Spicy Tomato Rasam

masala rasam Spicy Tomato Rasam
Tomato Charu

Ingredients:

Tomato 2 – 3
Tamarind 1 1/2 inch ball
Rasam Powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Cilantro few leaves
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Curry Leaves 2
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and finely chop tomato.
Soak tamarind in water for few minutes and extract all the thick pulp.

Heat oil in a sauce pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds stop spluttering, add 6 – 8 cups of water, tamarind extract, chopped tomato, rasam powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Boil for 5 – 10 minutes and garnish with cilantro leaves.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes: You can also add few tbsps of cooked and mashed toor dal to rasam.



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