As i mentioned in my kara kulambu post,my appa makes rasam very well.When my father was in mumbai, he used to do this rasam.We love this rasam more than my mom’s version.So we(me & my sis) used to tell our dad to make rasam in weekends and we enjoy with mom’s potato poriyal.This is a very simple rasam recipe using freshly ground rasam powder with just 2 ingredients.U can replace this rasam powder with store bought or your own rasam powder too.It comes out well.It can be made in few minutes.We call this as bachelor’s rasam.U can even drink this rasam.I love to mix with buttermilk & drink. The flavour of pepper and jeera waft around ur house when u make this rasam .Try this easy rasam during busy mornings.Tastes great with simple potato curry and papad !
Easy rasam recipe with freshly ground easy rasam powder
In a bowl, soak tamarind in half cup of hot water for 5 minutes.In the mean time, prepare rasam powder by grinding the pepper corns and cumin seeds together.Store in a box.Set aside.
Extract tamarind juice using 2.5cups of water.Totally it should come to 3 cups.Add salt,sugar, turmeric powder& rasam powder.Mix well.Check for taste.U’ll feel the rasam taste.Add more salt & rasam powder if necessary.Now crush the tomatoes well using ur hands and add to this tamarind water.
In a kadai, heat oil or ghee and temper the mustard seeds,jeera, pinched red chillies,curry leaves.Add the tamarind mixture.As soon it as starts to boil,add the crushed garlic pods.Give a full roll boil only once.
When it becomes frothy,add chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.Transfer to a bowl.Close it with a lid immediately.
Rasam is ready to enjoy with plain rice !
The quantity i have given for rasam powder can be used for making rasam thrice.Store it in an air tight box and use a clean,dry spoon.
U can also use sakthi, priya, aachi rasam powder.Use 1 tsp for 1 cup of water.Check for taste.Add more or less based on ur need.
Dal water can be added for more taste.For variations, u can saute the tomato while tempering instead of adding it raw..
Adding Sugar gives a clear rasam.
Garlic cloves and coriander leaves is a must for this recipe.
Tempering can be done at the end too.It will give a different flavour.Using ghee is optional but it smells good while u eat.
Yummy , flavourful rasam is ready to eat with plain rice!