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Thursday, April 28, 2016

X- (e)xtra simple chintapandu rasam/tamarind rasam

Today is letter X for journey through the cuisine and there are no dishes or vegetables that start with letter X. I thought about X-mas dishes but couple of our neighbors and friends who made good cakes for the holiday were from Kerala. Andhra Christians make regular sweets like payasam and cooked non-veg at least 17 years ago.
So, my only choice became to twist the name of this super simple rasam that I make all the time but never posted for some reason.
This rasam goes well with white rice, I love to drink as is too.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes 
Cook Time: 20 minutes 
Serves : 4

For boiling:

Water : 5 cups 
Tamarind : medium lemon size
Tomato: 1 medium diced
Rasam powder: 1 heaping teaspoon full
Dry red chilies: 2
Cumin seeds/jeera: 1/2 teaspoon 
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon 
Curry leaves: 1/2 sprig 
Salt to taste 

For Tempering:
Dry red chilies: 1 broken in half
Urad dal : 1/2 teaspoon 
Mustard seeds/Aavalu: 1/2 teaspoon 
Garlic cloves : 2 minced
Curry leaves: 1 sprig 

Coriander leaves/cilantro: for garnishing 

Add All the ingredients listed under for boiling in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. It should take about 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a small pan and add the ingredients listed under tempering except  curry Leaves and fry for 1 minute. Add curry leaves and turn off the stove. Add the tempering to the rasam.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with white rice or serve as soup.

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  1. Tangy and lipsmacking rasam, my kind of food, loving it.

  2. The yummy rasam sans lentils is indeed a xtra quick one.

  3. We call this as goddu rasam.. super simple to prepare na.. love the name. Between why your post url says click to view in external page?

  4. Super comforting food. Rasam looks great..

  5. Love this simple rasam. And that kodi guddu shaped plate!! When younger, we all cousins use to fight to eat in those plates.. :)

  6. Rssam is my all time favorite , your version looks yum , i really want to get that bowl.

  7. That is one flavorful bowl of rasam.Lovely

  8. Love your choice for the letter X --'xtra' simple sounds just perfect for this much loved rasam. I need a bowl of it right now to soothe my sore throat :-)

  9. Such a hearty choice of rasam for X. Looks perfect for days that you truly need a comfort meal!