Pepper - 3 table spoons
Jeera - 3 table spoons
Dhaniya (Coriander seeds) - 1 spoon
Red chillies - 2 nos
Garlic pods - 2
Tamarind - to make 3 table spoons of pulp
Tomatoes -1 cut into small pieces
Fresh Coriander - a handful
Blend the dry ingredients in a mixer to form a coarse powder. Soak tamarind in lukewarm water and make a thick pulp out of it .
In a wide pan, add a little oil and add mustard seeds wait till they sputter. Add the tamarind pulp followed by the tomatoes and add a cup of water. Let the tomatoes get done. Now add the coarse rasam powder that you have grind along with required amount of salt. Let it boil for sometime and when you get the flavour of rasam add the fresh coriander leaves and remove from fire
You can add fresh curry leaves and finely chopped tomatoes for seasoning. I sometimes drain the whole mixture and heat only the juice in microwave just before serving. Some people like it along with the fine powder of Rasam
My family as such likes rasam with potato, but I like it with Beans Poriyal. Now I need to make beans poriyal. Will post it soon. My mom used to say that if at all I need to forgo a veggie when I visit Kasi, it has to be only Beans.
Now on to my fellow runners.. lets check out what s cooking in their kitchens
DK from Culinary Bazaar,Siri from Siri-Corner,Srivalli from Cooking4allseasons, Ranji from Rb cuisines,PJ from Seduce your taste buds,Curry Leaf from Tasty Curry Leaf,Medha from Medha Blogspot,Priya from Priya's Easy and Tasty Recipes,Bhawna from Bhawna Loves Cooking,Raaji from Raajis - Kitchen,Ruchii from Ruchii,Anu from Arundati-Foodblog,Kamala from Harish Nandu,Roopa from RV Kitchen Treats,Divya Kudua from Divya's Cook Book,Rekha from Plantain Leaf,Divya M from Divyaz Easy Receipe, Lakshmi from The Yum Blog,Raaga from Chef At Work,Lakshmi Venkatesh from Delights of Cooking,Sripriya from Srikar's Kitchen,Viji from Viji's Veg Corner,Pavani from Food Damaka