TOMATO RASAM – SOUL/COMFORT FOOD

IMG_2577Hey There. You know what is soul food? Or comfort food? The food that satisfies your soul on a tough day is known as soul/comfort food. Or the food that reminds you of your home or native is soul/comfort food. Today I am posting one such soul food. Rasam. Now there are many types of rasam and many recipes out there.

Rasam is a famous south indian dish that is known for its digestive powers. It is known for its cleansing properties. It is very good to have it as a soup or shorba when you are fighting a cold or chest congestion.

IMG_2579INGREDIENTS:

Tomatoes – 2 ripe

Coriander Seeds – 1.4 tblsp

Black Pepper corns – 8-10

Garlic – 5-6 cloves

Asafoetida powder – a pinch

Tamarind – 1 small lemon sized soaked in ¼ cup water

Dry red chilli – 2-3

Oil – 2 tblspn

Coriander Leaves – 3-4 tblspn

Salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fry red chilli in oil. Remove and take it in blender.
  2. Blend into coarse paste red chilli, coriander seeds, black pepper and garlic.
  3. Put this mixture back into oil and saute for a minute.
  4. Add asafoetida powder and mix well.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook the tomatoes till soft.
  6. Add tamarind pulp and mix well.
  7. Add salt and 1.5 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  8. Let it boil for 10 minutes.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice or drink it as it is.IMG_2578

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