16 April 2011

Tomato Rasam/Tilisaaru (Tamil Version)

Tomato Rasam/Tilisaaru

Preparation time:10min
Cooking time: 10 min


2 riped tomatoes
1/4 cup boiled tour dal
1/2 " ginger crushed
lemon sized tamarind
2tsp jaggery
salt per taste
2tsp rasam powder

For the Rasam Powder (Tamil Version)

2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
1tsp methi seeds
10-12 dry red chilli (byadgi variety)

For Tampering

2tsp oil
1tsp mustard seeds
1 strand curry leaves


1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped


Take all the ingredients of rasam masala powder and dry it under the sun for one day and grind it into fine powder in the blender and store it.

Pressure cook the tour dal with ginger till its mushy. Take a vessel and tomatoes and enough water and cook with salt, tamarind water and jaggery till its soft. Now to this add the cooked dal and rasam powder, and bring to a boil.

Add the tampering, garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice and papad.


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