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Thursday, September 12, 2013

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After all the celebrations and goodies that we ate, something simple and comforting is what we want. I am always a rasam fan. Love simple rasam over the usual sambar. So here’s the simple version of rasam using the rasam powder I posted. You can replace my rasam powder with store bought rasam powder too. This can be made with few variations too, which I always do. Hot rasam, hot rice plus ghee – heavenly combination. Yes, my mom used to mix ghee with rasam rice and give which gives a great flavour. Now a days Aj also liking rasam. So whenever I feel lazy to cook, I just make rasam, a thogayal and potato curry. Simple yet satisfying meal! This rasam is so easy that even bachelors can also try.
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Easy Rasam recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients

Tamarind - Small gooseberry size

Tomato - 1

Rasam powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Sugar - 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp

Salt - As needed

Coriander leaves, chopped - 1 tblsp

Curry leaves - 5


To Temper

Ghee/ Oil - 1 tblsp

Mustard - 1 tsp

Red chilli - 2

Jeera - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Method

  1. Soak tamarind in hot water for 30 mins and extract its juice and keep aside. Make the total water 3 cups. Chop tomatoes roughly. Heat kadai and fry tomatoes in few drops of oil with a pich of salt until soft. Add the tamarind extract, turmeric, torn curry leaves and half the coriander leaves.
  2. 1-rasam
  3. Bring to boil and add the rasam powder, salt and sugar.(refer note-1 for a tip) Mix well and just bring to boil.Switch off the flame and transfer to the serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves.Close immediately (otherwise the aroma will escape ;)).
  4. 2-rasam
  5. Temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order and add it to the rasam.
  6. 3-rasam

Notes

  • You can two crushed garlic with skin before switching off the flame. This does a magic and gives a great flavour. Do not add more than two but.
  • Rasam need not boil for long time as it will not be tasty. Just bring to boil, makes it frothy.
  • You can reduce water and add cooked toor dal water or 2-3 tblsp of toor dal. That too gives rasam a different flavour.
  • Sugar in rasam enhances flavour and gives a clear rasam. 

    Enjoy hot with steaming hot rice and a tsp of ghee mixed with it. Goes well with potato curry.

    Easy rasam recipe - South Indian

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    31 comments:

    1. Thats a comforting one! Before pouring the rasam ,amma use to say smash the rice so that it will be tasty ! so ghee + Rasam + smashed rice :) heavenly combination !

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    2. perfect and yummy preparation

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    3. Hi raeshwari garu.........
      Im gng to try this rasam for todays dinner ......
      A small suggestion frm my side would be please do post some baby food also.........

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    4. It's tempting I like any kind of rasam

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    5. Perfect and simple to make rasam...

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    6. oh i love rasam!!! more than having it with rice, i love to have it just like that... the bowl looks really tempting...

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    7. a tempting pot of rasam and easy to make too.

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    8. Delicious n comfort rasam,yum!

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    9. looks so delicious. Drooling here :-)

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    10. Delicious tempting rasam and easy to make. Thanks for sharing

      on-going event @nandoo's kitchen : Healthy breakfast

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    11. Slurrrrping Good!!! I can Live on Rasam for days!!! Such a comfort food!! Aroma escape, yeah me too do the same!!!;)

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    12. Adding sugar is only for to get clear rasam.

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    13. Adding sugar is only for to get clear rasam.

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    14. Yummy mouth watering one raks love it any time. I am a big time rasam lover I have been trying ur ras powder version and very happy with the result ur excellent in cooking.

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    15. I always make rasam with freshly ground powder. Must try this way :)

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    16. Super simple and comforting rasam, won't mind giving it a try on a lazy sunday . Thanks for this easy recipe

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    17. comfort in a bowl, rasam looks inviting...crisp n clear pics..nice !

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    18. superb recipe...yummy just tried it...thanks Rak

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    19. Gonna cook in lyf for the first tym!!! dnt knw wats goin to happen, whether it ll b rasam or black coffee??!!!????

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    20. Wow ..Interesting Raks.Looks really good and awesome.
      Shobas Delight

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    21. Yummi, rasam rak

      thanks for this rasam recipe its tasty and my family liked very much.
      I tried you paar boid rice murrku too comes very well,

      rucks

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    22. i tried this recipe...woowww...its awesome:) thank you:)

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    23. looks yummy also easy one must try recipe

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    24. Hi Raks,

      I am relatively unfamiliar with South Indian delicacies. Would you please excuse me if I ask you the amount of water used in a typical rasam like this? Thanks a lot.

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    25. I made rasam first time it came out very tasty. Thanks for this.

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    26. I am a big fan of your website. Hope you never stop posting. I have revived long forgotten recipes through your website

      Warm regards


      Priya

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    27. Came out very well, though it's my first try, Thankyou

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    28. Also please add some asafoetida in tempering and blackpepper powder in rasam in will be more awesome

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    29. I love your style of presentation, and I see you are passionate of what you do, good luck!

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