Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lime Rasam

Jan 23rd 2010

This is a rasam that does not require any tamarind. The ginger in the dish adds a very nice flavor. My sister Anitha is the one who really popularized this when we were in graduate school. This is a regular in our house because V can eat it too as it is not very spicy. 

  • cooked Thoor dal (1/4 or less cup)
  • green chillies (2-3) slit
  • ginger (about 2 inches) cut into tiny pieces
  • tomatoes (2)
  • mustard and jeera with ghee for seasoning
  • Cilantro
  • 1 tsp Chilly Powder and MTR Rasam powder
  • Hing (a pinch)
  • salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder
  • Lime juice (fresh or packaged) 1 or 2 tbsp - per taste

Method de Preparation:
  1. Chop tomatoes in relatively big pieces and microwave for 1 or 2 min.
  2. Take a little bit of water in the vessel, add the turmeric powder, green chillies, ginger and hing and allow to boil for 5 min.
  3. Add the tomatoes and allow to cook for a min.
  4. Add chilly powder and rasam powder and wait a couple more mins.
  5. Add the thoor dhal, and enough water  (about 2 cups), and add salt. Mix everything together and sit back and allow the whole mixture to blend well and boil.
  6. When it begins to foam, turn off gas.
  7. Season with mustard and jeera in ghee.
  8. Garnish with chopped corriander (cilantro).
  9. When cooled a bit, add the lemon juice.
Source: Amma, Anitha


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