Feb 16, 2014

Andhra Tomato Rasam Recipe / Tomato Rasam Recipe / Andhra Style Rasam Recipe / Andhra Tomato Charu Recipe



Tirunelveli Samayal Chakaravarthy is the title which i got yesterday..Two days of cooking, fun, excitement, pressure, tiredness all ended up with a cherishing moment.Puthuyugamtv came up with a awesome cooking contest Namma Ooru Namma Ruchi..I participated along with 150 other contestants. 



As the first level, we have cook dishes from home. I made Homemade Parota, Nagercoil Chicken Curry, Mutton Chukka, Kanji & PerumPayaru Theyal. I was shortlisted in the first level of audition along with 15 other people. Then the next day we were asked to cook right over in a catering school. I made a typical traditional Nagercoil Kalyana Chapadu with 12 dishes starting from Pineapple Pulisery, Avial, Sambar, Poriyal, Pachadi, Kichadi & Payasam, Everything should be cooked in 45 mins. I made it successfully and was fingers crossed. After waiting for few hours the results came and i was in the second place of the contest. OMG IT WAS AMAZING, THRILLING..Now this contest is going to happen in 8 more places and 3 people from each place will be selected.Then the total 27 people will participate in the grand finale which will be held in chennai..I was handed with lots of gifts like Prestige 2 liter & 5 liter pressure cooker and a Eureka Forbes Vaccum Cleaner. I am really in the top excited mode..Cant wait for the finale..
 

And to the top of it, I have to give thousands of kisses to my dearest Hubby because without him i couldn't have come this far. He is the one who took care of Maha for the whole day when i was in the shoot. OMG He is the BESTEST, I am so lucky to have such a motivating hubby. Thank you Dear, I am really blessed.



Now coming back to this rasam. It is a andhra style rasam which has coconut in it. Normally you dont add coconut in rasam, but this is a different style of rasam and it really made it so tasty. Hubby started drinking this as a soup..It was that tasty. So try this out and let me know how it turned out..



Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves : 4 to 5

Ingredients:

Oil - 1 tsp
Tomato - 1 large chopped
Green Chilli - 1
Tamarind Pulp - 1.5 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves a handful chopped 
Water as needed ( around 2 to 2.5 cups)

For Grinding:
Coconut - 2 tblspn grated 
Whole Black Pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Whole Coriander Seeds / Thania - 1 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli - 3 to 4
Garlic - 6 large cloves

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Parupppu - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp 
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp

Method:

Take the grinding ingredients in a blender, add some water and make into a smooth puree. Set aside till use.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in tomatoes, green chilli and saute for 2 to 3 mins till the raw smell leaves and tomatoe starts to break down.

Add in salt, sugar, turmeric powder and tamarind pulp. mix well.

Now add in water and mix well. Add in the ground masala and mix. Bring everything to a good boil.

Simmer for a 5 mins or so.

Now lets make the seasoning. Heat oil in a small pan and add in mustard, urad dal and cumin seeds. Let it sizzle. Add in chilli and assafoetida and mix. 

Pour this over the rasam and mix well. Add in lots of coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve hot with rice.

Pictorial:
Take your grinding ingredients


Take them in a blender


Make it into a smooth puree


Now your other stuffs


Heat oil in a kadai


Add in tomatoes and green chilli


Saute for a while


Add in salt, sugar and turmeric powder


Add in tamarind pulp


Pour some water


Mix it up


Add the ground paste


Mix it up


Bring it to a boil


Simmer for a while


Now make tempering


Add mustard, urad dal and cumin in hot oil


Add a dry chilli


A touch of asafoetida


Pour it over the rasam


Add in lots of coriander leaves


Mix well


Serve

13 comments:

  1. congrats aarthi.i am waiting to see u in TV.All the best for the further rounds.

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  2. You have amazing talent... Way to go..Congratulations :)

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  3. Congrats.love your blog has lots of interesting recipes

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  4. Nagercoil kalyana aviyal,payasam,kootukal recipe thanga please

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  5. Hi I tried ur Rasam recipe and I loved it!! Thank u so much

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  6. i tried the rasam today and it was very good. It looked just like who it is in your pictures ! Thanks for the recipe. Regards, Shiv

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  7. Hai aarthi thanks for the rasam recipes and iam waiting for you when you are going to come in puthu yukam and I am watching daily puthuyukam so you come give your new recipes. Ok thank you.

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  8. Congrats arthi.. All d very best to u.. do let us know wen ur pgm would be telecasted .we would be delighted to see u..

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  9. goodddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd madammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr madammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm thats all to say

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  10. Hi

    I tried you Rasam recipe today and it was awesome. Everyone loved it.

    I really hope to try more of your recipes in the future.

    Thank you for posting such good recipes.

    Sangeetha

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  11. Can I desiccated coconut since I don't have fresh coconut. I also have coconut milk. Pls suggest which one will be a better option. Would love to make it for my daughter who loves rasam...pls

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    1. you can use dried coconut. i think that would be good.

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