September 22, 2014

Jeera Rasam (Cumin Seed Rasam)

Rasam is a mandatory dish in the traditional South Indian Lunch. Rasam is a soup made from Tamarind pulp and various spices which is very good for health.  We make a lot of varieties of rasam based on the type of Occasion. This Jeera rasam is very good for health especially when you are recovering from illness. When you have the bitterness ti eat after taking lots of tablets, if you take this Rasam rice with some steamed or boil vegetables, it tastes heavenly...
  • Pre time: 05 mins
  • Cooking time: 15 mins
  • Serves:3

Ingredients to make Jeera Rasam:

  • Tamarind juice extracted from a small size lemon diluted to 4 cups
  • Jeera (Cumin seeeds)  3 tea spoons
  • Curry leaves - 2 table spoons
  • Red chilli - 3
  • Crushed Pepper - 1 tea spoon
  • Thur Dhal (Thuvaram paruppu) - 2 table spoons
  • Ghee - 2 tea spoons

Method for making Jeera rasam: 

Heat a pan with 1 tea spoon of oil and fry the red chillies, curry leaves and Thur dhal to brown colour. Finally add the cumin seeds and give a fast stir and transfer to a plate. Then grind it to a coarse paste with water.

Boil the Tamarind juice with salt, turmeric powder and a small piece of jaggery. When the raw smell goes add the cumin seed mixture with a cup of water. When the Rasam starts giving bubbles switch off the stove. 
Saute it with mustard seeds and crushed peppercorns in a tea spoon of ghee and garnish with coriander leaves.
It will definitely make you to ask for a cup of Rasam to drink like a soup!!!