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Showing posts with label RASAM. Show all posts
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Monday, February 4, 2013

Kollu Rasam/Horsegram Soup | Healthy Soup!

Kollu Rasam /Horsegram Soup is a very healthy dish or to mix with steamed rice. Checkout my previous post for Kollu Sundal here.

Kolluthanni/Water - 3 to 4 cups(As you get while steaming the kollu/horsegram for sundal)
Garlic - 2 nos(Optional)
Whole Black Pepper - 1 tblspn(As per your taste)
Jeera - 2 tspns
Tamarind water - 1 cup
Tomato - 1/2 no

Oil - 1 tspn
Ghee - 1/4 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Asafotida - a pinch
Dry Red chilli - 1no
Curry leaves few
Salt as required

Preparation Method
In a vessel add tamarind water and chopped tomato, salt and cook till tomatoes are soft.
Now add the water you to got from steaming kollu. If you wish you can also strain it once.
In a blender, garlic, jeera and pepper Grind it to fine powder.
Add this powder to the water and mix well. Add more water if required.

Once the raw smell is gone. off the stove.

Heat a pan with oil/ghee and season it mustard, asafotida, dry red chilli and curry leaves.

Kollu/Horsegram Rasam Soup is ready to serve. Enjoy it with steamed rice and Kollu Sundal.

Notes - You can also add some steamed Kollu/Horsegram to it.
Also can skip adding garlic if you do not wish.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thakali Rasam | Tomato Soup!

Thakali Rasam is a soothing rasam when you are down with cold and cough. This doesn't have dal, so you can drink as soup or mix with rice.

Tomato - 3 nos(Ripe N Red)
Garlic - 4 nos
Whole Black Pepper - 1 tblspn(As per your taste)
Dry Red Chilli - 2 nos
Jeera - 2 tspns
Curry leaves few

Oil /ghee - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Asafotida - a pinch

Salt as required

Preparation Method
In a blender, put chopped tomatoes, garlic, jeera, pepper, dry red chilli and curry leaves. Grind it to fine paste. Add little water if required.
Heat a vessel, add the blended mixture with water, salt to watery consistency and allow it to boil.(you will know by it colour)
Once the raw smell is gone. off the stove and season it with above ingredients.

Thakali Rasam / Tomato Soup is ready to serve. Enjoy hot or warm.

Notes - If you dont wish to season, you can skip the step and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
You can also deseed and remove skin of tomato if you wish.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mysore Rasam!!!

Rasam is very good for digestion and tastes great with rice and curds.

Today I am giving Mysore Rasam recipe, which was also asked by my uncle in chennai. So here is the recipe mama. Hope you like it.

Puli Thanni/Tamarind water - 1 cup(Soak lemon size tamarind in water and squeeze out the water and filter it)
Tuvaram Paruppu /Toor Dal - 1/2 cup(Cooked and mashed with water by hand or whisk)
Peringayam/Asafotida - 2pinches
Manjal/Turmeric powder - a pinch
Thakalli/Tomato - 1no
Vellam/Jaggery - a small gooseberry size
Ghee - 1 tspn
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Curry leaves - few

To Grind
Dhaniya/Coriander Seeds - 1 tspn
Tuvaram Paruppu /Toor Dal - 1/2 tspn
Milagu/Pepper - 1/4 tspn(As per your taste)
Jeeragam/Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tspn
Varamilaga/Dry Red Chilli - 1no
Thengai thuruval/Fresh Grated Coconut - 2 tspns

Preparation Method
In a kadai, dry roast all the ingredients above to grind to slightly brown except coconut. Once to off the stove add grated coconut and mix. Allow it to cool.
Grind it with water to fine paste and keep aside.
In a vessel, add tamarind water, tomato, turmeric, a pinch of salt and allow it to boil, until raw smell of tamarind goes.
Then add the ground mixture and boil.
Add cooked toor dal and mix. Check for salt.
Add jaggery.
In another pan, add ghee, oil, mustard, wait till it pops, off the stove. Then add asafotida and curry leaves.
Pour this in the prepared rasam. Off the stove.

Mysore Rasam is ready to serve. Enjoy rasam with hot steamed rice.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I am back with Holige/Obattu Saaru/Rasam!!!

I was away from blogging for a while and was enjoying with my sis-in-law in town for holidays. Hope you all are doing good. I will be visiting your blogs soon. Since my inlaws are here, I will posting few authentic and traditional Tamil and Kerala Recipes soon.

