Tamarind water- 1 cup
Water - 4 cups
Black pepper - 1 tspn
Cumin(Jeera) - 2 tspns
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tspn
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1 tspn
Curry Leaves - 10nos
Tomato and garlic (Optional)I have not used.
Grind pepper and cumin in mixie to fine powder
In a vessel, add tamarind water, plain water and pepper jeera powder
Allow it to boil till raw smell goes
Now take toor dal add little water to it and blend well
Add it to tamarind water and boil well
Add curry leaves and salt
Season it with ghee, oil and mustard
Check on salt once you season with ghee salt will reduce. Add little before serving if required.
Variation - For quick rasam you can skip adding dal and keep the rest of the recipe same.