Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mysore Rasam

Its been quite a long time that I created a post here.Many things kept me engaged..Exams,Dad's visit,travelling etc.
It was raining all day for the past 3 days.And our whole house was surrounded by water . And we couldn't get any groceries.There was no power supply and I was going insane without knowing what to do.My sister was sick and I was in the verge of catching cold.The continuous slashing rain,numbing chillness and boredom all together made the day grey.So to keep ourselves warm and peppy we made 'Mysore Rasam'. The steaming rice and the hot rasam was like medicine.I felt rejuvenated and cozy after sipping the rasam.
This may not be the authentic recipe for Mysore rasam.What we made was our own version,which is simple,quick and too good.

You will need:
4 Big Tomatoes
1/4 cup boiled Toor Dal
6 cloves of Garlic
1 tbsp pepper
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 small gooseberry sized tamarind
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
A pinch of hing
Salt as per taste

Begin by soaking the tamarind in 1/2 liter water.

Dry roast cumin seeds and pepper.Ground them coasrsely.Add toamotes and garlic in the same jar and puree them.Add sugar,salt and chilli powder mix well and keep aside.

In a vessel,heat 1 tbsp oil and add the mustard seeds,hing and curry leaves.Let the seeds splutter.Add the tomatoe paste.And fry until the raw smell goes away.

Extract the tamarind juice and pour over the tomatoe paste.Add the cooked Dal too.Stir and check for salt .At this point,one can add whatever more is required.

Bring to boil and turn off the heat.

We had it mixed with rice accompained by 'Potato Podimass' and 'Masala Pappad'.


  1. this looks lovely. i absolutely love meals like this and you make it look so simple!

  2. Oh thank you..try this,you wont regret!

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