Rasam
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Rasam

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Time to cook

40 minutes

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Difficulty

Easy

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Serves

2

A light South Indian traditional soup made with basic spices, ripe tomatoes, tamarind, and herbs. It can be enjoyed like a soup or with medu vada, idli, or rice.

A light South Indian traditional soup made with basic spices, ripe tomatoes, tamarind, and herbs. It can be enjoyed like a soup or with medu vada, idli, or rice.

Ingredients

Coriander Seeds

0.5 Tsp

Red Chilli Pepper

1 chilli

Black Pepper

3 peppercorns

Arhar Dal

0.5 Tsp

Bengal Gram Lentil

0.25 Tsp

Cumin Seeds

1 pinch

Arhar Dal

1 Tbsp

Tomatoes

0.25 cup

Tamarind

2 tbsp

Asafoetida

1 pinch

Turmeric

1 pinch

Salt

1 pinch

Mustard Oil

0.5 Tsp

Mustard Seeds

1 pinch

Curry Leaves

2 leaf

Water

2 cup

Coriander Leaves

1 Tbsp

Step-by-step instructions to cook

Prep

1

Add all the ingredients in a broad non-stick pan and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Let it cool.

2

Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a smooth powder. Set aside.

Cooking

1

Add arhar dal and water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

2

With the help of a hand blender, blend the dal till smooth, add the prepared rasam powder into it, mix well, and keep aside.

3

Combine tomatoes, tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and water, mix well and cook on medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes while stirring occasionally.

4

Mix in the prepared dal-rasam powder mixture and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

5

For tempering, heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves.

6

When the seeds crackle, add the tempering to the prepared rasam and simmer for 1 minute.

7

Add coriander and mix well. Serve.

Nutrition information

(per serving)

Carbs

Carbs

5.8

Proteins

Proteins

1.0

Fats

Fats

0.6

Fiber

Fiber

0.5

30

kcal

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