A sweet and tangy rasam, prepared with hoorna. This is prepared for Ugadi generally after making Holige/Boli. Checkout my recipe for Obattu/Boli here.

Leftover Hoorna/Poornam water.(checkout recipe here)
Sambar/Rasam Powder - 1 tspn
Tamarind water - 1 cup

Ghee - 1/2 tspn
Oil - 1/2 tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - few
Grated coconut - 1 tspn 

Preparation Method
Mix all the ingredients in a vessel and boil well in medium flame.
Season it except coconut and garnish with coconut.

Tasty Obattu Saaru is ready to serve. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lemon Rasam

I tried making lemon rasam for 2nd time it came out very tasty. Usually I always make rasam with tamarind but daily using tamarind is not good for health. Then my sister in law asked me to try this rasam. Trust me you should try this and let me know how was it...

Toor Dal - 1/2 cup( cooked)
Ginger - 1 big piece
Green chilli - 2nos
Coriander leaves - 1 tspn( chopped)
Lemon - 1 no
Manjal(Turmeric) - a pinch
Water as required
For seasoning(Tadka)
Cooking oil - 1 tspn
Jeeragam - 1/2 tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn

Preparation Method
n a vessel, make a paste of cooked toor dal and water. Add manjal, mash pieces of ginger, slit green chilli into the center and salt. Allow it to boil well.

Add chopped coriander leaves.

Heat little oil in sauce pan. Add mustard wait till it splutters and add jeeragam.

When you are ready for lunch squeeze lemon and mix well. Do not heat after adding lemon juice.

Taste and check it should be a good ginger flavour too otherwise add some more ginger and boil well.

Lemon Rasam is ready to serve.

Notes - If you are making more quantity add lemon juice only when you are serving lunch or dinner. Also do not add when hot.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Paruppu (Dal) Rasam

Rasam is a very tasty dish prepared with tamarind water, paruppu(dal) and rasam powder. Rasam is famous in South India. This is prepared in Karnataka style. Its sweet and spicy mixture tastes yummy. This is my brother's favourite:-)

Toor dal - 1/2 cup

Rasam or sambar powder - 2 tspns(As per your taste)

Tamarind water - 1 cup

Grated coconut - 2 or 3 tspns

Jaggery - 1/2 lemon size

Tomato - 2nos(Optional)

Ghee - 1 /2tspn(Optional) If we use ghee it will be very tasty.

Oil - 1 tspn

Mustard - 1 tspn
Asafotida(Hing) -1 pinch
Coriander(cilantro) - 1 tspn

Preparation Method
Cook toor dal in pressure cooker.
In a vessel, add tamarind water, plain water, tomato(optional) and rasam 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 salt, grated coconut and jaggery.
Season it with ghee, oil, mustard once it splutters add asafotida.
Garnish with 1 tspn grated coconut and chopped coriander(cilantro) leaves

Rasam is ready. Serve hot with rice along with any curry or fried papads/chips.
Note - Check on salt once you season with ghee salt will reduce.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Pepper Rasam

I was thinking which recipe from my list I should post next for my readers. When I also added “simple” to this thought, what came to my mind immediately is RASAM. Though various kinds of Rasams are being made, one simple, easy to make yet famous one is Spicy Pepper Rasam. This is my real favourite dish which you can have as a starter with Fried Papads as appetizer.

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.

Preparation Method
Cook toor dal in cooker.
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.

Pepper rasam is ready to serve with rice. This is very tasty to drink and very good for digestion says my granny. This is also good recipe for rainy season.

Variation - For quick rasam you can skip adding dal and keep the rest of the recipe same.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Onion Rasam


Onion - 1 medium (chopped)
Tamarind - small lemon size
Water - 3 cups
Curry leaves - 2 tspns

Red Chilli - 2 nos
Mustard - 1 spn
Oil - 2 tspns
Salt to taste

Preparation Method

In a bowl, soak tamarind in 1 cup of hot water for few mins, squeeze and filter the water.

In a pan, add oil, mustard once its spluters add red chilli and fry for 1min

Add onion and saute till its transperent

Add curry leaves and saute

Heat the filtered tamarind water in a bowl.

Add water and allow it to boil.

Now add sauted onion

Add salt

Once it boils the flavour of onion with tamarind water is very yummy to drink.

It can be served with rice or as a starter soup.


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