3 Big ripen Tomatoes,roughly chopped
a small gooseberry size of Tamarind(extract pulp using hot water,or microwave for half minute)
5-6 garlic pods,slightly crushed with back of knife
1 tbsp rasam powder(preferably homemade or MTR rasam powder)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp jeera
1 red chilli
a pinch of hing
pinch of haldi(turmeric)
1/2 tbsp jaggery
7-8 curry leaves
4-5 stems of coriander
1 tbsp coriander,chopped
- Heat oil,crackle mustard seeds,jeera,red chilli,hing,fry garlic pods,curry leaves,chopped tomatoes until tomatoes leave the juices and forms a nice pulp.
- Add turmeric powder,salt,jaggery,tamarind pulp,enough water mixed in the rasam powder,chopped coriander and coriander stems(do not cut fine) and boil for 3-4 mins.Now taste it and feel free to adjust the salt,spicyness,sourness and sweetness of rasam.Balancing the taste at this stage is a key point for a tasty rasam.