Sunday, June 4, 2017

GINGER RASAM / INJI RASAM / ALLAM CHARU


Rasam is a dish made almost everyday in all the South Indian homes. Hence it is made with many variations. I have already posted a few of them . Today's preparation is ginger flavoured rasam. This one is specially good when you have a sore throat.


Ingredients:
Toor dal ... handful (soaked and boiled with tomatoes)
Ginger ... 2 inch pieces (can add more if you like)
Tamarind .. size of a lemon soaked in half cup water
Tomatoes ... 2 small
Salt ........... to taste
Jaggery ... 1 tsp
Rasam powder ... 1 tbsp (for home made rasam powder recipe click - HERE)
Coriander leaves .. handful
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp

For Tempering:
Oil ... 2 tbsps
Asafoetida .. 1 pinch
Curry leaves .. 1 sprig
Mustard seeds ... 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds .... 1 tsp
Dry red chillies .. 1 broken


Method:



1. Wash the ginger and cut into pieces. Grind it in am mixie.







2. Boil it in 2 cups of water for a couple of minutes.







3. Strain it and keep aside.






4. Boil the soaked toor dal with tomatoes in a pressure cooker for 2 -3 whistles.( You can add them whole and peel the skin before blending the cooked dal.)





5. Blend it and set aside.







6. In a pan add the tempering ingredients.







7. When they crackle add the ginger water.






8. Now add the tamarind water, dal, coriander leaves and bring to a boil.







9. Stir in the rasam powder, salt, and jaggery, Simmer for a minute and it is ready to serve.

12 comments:

  1. A very interesting rasam recipe this is... so apt for sore throats!

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  2. Rasam with ginger is a twist to the normal rasam..will give a try soon😌

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    1. Thanks for liking Saraswathy. Must try.

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  3. perfect for the digestion,yumm rasam :)

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  4. Looks really good for a bit of a detox. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Ginger rasam sounds interesting. Just the kind of hot dal one would enjoy during the winter and anyway ginger is good for colds and coughs.

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    1. Yes Mayuri.. we can also enjoy it like soup. Thanks :)

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  6. Ginger is good for your immune system, can't love without ginger, Ginger rasam sounds interesting.

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    1. True Jagruti.. Ginger is also good for health.

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