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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rasam (Sathya Aunty's Special Rasam)

This rasam recipe is the favorite of my younger daughter .This is not a chettinad recipe. We call this sathya aunty’s Rasam. One of my neighbors a kannada Brahmin called Sathya makes this mouth watering rasam and my daughter has grown with this rasam of hers. In her younger days sathya will feed her with this rice every afternoon which she loves .I take this oppurtunity to thank her for giving me this wonderful recipe which I love to share with my readers.I am used to making this rasam powder of hers and follow the recipe given by her which is little bit different from the rasam we make. But I bet that you don’t need sambar or any other gravy when you have this rasam. Once you get this rasam powder ready then it is an easy job. The biggest advantage of this rasam is that there will not be a bit of residue left in the rasam in the end. If you are cooking dhal for sambar or any other curry, you can use little bit of dhal for this rasam. It is not a must item

Tamarind paste-1 teaspoon
Rasam powder-1 table spoon (As per the recipe I have given if possible or any other standard one)
Dhal water-1 cup (not a must)
Jaggery-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Put the tomatoes in boiling water and switch off the stove. Close the vessel. Open it after 5 to 10 minutes. Peel off the skin. Smash the tomatoes in a 1 1/2 cups of water. Add the tamarind paste and the salt needed and the rasam powder to this water. Keep the kadai in the stove. Add this mixture and let it boil for 5 minutes. Now add the dhal water if you have or else 2 cups of plain water and let the rasam boil for 5 minutes till the entire house is filled with the rasam smell. Add the jaggerry and switch of the stove in another 2 minutes. Finally season the rasam with a teaspoon of mustard,small jeera and curry leaf Fresh coriander leaves will change the taste of the rasam.So if desired try without adding coriander one day and otherwise another day.


Cham said...

Adding vellam to rasam is sure different from tamilian!
I came back in August Aunty, I couldn't come and meet u, due to some sudden changes in our plan. I will mail u ,Aunty!

Priya said...

thank u for posting this

Radhe said...

hai aunty,
Iam a big fan of ur blog.i tried ur rasam lastweek.It was awesome.my husband is not a very big fan of rasam,but after trying ur rasam,he was addicted to that.Thanks aunty for posting such a nice recipe.great work.keep going.will always be there to encourage u.

Solai Chidambaram said...

thankyou Radhe.I always feel this rasam is a great recipe.Many feel 'oh It is just rasam'.I want many of my readers to try this and relish the taste.That is why a non chettinad recipe has found a place in my blog.

hemakrish said...

I try your recipes posted in the blog. I love chettinad recipes.Basically food lover and like to try all varieties of vegetarian food.Specially rasam.Kindly post the rasam powder recipe used for this
kannada rasam.Thank you.

hemakrish said...

Saw the recipe for rasam powder
posted on september 29th under
masala powders.I will definetely
try this.Thank you.

Dershana said...

your blog is a treasure trove, akka. love it. have made ur rasam with the powder today. here, thursdays and fridays are weekends and so am waiting for hubby to come back home for lunch after half a day at work.

a big hug coming ur way :-)

OOAD Accenture said...

Vannakum Achi,

Thanks for your work.I appreciate it. I am very new to cooking and away from India. There are many websites for cooking but your's is a unique one. The reason is no other website has got such a great snap of recipies as you have. There is saying in communication Theory "Pictures describe thousand words".

For this recipe, you had mentioned Dal water,can you please clarify what is that.I do have channa Dal with me..not sure what to do with it to get Dal water..
As one of representative of your Readers at the Beginner Level, it will be great if you could tell the exact quantity of salt for all your recipies as we are begining from Zero and has long way to get to 100 like you.

latha said...

achi, kindly post the ingredients for the rasam powder


Solai Chidambaram said...

Meena,Find the rasam powder recipe under masala powder section.

caroline said...

I have had different kinds of rasams..rasam with vellam is something i never thought of!

Naveen said...

Hi Aunty,
Having to cook by myself living int he US we realize how easy and difficult cooking is. Your blog and spl this Rasam recipe is like a standard to go by making things and it sure is a hit among the people here. Your measurements and directions are precise to the point of perfection. Thanks a lot for this blog and please do keep educating us on the wonderful recipes that come out of your kitchen!!!!

Always a Fan,

reny said...

I am so happy to write that this rasam recipe i tried out came out extremely wonderful, made with your rasam powder today.

It turned out absolutely delicious.Sooooooooo tasty!

Thanks for sharing wonderful recipes in your blog.Please keep posting more recipes! We are waiting for that. Thanks once again.

*************** said...

Acho cudn able find rasam.powder recipe

Solai Chidambaram said...

search under labels in masala powders for Rasam powder recipe.I would appreciate if you can mention your name in your comments