Friday, May 24, 2013

Rasam - Tangy Peppery Indian Soup (home made rasam podi/powder)


Ohlalala! Its back to rasam people. Oh-yes, rasam is ever loved, every appreciated for its tangy peppery taste and its benefits has already been taken to great length in rasam and benefits, crab legs rasam, egg rasam, yoghurt rasam, nandu rasam and coriander leaves rasam. So. I've got nothing much to cover on rasam, except to say that this Rasam is special. Really. Made with home rasam podi/powder, juiced out from mum who initially went on a twisted mode. She actually hesitated, I think she meant well. She repeated over and over again that she will make for me. I then had to explain to her this whole plot of me blogging which she vaguely understood. Anyway, by god's grace, I finally, phew! jolted down the recipe. Here is the recipe everyone. Don't hesitate to dive into rasam anytime. 

Ingredients
For the rasam powder/podi
1 tbsp kadalai paruppu/bengal gram
1 tbsp yellow dhal
1/2 tbsp black pepper
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
3 sprigs curry leaves 
For the rasam (A)
1-2tbps of the rasam powder/podi (as you prefer and keep the balance for the next round by storing in an airtight bottle). 
1 tomato - sliced
5 garlic - crushed (with or without skin)
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp tamarind juice/lemon
Salt for taste

For tempering
2-3 dried red chilies - broken
1 tsp black mustard seeds
Coriander leaves - sliced (for garnishing. You can also fry together as well)
2 tbsp of oil

Method
For the rasam powder/podi
Dry fry the ingredients till light brown and to release the aroma (about 3-4 mins)
Remove and blend/process to a smooth powder. 

For the rasam
Add 1-2 tbsp rasam powder and all ingredients listed in A with 1/2 liter of water.
Simmer (do not boil) until heated through.
In another pan, fry the tempering ingredients. 
Tip into rasam, stir and remove from heat. 
Optional - garnish with coriander leaves before serving. 
Show some love by trending alongside "cook with nava-k" on every other social media please!!


Kindly Bookmark and Share it:

31 comments:

  1. Interesting hmmm what is rasam
    Mayb I taste it before....

    ReplyDelete
  2. lovely clicks...Very comforting & tasty rasam :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. nothing's as comforting as our rasam...the best of any time

    ReplyDelete
  4. quite a comforting soup,love u r version.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yet another lovely rasam, or should I say Miracle Soup!!
    I never get bored of rasam either - I'm happy, rasam it is.
    I'm too sad, rasam it is. I'm sick, rasam it is!!
    Love the floating whole red chili, it would have been hot! I have never prepared rasam podi at home, have always got store brought podi. But my Aunt used to make at home, will get that recipe some day and will post it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nava love ur way of saying frankly about Mom hee..hee..but see she has the best recipe:)

    ReplyDelete
  7. freshly ground powder gives awesome aroma to the rasam...nice recipe..

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love having a good rasam with my Indian meal. Now that I have a tried and tested recipe from you...I can have rasam in my own house!

    ReplyDelete
  9. All time favorite... Love to have with potato curry

    ReplyDelete
  10. Moms special rasam powder recipe...perfect.Thanks for hijacking the recipe and sharing with us nava :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Homemade rasam powder is always best Nava. both me and my daughter loves rasam.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Indeed it is a miracle soup . Delicious and medicinal to open sinus.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have a recipe of rasam shared by a friend but I find your recipe very promising. I am going to try it very soon. thanks for sharing. My husband loves rasam with papad and i am gonna surprise him soon ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. My kind of soup for the summer, i love that fresh grounded spice on this rasam, and i like to serve with nasi putih :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Tempting & comforting rasam ever.. Loved it Nava :-)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello nava..I used to call it as an Indian soup! This is my late father favorite soup as an appetizer ... and we will be served with this dish every time we have a cold ... eat while still hot to sweat!
    It's a miracle soup indeed!

    I just bought a ready made Babas Rasam Podi, will try it soon! thanks for sharing this, Nava...yours look great and mouth watering!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I would love to try this rasam especially with winter kicking in :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sounds like a delicious and flavorful soup. I love all kinds of soup, all year round. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. You are so right about rasam..i am not a soup person but i can drink buckets of rasam ...okay i am little exaggerating by using word buckets but i do love rasam..:)..your pic is so tempting..feeling hungry now..

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love Rasam too..:-) rice, rasam and some pickles is all I need :-)YUM.. Thank you Nava for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  21. Good post..will ask my wife to try this...rasam her favourite choice....

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your rasam looks tempting, Nava..

    ReplyDelete
  23. The smell and taste must be amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh great!!!! Always best to make one at home

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...