Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jeera Rasam Recipe

Rasam is a south Indian soup. It is prepared with tamarind juice or tomato, pepper and other spices.A typical South Indian Meal will never be complete without rasam. Rasam can be taken as a soup or as an accompaniment for rice. It is very simple to prepare rasam and it comes under comfort food. This is very common in my house and I love it with hot steamed rice and any curry. Today let us learn how to make Jeera rasam following this easy recipe.

jeera rasamThese tomatoes are terrified and are sweating (I took it out from the fridge) as they are going to be cooked in the same manner tomorrow.

How to make Jeera Rasam 

Prep time -under 10 mins
Cook time -under 15 mins
Serves - 3 (yields 3 cups of rasam)

Ingredients needed

Tamarind - very less ( I took only 5 grams)
Tomato - 1 big or 2 small
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - finely chopped 2 tbsp

For grinding

Jeera/ cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Tur Dal - 1/2 tbsp
Curry leaves - 4-5
Red Chilli - 1

Soak the above in a little warm water and grind it coarsely. Keep it aside.

For the seasoning

Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Jeera seeds - 1/ tsp
Curry leaves - little

Preparation

Soak tamarind in 1 1/2 cup of warm water for 10 minutes and extract its juice. Discard the pulp.

Method

Take tamarind extract, add salt, chopped tomatoes, sambar powder and curry leaves.

Boil until the raw flavor goes. Keep the gas flame/heat low while cooking rasam.

Then add the ground paste along with 1 1/2 cups of water .

When froth starts forming on the surface, switch off the flame. Do not boil it.

Heat a tsp of ghee and season with the ingredients for seasoning and pour it over the rasam.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves .

Served with hot steamed rice and curry, it is simply divine.

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63 comments:

  1. Looks tangy and spicy rasam..Loved the 2 cute tomatoes..

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  2. My all time comfort dish.Yours is perfect for a gloomy day here.

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  3. so cute those tomatoes are, they look so real as if you have put life in them...Rasam is my all time fav one and when tempered with jeera & curry leaves it would be awesome...

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  4. Perfect rasam for stomach upset. Love it

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  5. ohhoww..the rasam looks absolutely yummy padhu..We like the terrific looks on the tomatoes..hihihi

    L0ve
    Kairali sisters

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  6. cute tomatoes!!! so creative deary!!!
    rasam looks so delicious..

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  7. Wow ...Gr8 asusal ...excellent click ...and loved the way u presented it ...we will wait for next dish with tomato ..

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  8. Jeera rasam is tempting with cute pic...I love ur neat presentation.

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  9. Padhu,

    Jeera rasam and terrifed tomatoes looks really good.

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  10. yummy jeera rasam..I love all kinds of rasam and I love to drink it too :-)

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  11. Yummy rasam..nice presentation..

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  12. My all time favorite,looks yummy...

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  13. love the rasam and ur presentation , i don't have words. Loved the expression on tomato, hehe.poor thing

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  14. I believe that jeera rasam facilitates in digestion very much.Thanks for sharing the recipe.I like to have it with potato fry n rice.

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  15. Lovely presentation loved those blinking tomatoes with rasam.

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  16. Lovley tangy and tasty rasam. I can have rasam any time of the day. Paavum tomatoes also feeling the scorch of Chennai. Presenation is awesome although the tomatoes are frowning:):)

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  17. Nice recipe and lovely presentation. I never tried adding sambar powder in rasam.

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  18. Jeera rasam, my all time favourite...lovely and cute presentation..

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  19. Padhu

    I am thrilled to learn about your cuisine and this rasam sounds delicious and easy to make!

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  20. wooow!!!jeera rasam looks yummy...like to have with hot rice...always nice presentation....

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  21. Nice Rasam.It looks like the tomatoes are sweating because of the hot weather.They like to be cooked by you than by the sun :-)

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  22. The dish is wonderful..but the presentation is awesome....

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  23. heh heh, loved the sweating tomatoes :) jeera rasam looks delicious.

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  24. Nice Rasam..my all time fav!

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  25. I like this rasam very much.Must give it a try. Super click.

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  26. hey this looks so cute...love the presentation,and the jeera rasam too..feel like having a bowl of it now..slurrp..

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  27. Padhu,,rasam looks perfect n i like it very much with any veg or non veg curry,,, good for digestion after a heavy meal....jeera rasam is very good to taste n also for health,,very light meal..

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  28. my fav.rasam,but i never add sambhar powder to jeera rasam,love this version.Will try next time

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  29. love the jeera rasam, padhu...you have awesome talent for presentation and a good sense of humor, my friend.

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  30. மிக அருமையாக இருக்கு...

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  31. very nice and cute presentation

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  32. Yummy and delicious rasam...

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  33. Such a cute rasam Padu..looks super delicious and comforting :)

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  34. interesting recipe to possess Padhu thanks ...looks quite elaborate ...thanks
    TC

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  35. Poor tomatoes..:)
    Rasam looks good too!

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  36. loved that expression on those tomatoes... looks like they already figured out their fate :D back to recipe, rasam is one of the best comforting food we have... nice recipe

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  37. Hi Padu, this is my first visit to your blog.
    Rasam is my all time fav. Love it...Visit my blog also..
    http://akshaypatrerecipes.blogspot.com/

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  38. nice rasam! luv the tomatoes click :))

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  39. I also posted the jeera rasam two days back. I found in south indian cook book

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  40. Never cooked rasam at home. Lovely presentation.

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  41. Lovely rasam recipe...will try it for sure.

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  42. hahaha, I laughed out loud at the glance of the faces that your tomatoes make :)

    jeera rassam looks delicious, I love it!!!

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  43. This is a comforting food for me especially during the rainy days..

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  44. Hey Padhu...love these tomatoes with their googly eyes. Ur a queen of vegetable/fruit carving. I love jeera rasam or for that matter any rasam with hot rice. Its simply awesome. I just posted carrot and honey milkshake and I was inspired by you to try my hand at making Mr. Carrot with the googly eyes..do check it out and I mentioned YOU on my blog.

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  45. Rasam looks spicy and yummy. I liked the tomatoes very much. Wonderful presentation.

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  46. Lovely rasam, comfort one...looks delicious.

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  47. Comfortable rasam. well presented. Do visit my blog when time permits. http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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  48. LOL at those terrified tomatoes! Absolute comfort food this...love to sip this rasam on a rainy, cloudy day.

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  49. You are fabulous with presentation! Jeera rasam looks very good. Good job!

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  50. I think rasam is an excellent dish!Spicy delicious yet a light soup one can enjoy in summer time!
    Those tomatoes are really cute but I am wondering why they look a bit angry?? hahaha!

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  51. hi..waiting for ur next tomato dish...there are some awards waiting for u in my blog dear..pls collect them ..i really think u deserve them..
    thanx..
    www.sonu-palatecorner.blogspot.com

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  52. Dear Padhu,
    I tried your Jeera Rasam and posted it under tried and tasted in my blog.Thank you very much for sharing this delicious and healthy rasam with us.

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  53. Wow love your presentation ,looks yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog.Love your blog ,following you.

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  54. Made the rasam as per instructions and it was yummylicious! Just added one pod of garlic...

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  55. Super rasam....i have tried this and it came out very well....Thanks a lot

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  56. Superb recipe; I tried this thrice and my hubby and parents loved it! Thanks to you!

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