Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Tomato Rasam

This is a simple recipe from Karnataka .Rasam requires very minimal ingredients .This is the recipe which can be eaten along with rice .

Tomatoes - 2 chopped
Masoor Dal - 1/2 cup cooked
Green chilles - 2 chopped
Ginger - 1/2 tsp minced
Hing - 1 pinch
Coriander leaves-freshly chopped
Chilly powder - 1tsp
Pepper powder -1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Jeera powder -1/4 tsp
Water -4 cups
Mustard seed - 1tsp
red chilluy -2
oil -1 tsp

1.Take about 4 cups water ,add chopped tomatoes to it and allow it to soften
2.Season it with salt ,turmeric powder and chily powder and cover it witha lid and reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 min.
3.Now add hing ,dal ,ginger, green chillies ,pepper powder,and jeera powder and cook it for about 15 more mins
4.take 1 tsp oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds with red chilly and allow it to splutter .Then add it to the rasam and cook in high heat for about a minute or two.Now garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves.