Monday, April 4, 2022

RASAM POWDER AND RASAM RECIPE

 MELLOWBITES SPICE SERIES

RASAM POWDER & RASAM

Rasam is a staple diet of South Indian cooking and Rasam powder is one integral spice powder of a south Indian kitchen.Lwet's make a fresh homemade rasam powder and see one basic rasam recipe with this Powder.

RASAM POWDER



INGREDIENTS:
Cumin seeds -1/2 cup
Coriander seeds -1
Peppercorns-1/2 cup
Toor dhal -1/4 cup
Whole red chili -8-10

METHOD:
  • In a heavy bottomed pan/cast iron pan add cumin seeds and dry roast it on simmer until a nice aroma comes and cumin seeds turn mild golden. Transfer it to a plate.
  • Dry roast peppercorns also in the same pan on simmer for 2 -3 minutes and transfer it to a plate.
  • Dry roast toor dal until it turns light golden and transfer it to a plate.
  • Dry roast coriander seeds until you get a nice aroma of coriander seeds. Transfer it to a plate.
  • Finally dry roast 8-10 red chilies just for 1-2 minutes
  • Blend all the dry toasted ingredients into a fine powder 
  • Instead of dry roasting You can also sundry  putting all these ingredients spread on a wide plate for 2 days and blend it into a fine powder.
  • Store it in an air tight container for up to six months
RASAM




INGREDIENTS:
Tamarind           - 1 amla sized ball
Sesame oil          -1 tbsp
Mustard seeds     -1/3 tsp
Fenugreek seeds -1/3 tsp
Whole Red chili -1
Asafoetida          -1/8 tsp
Garlic cloves      -3 finely chopped
Curry leaves       -1/4 cup
cilantro               -1/4 cup
Tomato               - 1 finely chopped
Rasam powder   - 21/2- 3 tsp



METHOD:
  • Soak tamarind in a  bowl with 21/2 cups of water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Squeeze out the juice out of it and discard the pulp.
  • In a pot heat sesame  oil, and temper with mustard seeds.
  • Once the mustard seeds splutter, put in fenugreek seeds , whole red chili ,finely chopped garlic cloves and asafetida.
  • Follow it by chopped curry leaves, cilantro and tomato
  • Saut√© it for a minute or two.
  • Put in rasam powder and saute for few seconds.
  • Pour in the prepared tamarind juice ,and let it come to a rolling boil ,switch of immediately.
  • To a serving bowl add adequate salt for the rasam and pour in piping hot Rasam.
  • Serve hot over rice.
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