April 18, 2017

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 to eat after taking lots of tablets, if you take this Rasam rice with some steamed or boiled
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 lemon size tamarind 400 ml
  • Jeera (Cumin seeeds)  3 tea spoons
  • Curry leaves - 2 table spoons
  • Red chilli - 3
  • Thur Dhal (Thuvaram paruppu) - 2 table spoons
  • Ghee - 2 tea spoons

Method for making Jeera rasam: 

Heat a pan with 1 tea spoon of ghee and fry the red chillies and  Thur dhal to brown colour.
Switch off and add the curry leaves and cumin seeds to it, give a stir.
In a blender jar  add the roasted stuff and grind to coarse paste with surplus water and keep aside.
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.
Let the stuff boil well for 5 minutes.

Add half cup of water.
When the Rasam starts giving bubbles switch off the stove. 
Saute it with mustard seeds and 2 red chillies  in a tea spoon of ghee.
It will definitely make you to ask for a cup of Rasam to drink like a soup!!!