Spicy Hot Rasam

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp - peppercorns
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 - lime sized ball of tamarind or 1 tsp tamarind pulp
  • 1 - medium sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp - garlic powder
  • 2 tsp - rasam powder
  • 2 cups - toor dal
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp - ghee for tempering

How to Make Spicy Hot Rasam

  • Boil the dal and puree it.
  • Grind all the dry ingredients.
  • Soak the tamarind in 2 cups of hot water and puree.
  • In a vessel, take tamarind puree, dry ingredients powder, ginger-garlic powder, rasam powder, finely cut tomato and salt to taste.
  • Boil till the raw smell of the tamarind goes (approximately 10 mins).
  • Then add the dal puree and add water if necessary till you get the desired consistency.
  • Heat a heavy bottom vessel, add the ghee.
  • When it heats up, add the mustard and cumin seeds.
  • When they splutter, add them to the rasam.
  • Boil the rasam once more till it froths, add the finely chopped coriander leaves and remove from heat.

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