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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mangalore Rasam


Tuvar dhal (thuvaram paruppu) - 1/2 cup.
Tamarind - lime size.
Tomatoes - 2
Green chillies - 1
Rasam Powder - 3 teaspoons p73
Sugar - 2 teaspoon (optional) - 2-1/2 tsp.
Salt - 1-3/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Ghee - 1 teaspoon
Red Chilli - 1
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Black gram dhal - 1/2 teaspoon


Pressure cook tuvar dhal with one cup of water and a pinch of turmeric powder for ten minutes - when cold, mash well. Soak tamarind in two cups of water for ten minutes, squeeze and strain out the liquid. Boil tamarind water with turmeric powder,
slit green chilli, tomatoes (chopped) salt and sugar till the raw smell of tamarind disappears and the tomatoes are cooked.Add the mashed dhal, two and a half cups of water, and the rasam powder and boil for five minutes till slightly thick. Add curry
leaves and coriander leaves. Remove from fire. Heat ghee in a pan, add the mustard seeds, red chilli and black gram dhal. When mustard seeds splutter add hing powderpour the seasoning over the rasam. Serve rasam hot with steaming rice and

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