You all know that i love making rasam for my meals, because i love the simplicity of it and the fresh taste it brings to the meals. Since it is so hot here, i am not feeling like cooking anything, i just want to hit the kitchen like a storm. So i love to make rasam since it is so easy and take just less than 15 mins to make. I accompany some poriyal with it. Check out the rasam recipes and poriyal recipes which i posted in this blog.
This rasam is a kind of special one because it has freshly roasted and ground spices in it. Since the dominant flavour is garlic, i love to add a good amount of garlic in it. The roasted spices and the fried garlic makes this rasam so flavourful and yummy. I have a version of tomato garlic rasam which i will post soon. Hope you will try it and let me know what you think.
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves - 5 to 6
Oil - 1 tblspn
Garlic - 10 cloves chopped
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2 broken
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblspn ( Click here for recipe )
Water - 4 to 5 cups
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves - for garnishing
For Roasting and Grinding:
Oil - 1 tsp
Split Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu - 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Whole Pepper - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 4
Coriander Seeds / Malli - 2 tblspn
Heat 1 tsp of oil, add in all the roasting ingredients and roast it for 5 mins on medium heat till golden. Remove it to a mixer and pour some water. Grind it into a smooth paste. Set aside.
Now Heat 1 tblspn oil in the same kadai. Add in chopped garlic and fry for a min or two till light golden. Remove this to a small dish and set aside.
Now in the same garlic flavoured oil. Add in mustard seeds and dry chilli and saute for a min.
Now add in water, tamarind pulp, salt and mix well.
Bring it to a boil and boil it for 2 mins.
Now add in the ground masala, fried garlic pieces and mix well.
Bring this to a boil and simmer for 8 to 10 mins.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Ingredients for roasting and grinding|
|Heat a tsp of oil|
|Add all the whole spices and roast|
|Take it in a blender|
|Pour some water in|
|Make it into a smooth paste|
|Heat some more oil|
|Add in chopped garlic cloves|
|Fry till lightly coloured|
|Remove to a small dish|
|In the remaining flavoured oil|
|Add seasoning ingredients|
|Roast a little|
|Pour some water|
|Add in tamarind pulp|
|Bring to a boil|
|Add the ground masala|
|Add in fried garlic pieces|
|Simmer for a while|
|Garnish with coriander leaves|