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Rasam

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Ingredients
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), sliced
  Dried red chilies 3 Medium
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Tomato 1 Tablespoon, crushed
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Fennel 1 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black lentil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tamarind paste 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Sambar powder 1 Teaspoon
  Regular salt 1 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs), divide (1/2 cup for the tamarind paste + 4 cup water for the rasam)
  Curry leaves powder 8 Gram
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Hing 2 Pinch
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a small bowl add tamarind paste, pour water in it and microwave it for 45 seconds.

MAKING
2. In a hot pan, heat oil, add urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chili, black pepper and crushed garlic, curry leaves, turmeric powder and crushed tomatoes. Stir well until light brown.
3. Add water, sambar powder, salt and mix it well for a few minutes.
4. Add hing and cook it for 5 minutes.
5. Pour in the melted tamarind paste, water and let it boil nicely on medium high heat until half the water has evaporated.
6. Switch off gas and let it cool for 5 minutes.

SERVING
7. Serve the rasam with a bowl of white rice or some roti, garnished with chopped cilantro.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
South Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Lentil
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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