Friday, 31 July 2015

Udupi Tomato Rasam

Udipi Tomato Rasam (Tomato Saaru) is the most delicious Rasam you would have ever tasted. It is most popular in the Sri Krishna Temple in Udupi. Here's a recipe which comes very close to that. Enjoy this rasam as a soup by itself or with rice and papad.

Ingredients :

2 tomatoes finely chopped
1 teaspoon jaggery
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 lemon sized tamarind (soaked in water and juice extracted)
2 tablespoons Udupi Rasam Powder (click here for link)
1 cup cooked toor dal/arhar dal
a bunch of coriander leaves (for garnishing)

for tadka (seasoning )

2 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
a pinch of asafoetida
10-12 curry leaves

Method :

1. Take tomatoes, turmeric powder, jaggery and tamarind in a bowl.

2. Add 2 cups of water and rasam powder and bring to a boil.

3. In the meanwhile, whisk the dal to ensure it is smooth.

4. Add the dal to the boiling rasam and simmer.

5. When the rasam starts frothing, simmer for a few more minutes and switch of the gas.

6. Add coriander leaves.

7. For tadka, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it starts spluttering, add asafoetida and curry leaves. Add to the rasam.

8. Udupi Tomato Rasam is ready to be served with hot rice and papad.

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