There are different types of rasam made. This rasam is for you when you feel like you’re coming down with something. Make it in to a soup and drink it hot or pour it over cooked hot rice and enjoy :) . On other days you can serve rasam chilled like Iced tea or Iced coffee.

Prep time: 10 mts

Cooking time : 10 mts

Serves : 4

Ingredients :

  • Tomato – 2 (diced)
  • Onion – 1 (small,diced)
  •  Garlic – 7 (minced)
  • Ginger – 1″(minced)
  • Green chilli  – 2 (slit in the middle) Optional
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves – handful (chopped)
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
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Ingredients for the spice mix :

  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Black pepper – 1/2 tsp (crushed)

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to splutter add the cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  2. Add minced ginger and garlic and saute it for a while. when it is slightly roasted add the onions and chilli too.
  3. Reduce the fire and add the spice mix. Stir few times.
  4. Now add in the tomatoes and and salt and allow the tomatoes to soften and disintegrate.
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  6. When the oil starts to release add water and let it starts to boil.
  7. Now add the coriander leaves.
  8. Do not allow the rasam to boil too much it’ll change its taste.

 Notes:

  • To make it as a soup simply strain it through a strainer and add coriander leaves as garnish.
  • Enjoy it with some toasted bread.