Friday, December 23, 2011

Tomato Rasam (Thakkali Rasam using Dal)


Toor Dal - 1/4 cup

Tomato - 1 big

Green chilly -1 nos.

Tamarind pulp - 1 tbsp

Rasam powder - 2 tsp

Crushed pepper cones - 11tsp

Jaggeri - 1 tsp(optional)


Curry leaves - 1 string

Coriander leaves - 3-4 strands


Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Red chilli -1

Asafoetida powder - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - 2 strings

Finely chopped garlic - 2 pods


  • Cook toor dal with a pinch of turmeric till it is well mashed and add water .
  • Add chopped tomatoes to the dal water and bring it to boil.
  • Add rasam powder,tamarind, pepper cones, salt,green chilli,some curry leaves. Cook till tomatoes are cooked. Add jaggery,it is optional.
  • Add coriander leaves, take off the heat.
  • Heat a little oil/ghee,ghee gives more tasty, in a small pan and add mustard seeds.
  • When they start popping add finally chopped garlic,sauted well when it stasrt to become light brown , add curry leaves, asafortida. Pour this seasoning over rasam.
Serve hot.

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