Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Orange & Lemon Rasam

Toor dal – ¼ cup
Tomato - 1
Green chili - 2
Ginger – a small piece
Orange juice (fresh) – ½ cup
Lemon juice – 1tbs
Rasam powder – 1 ½ tsp
Cilantro - handful
Asafetida – 1pinch or 2
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Cumin – ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee – 1 ½ tbs

Pressure cook toor dal until soft and mash it well. Take a cooking bowl add 1 tbs ghee, followed by asafetida, chopped tomatoes, green chilli & ginger and saute for a minute, then add turmeric powder, rasam powder & pour some water and boil it . Simmer and boil for 15 to 20 minutes. Add the pressure cooked water from toor dal to it. Do not boil rasam too much as it will loose its taste, when froth starts forming at the top add  orange & lemon juice to the rasam and switch it off. Heat ½ tbs  of ghee and season the rasam with mustard & cumin seeds. Garnish with cilantro.

Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy the sweet & sour rasam

No comments: