Aparna (inspirethoughts) wrote,

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Rasam - Just like mom makes!

I finally mastered in the Rasam that mom makes regularly back home. I had tired n number of times before but always I missed out on something or the other ingredient and the taste would be so different. Not that what I made was bad, it was just different from what mom made. Last week I got it precisely like her, perfect! Here's the finished product with the recipe below:


1) Tamarind - the size of a small lime.
2) Water - 4 cups
3) Salt to taste
4) Coriander / Cliantro spirgs
5) Curry Leaves
6) Turmeric - a pinch

For the Masala:

1) Cumin / Jeera seeds - 1 tsp
2) Coriander / Cilantro / Dhaniya Seeds - 1 tsp
3) Dry Coconut - a small piece (if you do not have dry coconut, use 1 tsp of unsweetened Coconut Powder)
4) Garlic - 2 cloves diced
5) Ginger - one inch piece diced


1) Grind the ingredients above for Masala into a fine paste.
2) Add the 4 cups of water in a cooking pot.
3) To it add all the ingredients including the Masala except for Curry Leaves.
4) Let the micture boil, then leave it on stove on low flame for 2 or 3 minutes.
5) Now remove from stove and add Tadka (1/2 tsp Urad Daal, 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds, 2 red chillies split to pieces and Curry Leaves).
6) Serve with Rice!
Tags: kitchen fun, rasams
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