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Mysore Rasam
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5 from 2 votes

Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam- Tangy delicious Lentil and Tomato Soup- a specialty from Southern India -
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: South Indian Cuisine
Keyword: Mysore rasam, Rasam
Servings: 4
Author: anjanaskc

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Tuvar Daal
  • 2 Tomato
  • 1 Green Chili
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric/ Haldi
  • 1.5 tsp Rasam Powder
  • 1 tsp Jaggary
  • 2.5 tsp Jaggary Pulp
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Coriander chopped
  • to Taste Salt

Tempering / Tadka

  • 2 tsp Ghee/ Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds/ Rai
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seed/ Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida/ Hing
  • 2 Dried whole red chili
  • 8 Curry Leaves

Instructions

  • Wash and soak tuver daal for 15 minutes.
    Add Roughly chopped tomato and 1/2 cup of water in the cooker and pressure cook for a whistle.
    Take out the boiled tomatoes and gently mash them with a laddle or whisk.
    Now add tuvar daal,chopped green chili,I tsp oil and approx 1.5 cups of water in the cooker.
    Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or till daal become soft and mushy.
    Open the cooker and mash the boiled daal.
  • Take out the boiled tomatoes and gently mash them with a laddle or whisk.
  • Now add tuvar daal,chopped green chili,I tsp oil and approx 1.5 cups of water in the cooker.Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or till daal become soft and mushy.
  • Open the cooker and mash the boiled daal.
  • In a pan add mashed tuvar daal,mashed tomato, salt,turmeric,tamarind extract,1/4 tsp asafoetida and approx 3 cups of water and cook on medium heat for 2 -3 minutes
  • Now add 2 tsps of rasam powder,jaggary and few curry leaves and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
    When seeds start crackling add asafoetida ,curry leaves and whole red chilies.
  • Add the tempering in the boiling rasam.
    Switch off the flame and add chopped fresh coriander .
  • Serve hot with a spoon of ghee on top.(optional)
  • Serve  as and appetizer or with with rice, dosa ,vada or idlis

Notes

Tips-
*Readymade Rasam powder is very easily available in all the Indian stores.
You can also add whole tomatoes along with the daal and cook together at step 5.