Monday, August 8, 2011

Spiced soup rasam


1 to 2 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds optional
1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp peppercorn or more to taste
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 to 2 dried red chillie
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp curry leaves
1/4 cup onion
2 tbsp garlic or to taste
1 tsp ginger grated
1/4 cup tomato
1 tbsp tamarind
3 to 4 cups water
1/2 tsp salt to taste
2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped

With a mortar and pestle crush the coriander seeds, cumin seeds and peppercorns and leave aside. Pulp the tamarind using some water and leave aside.

Heat oil if using mustard seeds add and then add the crushed seeds, asafoetida, dried red chillie broken into two, turmeric, curry leaves, onion, garlic, ginger then tomatoes with the salt. Saute a little then add tamarind and water. Let it boil and simmer in medium high heat for about 10 minutes till the water is reduced a little and soup water is flavoured and the ingredients are soft. Add the coriander leaves in the end and serve hot. It can be strained and served if you prefer a clear soup and not to have the whole spice seeds while drinking.

Can drink this on its own or with rice, usually rasam is served as a starter when serving rice and curries.
For a variation add 2 tbsp of cooked dal I use mysoor dal cooked till it is soft with water, turmeric and salt and add it to the rasam this gives a creamy texture.



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76 comments:

  1. perfect one to pair with hot rice and simple curry. love to have it as it too.nice version too

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  2. Super Rasam. Very flavourful.

    I usually drink rasam rather than having with rice. I feel in that way only I can feel the correct rasam taste.

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  3. its raining here non stop and nothing could make you feel good than this rasam. nice shots.

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  4. That looks soo comforting:-) With hot rice this must b a delight..Slurp!!

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  5. Nice weather to have such a spicy rasam soup...perfect time for such nice post..thanks for sharing,,,,

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  6. flavoured yummy rasam is looking in cut pair of cups

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  7. Mmmm...I just tried making rasam for the first time yesterday with Kankana's recipe. I think I'm hooked to rasam now. Will have to try out yours too - looks delish!

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  8. My my that looks yum! Entered the olivado contest :)

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  9. Wow... so colorful, Yummy Rasam. Awesome presentation!!!

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  10. I just want one cuppa ....yum

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  11. This sounds delicious! I love drinking hot spicy broth when it starts getting colder.

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  12. Looks great and very inviting !

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  13. Deliciously flavourful rasam. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. That's look awesome. Love to have this right now..Yum!

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  15. Spicy and delicious rasam soup....

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  16. Spicy, tangy and appetizing rasam

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  17. Rasam is such a comfort food. Loving it

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  18. Yummy rasam. Mortar and pestle takes the taste to a different level indeed :)

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  19. very flavourful and healthy. nice clicks.

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  20. Rasam soup is such an appetizing soup esp when it is spiced and tangy...

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  21. Its raining here and this should be so soothing :)

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  22. awesome! my all time fav.....

    beautiful clicks too!

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  23. Rasam is always a soothing drink and your cups of flavor look beautiful!!

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  24. Oooh! I swear I can smell that through my screen. Lovely soup, great flavor :)

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  25. Liking your version of Rasam too! Guess what i am making rasam again tonight :)

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  26. Hmmm you have lots of great soup recipes, and I wish to have this soup right now. It's been so cold in SF this summer.... this soup sounds perfect.

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  27. Rasam my fav...luv the taste..thanks for sharing the recipe..:)

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  28. Tomato soup with Indian spices - sounds great.

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  29. Rasam looks so yummy. Perfect with rice too :D

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  30. Loved the style of giving in the glass.
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  31. What a great recipe, this looks delicious! :)

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  32. This looks so delicious and would be comforting in the wintertime. Yum!

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  33. What a hearty soup! I just love soup regardless of the weather!!!

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  34. Your rasam looks nice... it is so comforting with rice/idli. Love the picture too.

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  35. Ur pics are awesome....rasam is perfect for the weather here...all time fav with steaming hot rice.

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  36. Loved your presentation very much! wonderful recipe,such a comfort food!

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  37. I've never had this, looks so good.

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  38. yummy yummy i love the flavors in it..

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  39. flavorfull and tempting rasam..:)

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  40. perfect for the cold day here today...looks yum..

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  41. love to have rasam with rice..amazing picture...

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  42. wao..nice recipe :) you are awesome my dear! have a blessed Ramadan!!

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  43. Interessantissima anche questa ricetta..bravo!!:-)
    Kiss

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  44. tempting me so much, we can have rasam everyday, esp my hubby, his only request for the type of food is always rasam.

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  45. A perfect soup for the rainy days we have over here...

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  46. Delicious soup,pls pass a cup...yummy!!!

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  47. Looks so tempting rasam, lovely presentation.

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  48. woww.. perfect for this climate..wonderful presentation :)

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  49. All of those wonderful spices, how delicious! Miriam@The Pioneer Cookbook

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  50. U know what ? I exactly drink that much amount of rasam in a cup as soup.. Perfect ooo..

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  51. Great presentation and so flavorful!

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  52. Good old rasam looks so yummy.

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  53. I love to drink rasam rather than on rice..looks so yummy bursting with flavours

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  54. Looks wonderful! Love the flavors in this!

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  55. looks superb....tempting clicks..

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  56. This sounds tangy & spicy, yummy soup! Wonderful presentation :)

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  57. wow, mouth watering. I like drinking rasam in cups too :)

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  58. Wow, this soup sounds so amazing. What a great blend of flavors and drinking it out of a cup sounds fun!

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  59. My little one loves rasam a lot. I make this in a different way. I loved your version.

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  60. A nice light soup for summer--I love the combination of flavors in this one. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays. ;-)

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  61. wow super rasam, I am also preparing so many veriety rasam..

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