The most basic Rasam and also has various methods of preparation . This is my Mom’s recipe. She adds tomato to dal and cooks so that the juice of Tomato gets in the dal well.
Rasam Powder – 2 tsp
Tamarind – a small pebble size.
Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
Hing – 1tsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Jeera -1 tsp
Coriander leaves – few
Curry leaves – few
Ghee – 1 tsp
Soak tamarind in water and extract the juice.
- Cook tuvar dal with tomato in a pressure cooker and then mash them well .
Add turmeric powder and salt to this.
When this boils add the tuvar dal mixed with little water .
After some time add rasam powder, little ghee and if needed a bit of jaggery
- Switch off the rasam after few minutes.
Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves.
- Temper mustard seeds, jeera in Ghee and add to rasam.