Monday, April 23, 2012

Mysore Rasam

It might sound funny if I say that I don't like the Rasam I prepare :).  Rasam is one of the easiest and simplest curry to make. It's a must in our sadya, a comfort food and also a relief during cough and cold. I always make a quick fix Tomato rasam which is ok for my family, but I always feel its just an ordinary one, nothing special. I never bothered to improve and went on making the same rasam...lazy me ;) . But when I saw so many Rasam recipes at Sangee's space, I realized its high time that I learnt an authentic recipe. I never knew there can be a variety of Rasams, I always made the simple and easy Tomato rasam !!

Sangee of Spicy Treats is a good friend of mine and a very talented cook. I guess she had posted different Rasam recipes such as Lemon rasam, Onion rasam, Horsegram Rasam etc for the blogging marathon and I was amazed by them.  I had told her then itself that she has inspired me to learn a new rasam and I will try a few soon. I made Mysore Rasam and it turned out great. It was so flavourful and delicious one. The aroma of the rasam is just fabulous. This rasam and some hot white rice..thats all I need !! I am sure I will be making this often. Thanks Sangee for the lovely recipe. 

Please view the original recipe of Mysore Rasam here. Don't forget to check out a variety of Rasam recipes at Sangee's space here.



You need....

1/4 cup Toor dal
2 Tomatoes
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 cup Tamarind extract
1/8 tsp Jaggery (optional)
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 Dry Red Chillies
4-5 Curry leaves
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1 tsp Oil
Cilantro/Corainder leaves
Salt

To Roast and Grind
2 Dry Red Chilli
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp Chana dal
1 tsp Toor dal
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 - 1 tsp Peppercorns


To prepare...

Pressure cook the Toor dal with turmeric powder. Once cooked, mash well and keep aside.

Heat a small pan, dry roast all the ingredients under To Roast and Grind for a couple of minutes. Grind to a fine powder and keep aside.

Blend the tomatoes (or just mash and add them). Add the tomato puree, mashed dal, tamarind extract, salt and sufficient water to a vessel, let it boil. Then add the ground powder and jaggery if using, bring to a boil and simmer for few minutes. Add water if necessary. 

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and add red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida. Add the tempering to rasam. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.



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52 Tasty Comments:

maha said...

ha...wat a hot n spicy rasam.nice 1.
maha

Anu said...

Yum and tangy rasam, goes well with potato fry.

savitha ramesh said...

Flavourful rasam.cute picture.

Mahi said...

All time comfort rasam..looks good! Freshly ground spices enhances the taste for sure. :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Flavourful and yummy with rice

Srimathi said...

I am glad that you have made a a good flavorful rasam. I love rasam and it is wonderful when it is made well. Good job.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Perfect for cold here...Yumm...

halal foodie said...

rasam looks delicious

Gayathri NG said...

Flavorful n yummy rasam, i can drink as it is...

Prathibha said...

Love rasam anytime..comfort food

Deeksha said...

looks yummy!!

Swathi Iyer said...

Shoba mysore rasam looks delicious, I made once they turned out be great.

simran said...

spicy........n nice!very healthy!

Rasi said...

One of my fav rasam & the best part is everyone has new recipe of the good old rasam :)

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manjooo said...

good try shobha.... :)

radha said...

Yes,sometimes the food someone else makes always seems better. Like I do not like the tea I make! But this rasam looks good.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Rasams are made quite often at my place ...may be bangalore effect ;-) Very comfort dal with rice and papad

Deepa
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Poonam Borkar said...

rasam looks yummy..beautiful clicks!!
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Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Mysore rasam is one of my favorites...Love its flavor and aroma...Nice click.
I too had bookmarked a few rasam recipes from Sangee's space..she did post a nice variety of rasams.

Jay said...

super yummmy...thanks for sharing dear..:)
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Maayeka said...

The so popular and delicious Mysore rasam.. perfectly done and super tempting..

Reshmi said...

love to have that rasam in a glass hot and spicy

Shobha Kamath said...

I simply love Rasam ! I agree it is easy to prepare and tasty too.

Vineetha said...

I too only make tomato rasam with lentil stock...will have to try diff versions like u :)

Priya said...

SUper comforting rasam,my kind of food..

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy and flavorful rasam..comfort food..

Ramya said...

rasam is such a comfort food..even i dont like the rasam i prepare, but i love the ones my mom or MIL makes...i think i should try some fry sangee's space..

Julie said...

Flavorful n tangy rasam,I love rasam after food..just to aid in digestion,yummy!

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cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha.. i have never tried this before., or any other rasam. one day i want to go to thee restaurant and try. i guess you make me feel like tasting it. looks like an appetizer. have a nice day

Sushma Mallya said...

MY comfort food ....looks perfect!

Square Meals said...

Yummy looking rasam. Please collect the award awaiting you at Square Meals
Aparna

Plateful said...

I'm a huge fan of this tangy soup. Yours looks so delish!

faseela said...

yummy n tangy rasam....

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Flavorful rasam..love to have it with piping hot white rice....yum..yum..

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

yummy tangy rasam

sangeetha said...

Thank you so much Sobha for everything...trying out my recipe,posting it in your space with very special notes,linking back to my orginal recipe n along with rasam label....so sweet of u my dear :)
your Rasam looks so tempting n i could feel the aroma n taste...wonderful clicks too!!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks so good and delicious Sobha.

Rinku Naveen said...

Rasam and some pickle for rice..my comfort food. Will try this one.:)

Vardhini said...

Rasam looks flavorful. Nice click and thx for linking.

Vardhini
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jeyashrisuresh said...

Flavorful rasam, nicely done

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

looks wonderful, rasam rice is one my favourites too

Now Serving said...

Looks perfect!!!! Made this a couple of days ago - I add coconut to mine

Hema said...

Lve this flavorful rasam..

Sowmya said...

Nothing can beat the simple delight of a cupful of tangy rasam.....yummy!

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Priyas Feast said...

Yummy Rasam...Pass me the bowl ,sobha..

Anzz said...

RAsam looks hot and perfectly spiced. Lovely one.!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

This is one of my favorites. Can gulp a few gallons during meal time but should be piping hot !

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Lizy said...

perfect as a soup on cold wintery days!

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Mythreyi said...

Rasam looks absolutely delicious...Sobha!!

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Anisha Ranjit said...

I've never made rasam till now coz I feel though a simple procedure it is not easy to make it awesome like some people can. I've really had some mindblowing rasam from a friends place but only few come up to that expectation.

This post has inspired me to make rasam. This will be the first rasam I'm going to make. Beautiful pics. :)

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