Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yoghurt Rasam (Indian Pepper Sour soup)

Not easy, not at all easy deciding on what to cook for the day. Even if its the same dishes repeated over and over, none will say anything because they definitely appreciate a decent home cooked meal. And they always love rasam (rasam and benefits, rasam with crab legs, egg rasam and lemon rasam). Okay. point noted and I made another version - yoghurt rasam, obviously yoghurt, masoor dhal, green chillies and spring onion. Now if you are gonna make extra and warm up the next day, please do not over heat/boil, otherwise rasam will become bitter.

Ingredients (A)
1 cup masoor dhal - simmer till tender with some water and lightly mash
5 garlic - crushed
1 tbsp cumin powder
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1 (about 100) tomato - slice thinly
1/2 liter water
Salt for taste

For tempering (B)
2 green chillies - sliced to 3-4 pieces
1 tsp fenugreek/halba seeds
1 tsp black mustard seeds
2 tbsp oil
1 cup yoghurt
2 sprigs spring onion - cut into pieces

Into a pot, add all ingredients listed in A.
Stir and let it simmer till heated through.
For tempering, heat oil and quickly fry all ingredient stated in B except for yoghurt and spring onion.
Tip into rasam mixture and off the heat.
Stir in yoghurt and spring onion.
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  1. I've never had yogurt rasam but can only imagine how delicious and tangy it would be.

  2. You have described the taste of this soup very well. Spicy and sour is something you do not easily find around here, but in Malaysia it is a different story. Glad to see the recipe here-because that is the only way I will be able to taste this! It does look amazing and healthy. Have a great day!

  3. This soup looks incredible! I love the color of the stock and the green chile substitution. I've never tried Rasam, I'm wondering if they sell it any of the Indian restaurants around me? I'll have to keep my eye out & if not I'll have to attempt this on my own - looks to good to pass up! Yum!

  4. I have never had yogurt rasam but i do like the sour and spicy ness in the Southern lentil soup.

  5. my hubi loves this...he sure to order one if go indian food

  6. Looks delicious... perfect for rainy days.. =)

  7. I've never had anything like this before so am very curious to know what it would taste like! Sounds good.

  8. I would love to try this combination of flavors, Nava. Sounds interestingly good!

  9. Great healthy soup recipe,I thinks this soup is good for warm weather Too !!

  10. Nice recipe...Looks very yummy...

  11. Thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments. This is such a simple yet wonderful soup which we must have, esp my other half.

  12. Tempting soup, delicious & healthy! Thank you for liking Carrot Halwa and hope you will try it someday :)

  13. That's such a good looking soup, and definitely a health booster! Good call on not letting it go to a boil! I'll definitely have to keep an eye out for some of those ingredients!

  14. healthy soup.. friends are into tumeric tea because of its wonderful health benefits..

  15. Such a tempting recipe! I have to give it a try.

  16. Interesting and healthy recipe. YUMMY!


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