November 29, 2016

Herbal Rasam / Mooligai Rasam


Warm yourself with Herbal Rasam during winter seasons. Herbal Rasam is also a good remedy and precautionary measure for cough and cold.

Check out more home remedies here.




Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Rasam
Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 10 mins | Yields: 3 cups

Ingredients:
Tamarind
Small gooseberry size
Big size Tomato
1
Salt
As required
Rasam Powder (Click here for homemade Rasam Powder Recipe)
2 tsp
To Temper:

Oil
1 tsp
Mustard Seeds
¼ tsp
Curry Leaves
2 spring
Crushed Garlic Pods
4
Grated Ginger
1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing
¼ tsp
Red Chilli
1
Herbs:

Sweet Basil
5 leaves
Ajwain Leaves
3
Solanum Trilobatum
7
To Garnish:

Chopped Coriander Leaves
Handful

Procedure:
1. Wash and soak the tamarind in 1 cup warm water. Leave it for 10 mins.
2. Then extract the juice from the tamarind pulp and keep it aside.
3. Wash and chop the tomato into small pieces.
4. Add this chopped tomato with the tamarind pulp (From 2) and smash them with your hand. Then add 2 cups of water and mix them well. Keep it aside.
5. Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait for popping.
6. Then add curry leaves, broken red chilly, crushed garlic pods and grated ginger. Sauté them for a min.
7. Now add the Rasam Powder and sauté for few seconds.
8. Then add the herbs ( sweet basil, aswain leves, solanum trilobatum) and fry till the raw smell goes off.
9. Now add the tamarind and tomato mixture (from 4), salt and coriander leaves.
10. Keep the flame at simmer and cook till the rasam becomes frothy. Switch off the flame immediately when it starts to boil.
    Healthy and yummy rasam is ready to serve.

Note:
1. Adjust the water level according to your level of sour taste of the rasam.
2. Adjust the red chilly level according to your spice taste. 


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