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.
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
Oil ... 2 tbsps
Asafoetida .. 1 pinch
Curry leaves .. 1 sprig
Mustard seeds ... 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds .... 1 tsp
Dry red chillies .. 1 broken
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.
9. Stir in the rasam powder, salt, and jaggery, Simmer for a minute and it is ready to serve.