It’s that time of year when temperatures are setting new records again, and apart from wrapping yourself in woolly layers, there is little that you can do to combat this biting cold. Rasam is a South Indian soup that is served in hot tasir and means it should be consumed. People like to make rice and idli with their rasam, as the soup is very versatile and full. It is sharp, tangy, spicy and perfect for the season. There are many types of rasam, but we have to say that we are biased towards tomato rasam, just because of this there is a tangy punch.
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In their recipe video, Food Vlogger Reshu shows us how to make easy tomato rasam at home. The recipe video ‘Cooking with Reshu’ was posted on the YouTube channel.
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Follow these simple steps to make tomato rasam easy:
1. Start with making the masala, heat some zucchini, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, red chillies, black pepper, cumin, garlic cloves, fry on low heat.
2. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, fry until curry leaves are dry.
3. Transfer the spice to a plate, let it cool and grind it into a coarse spice.
4. Wash and peel the tomatoes and roughly chop them.
5. Add tamarind juice to tomatoes. You can make tamarind juice at home, take about 15-20 tamarinds and soak them in water, mash them until you get the juice. If you do not have tamarind juice then you can also use lemon juice.
6. Mix and mash tomato and tamarind juice. Keep it separate.
7. Heat the next oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida. Sauté on medium heat.
8. Add crushed garlic and ginger, fry until slightly golden.
9. Add cayenne pepper, curry leaves and sauce for 2-3 minutes.
10. Add turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, mix well.
11. Add tomatoes, mix well. Throw in some salt to taste. Add water and let it boil.
12. Add rasam masala, mix well. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Mash occasionally. Garnish with coriander leaves. Rasam is ready to serve.
See: How to Make Tomato Rasam | Tomato Rasam Recipe Video
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