(Dry roast till light brown colour,do not burn them,cool & grind to a fine powder)
Chopped tomato- 1 large size
Salt to taste
Tamarind -1/2 of a lime size
Coriander & curry leaves-little
Water -required amount (around 3 cups)
Boil 1 cup of water add the chopped tomato,salt & turmeric powder.Give a boil,switch off the stove,add the tamarind & crushed garlic.
Once the mixture is cooled slightly crush the tomatoes with your fingers & add remaining water,keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it,now pour the cooked tomato/tamarind liquid into the pan.
When the mixture is frothy & about to boil immediately switch off the stove.
Add 1 & 1/2 tsp of the above ground rasam powder,coriander/curry leaves,mix & cover it with a lid,so that you don't loose the flavour.
Serve it with hot rice or can be served as a soup at winter season.
a) When frothy & about to boil switch off the stove.Do not boil rasam,you will loose the flavour.
b) If you want more spicy use all of the about ground rasam powder.
c) For extra flavour instead of oil ghee can be used for tempering.
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