clove
Cilantro few Sprigs
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Oil 2 tsps
Method of preparation:
1-First crush the tomato with pinch of salt into small pieces
( use fingers to crush the tomato into small pieces).
Coarsely crush the coriander seeds with help of a pestle.
Peel and crush the garlic clove.
Wash and roughly chop the cilantro leaves.
2-Boil 2 cups of water & add washed masoor dal and turmeric powder.
Boil till masoor dal, stir in around one cup of water, crushed tomato, garlic and boil till tomato turns little soft.
Add tamarind, crushed coriander seeds, curry leaves and salt.
Simmer for 3-4 mintues till the rasam thickens a bit.
3-Heat oil in a pan, add mustards seeds & urad dal for spluttering, remove from heat.
Add the tempering to the tomato rasam and give the rasam a boil.
4-Remove rasam from heat, stir in cilantro and cover.
Serve delicious tomato rasam with steamed rice or as a soup.
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Recipe of Tamato rasam