Easy Tomato Rasam Soup

Ingredients

1 large Tomato
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
8 Black Peppercorns (Kali mirch)
1 teaspoon Coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon Tamarind (optional)
1 pinch A of asafoetida (Hing)
salt as desired
2 cups of water
1 tablespoon of thick boiled Pigeon peas (Toor dal)
A few sprigs of Curry leaves

Preparation

1
Take a big vessel and add 2 cups of water in it. Wash the tomato and crush it inside the water or dice it finely and add in the water. If you like your soup to be a bit tangy and sour add the tamarind, else avoid it.
2
Crush cumin, coriander and the peppercorns in a pestle. Add this crushed powder to the tomato water.
3
Add rest of the ingredients except the thick dal and let it boil on medium heat for 15-2o minutes.
4
Mix 2-3 tsp. of plain water in the thick boiled Pigeon peas or Toor dal and add it to the soup.
5
Take off the heat and sprinkle fresh coriander leaves.
6
You can season it with a tsp of oil and 1/2 a tsp of mustard seeds. I normally avoid the same.
7
Serve hot with plain rice or just enjoy the hot & healthy soup as it is.

 



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Rasam is a soup that is typical in Southern Indian cuisine. It's a good homemade remedy for coughs and cold, a great appetizer, and relieves tiredness and strain from a hectic day of work.

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