August 17, 2015

Rasam without Rasam Powder (Nellai Rasam)

Rasam  is indispensable for lunch in the daily menu of our family and we make endless varieties of Rasam. In Tirunelveli,  Rasam is made without  Rasam powder. Freshly ground spices are used for making the yummy rasam which is also very ideal to serve as the appetizing soup...


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Pre time: 05 mins
Cooking timer: 10 mins
Serves: 4


Ingredients for making Nellai Rasam:


Tamarind a big gooseberry size
Ripened tomatoes 2
Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
Salt to taste


For grinding:


Coriander seeds 3 tea spoons
Thur dal 2 tea spoons
Red chillies 2
Garlic heads 5
Black pepper 2 tea spoons
Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon
Curry Leaves 8

For seasoning: 

Ghee 1 tea spoon
Mustard seeds 1/2 tea spoon
Hing powder 1/4 tea spoon



How to make Rasam without Rasam Powder (Nellai Rasam)?


Chop one tomato and put it in a vessel with the tamarind.Soak them together in hot water for 20 minutes.Then squeeze them well and extract around 500 ml of juice.














Boil this juice with turmeric powder, salt and another chopped tomato.

While it is boiling grind the items given under grinding with water.
When the raw smell goes add the mixture to the boiling rasam. 

Check out for the taste. Add required amount to water to adjust the taste. Garnish with coriander leaves. Do the seasoning.
The rasam is ready to serve now.





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