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Sarada Prithipal's Kitchen
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Rasam 2 (Tomato Rasam)

Number of servings: 4

This is a variation of the basic Rasam with lot of tomatoes.  

List of ingredients:
Set (1)
1/8 cup red gram dhal  
4 no`s medium sized tomatoes  
1/2 of one lemon sized tamarind  
2 nos green chillies  
1 tsp rasam powder  
1 tsp salt  
1/8 tsp turmeric powder  
Set (2)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds  
1/4 tsp cumin seeds  
2 pods garlic mashed  
Set (3)
1 tbsp curry leaves  
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves  
1/8 tsp asafoetida  

Cooking procedure
Cook the dhal with tomatoes and turmeric powder.Mash well when cooked.

Soak the tamarind and extract the pulp.

Mix the dhal,tamrind pulp and the remaining ingredients in Set (1) with 2 cups of water. If the cooked dhal has too much water then reduce the water. This mixture totally should be approximately 4 cups.

Bring this to a boil.Switch off when bubbles are seen on top.The rasam should not be overboiled.

Heat oil in a kadai and season with the ingredients in Set(2) and pour it over the rasam.

Garnish with the ingredients in set (3)

Serve hot with plain rice.
Storage tips:
Rasam should be had fresh.
Any additional information:
Tamarind can be omitted if sour rasam is not desired.

A small piece of jaggery can be added in the end.

Other recipes that go well with this one: Rasam Podi
Rasam 1(paruppu rasam)
Rasam 3 (Lemon Rasam)
Rasam 4 (Pepper Rasam)
Rasam 5 (Panir Rasam)
Rasam 6 (Mysore Rasam)

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