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Friday, May 1, 2009

Rasam without Rasam Powder


  1. Tamarind (ping-pong ball size)
  2. Chopped tomatoes (1 cup)
  3. Pepper corns (1/4 tsp)
  4. Corriander seeds (1/4 tsp)
  5. Red chillies (2 nos)
  6. Cumin seeds (2 tsp)
  7. Garlic ( 3 cloves)
  8. Methi seeds ( less than 1/4 tsp)
  9. 1/4 tsp of mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin and curry leaves
  10. Asafoetida
  11. Corriander leaves for garnish
  12. Salt to taste.


  1. In a saucepan, add a tsp of oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  2. Add the tamarind water to it, allow it to boil.Meanwhile, grind the chopped tomatoes, garlic, pepper, cumin seeds, methi,red chillies.
  3. As soon as the tamarind water boils, add the ground mixture , a cup of water, and allow it to boil.Look for the consistency and sourness.If it's more add more water.
  4. Garnish with corriander and turnoff the stove.


Serves a family of 4.

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