Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Todays lunch box menu consists of: Tomato rasam
                                                      Lady's finger  with tamarind

                                                                        TOMATO RASAM


Tur dal -  1/4cup
Tomato - 1 big size chop into small pieces
Haldi - pinch
Rasam pwd - 1tbsp
Tamarind paste - 1tsp
Jaggery (optional) - little
Few fresh curry leaves
Salt to taste

For seasoning:
Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Hing - pinch
Dry red chilli - 1
Few fresh curry leaves

Ghee - 1tsp


1. In a pressure cooker, place a cup of tur dal, turmeric pwd, pinch of hing and 1 cup of water and pressure cook upto 3 whistles.
2 Heat a deep vessel.
3. Add 3 cups of water, mashed dal, chopped tomatoes, tamarind extract, salt, turmeric pwd, few fresh curry leaves, pinch of jaggery and rasam pwd and bring to a boil.
4.  Continue to boil for 2-3 mts.
5. Heat oil in a pan.
6. Add mustards seeds and as they splutter.
7. Add red chillis and curry leaves and stir fry for a few seconds. Add asafoetida and turn off heat.
8. Add this to the rasam and combine.
9. Turn off heat and place lid.
10. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with plain rice..............................


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