Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mysore Rasam

Much as I love a good, tangy rasam, I don't find myself making it often. I usually make it only when one of us falls ill. This time round, I made rasam just because I wanted to (The fact that I have chosen to showcase dishes from Karnataka for the blogging marathon does have a small bearing on this)and not as a cure for illness.
The recipe is from Mallika Badrinath's Classic Lunch Recipes.

What you need:
Tuar dal - 1/2 cup
Tamarind - a lemon sized ball soaked in water
Corriander seeds/dhania - 2 tsp
Black peppercorns - 10
Red chillies - 3
Cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp
Garlic - 8 pods
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Jaggery - a small piece
Curry leaves - a few

Add cumin,dhania,peppercorns, broken red chillies,garlic and turmeric powder to the dal. Add just enough water to cover it and cook until one whistle.
Let it cool. Drain off excess water(don't throw it away.....keep it aside) and grind the cooked dal to a coarse paste.
Add enough water to the soaked tamarind to make about 2.5 cups of thin tamarind extract. Add the ground dal, water in which dal was cooked,salt and jaggery to this. Crush the curry leaves with your hands and mix it in. Let it boil for about 10-12 minutes until the flavours are well blended.
Serve hot with rice.
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Mélange ! said...

No one can resist that glass of rasam..immensly tempting !

vaishali sabnani said...

rasam looks grt...yum yum....yummy!!

MySpicyKitchen said...

I love any kind of rasam!

Unknown said...

Rasam looks so dealicious nice recipe...

Aarthi said...

yummy dish

Harini said... mom makes Mysore rasam in a different way. Shall share that recipe soon!

Srivalli said...

Looks good Jay. I have not made Mysore Rasam..must make it sometime..

Archana Vivek said...

very nice jay. Looks great.I have also tried from Mallika Badrinath's book.It tastes awesome.

Vardhini said...

Love rasam .. I have this in my draft too :)

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Kalyani said...

Tangy and slurpy ! this is almost like how we make it at home.. my kiddo loves rasam + rice everyday !
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Priya Suresh said...

Comforting rasam, love it anytime..

Suma Gandlur said...


Unknown said...

Heard a lot about it, sounds and looks superb :)

Monika said...

sigh rasam is something I have slowly fallen in love with

Degchi said...

Rasam is such a comfort food.I am gulping it down now only from your picture.