Cumin-Coriander Rasam

Ingredients

2 tablespoons cumin seeds
3 tablespoons coriander
2 tablespoons toor daal*
jaggery**
cilantro and curry leaves for garnishing
Tadka Ingredients:
2 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds

Preparation

1
Roast cumin seeds,coriander, red chillies, and toor daal/lentils until a fine aroma oozes out.
2
Blend the dry roasted spices into a fine powder by adding a pinch of Hing and Haldi.
3
Add tamarind water (soak tamarind in a luke warm water for about 20 -30 minutes or microwave tamarind with little water for about 30sec to 1 minute), chopped tomato, chopped green chillies, cilantro, curry leaves and add enough water to get the required consistency.
4
Add a pinch of Haldi and Hing and get the mixture to a boil.
5
When it starts boiling add freshly prepared rasam powder (about 2 Tbsp), jaggery and salt to taste, and let it boil for a 3 to 5 minutes.
6
Put oil in a fry pan, when it gets warm, add mustard seeds. After it sputters add dry red chillies (split into pieces) and hing (if desired) and curry leaves.
7
Add this tadka to the rasam and turn off heat.

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Rasam is a South Indian Soup, prepared with tamarind, tomato and other spices. Its eaten with rice or alone as a soup.

Substitutes:
*Or yellow lentils

**Or brown sugar

Yield:

3

Added:

January 22, 2010

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