November 10, 2011

Thakkali Rasam(Tomato Rasam)-Indian Soup with Lentil and Tomato

Toor Dal (yellow lentils) -1/4 cup
Tomato -2 nos (chopped)
Tamarind- lemon size
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tspn
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves
Mustard seeds – 1 tspn
Oil – 2 tblspn
Curry leaves
Green chillies-2 nos (sliced)
Dried red chilli – 2 ( broken into two)
Asafoetida (hing)- a pinch
Garlic clove- 5-6 ( crushed)
For Rasam powder( or you can use instant rasam powder-2 tspn)
Cumin seeds – 1 tblspn
Whole black pepper – 1 tblspn
Fenugreek seeds – ½ tspn
Coriander seeds-1 tblspn
Dried red chilli-2
Channa dal – 1 tspn
Urad dal- 1 tspn
1.Dry roast the ingredients for rasam powder.And grind it to make powder.keep aside.
2.Pressure cook tuvar dal with turmeric in a cup of water till soft and keep aside.
3.Heat 1 tsp oil in a deep pan, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter.Add the asafoetida, rasam powder(which kept aside early- or  instant rasam powder), garlic,dried red chillies and curry leaves.
4.Add tomatoes and sauté it.
5.Add the tamarind extract  with water,green chili and salt.
6.Bring it to boil.
7.Garnish with coriander leaves.