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Monday, January 25, 2016

Garlic Rasam - Poondu Rasam


Video of preparation above:

2 teaspoon ghee
2 tablespoon toor dal
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 whole red chili

In two teaspoon of ghee roast the above ingredients and grind with a little water and keep aside

4 cups water
2 tablespoon tamarind concentrate
1 teaspoon salt or to taste

To a pan with 4 cups of water add the tamarind concentrate and let it boil for 5 minutes.  Add the ground spices and salt and let it boil for an additional 5 minutes after which remove it from heat and prepare seasoning.


1 teaspoon ghee
2 small cloves of crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

For seasoning heat one teaspoon of ghee to it add mustard seeds and wait for it to pop.  When the mustard seeds pop add the crushed garlic and turn the heat off and let the garlic fry until it turns brown.  Next add the turmeric powder and let it cook for 10 seconds and add it to the prepared rasam.

Serve warm.  A great winter soup.


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