Friday, January 17, 2014

Sankaranthi Specila Araichu vitta rasam!

Some special rasam, which is called araichu vitta rasam

Ingredients for 4 persons

Tamarind one small lemon size.  Soak in water and extract juice

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

Hing one small bit

tomato (optional)

Boiled and smashed Thur dhal one small cup

For frying and grinding

Red chillies 3

Dhania one table spoon

chana dhal two tea spoon

Black Pepper one teaspoon

Methi seeds 1/4 teaspoon

Coconut grated  two to three teaspoon

Jeera(cumin seeds) 1/2 teaspoon(do not fry it)

Cooking oil for frying and tempering>  Ghee is OK for tempering.  But if you do not like that taste then temper in cooking oil.

For tempering

Oil or Ghee Two teaspoons

Red chilly one number

Curry leaves

Coriander leave finely chopped

Extract juice from the tamarind.  It should be two to three cups. Add turmeric powder, salt and hing and let it boil for 5 minutes.  In another side of the stove fry the ingredients in a kadai. Don't fry jeera. Let the fried things to cool for some time and grind it in a mixie jar coarsely.  Add the grinded paste in the rasam and add 1/2 cup of water. Let it boil for 2 minutes and mix the required quantity of water in the boiled and smashed thur dhal and add it to the rasam. When it comes to ferment stop the fire. Temper Mustard seeds, red chilly and curry leaves in ghee or cooking oil.  Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with hot rice.

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