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Ginger Rasam - Allam Charu - South Indian

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There are many variations in making rasam and in this episode you can find me making Ginger flavored rasam. This is great had with hot steamed rice.
Ingredients
  Pigeon peas 2 Tablespoon, skinned
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cilantro 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tomato 1⁄2 Medium, cubed
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
For the seasoning
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  Oil 2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dry red chilies 2 Small
  Curry leaves sprigs 1 Small
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For the paste
  Green chili 1 Medium
  Ginger piece 1 Small
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a spice grinder, grind the green chili, ginger and garlic until smooth. Once done set aside.
2. In a saucepan pour oil and when it’s hot add the mustard seeds and once they start to pop add the cumin seeds, dry red chili whole, asafoetida, curry leaves, turmeric powder and the blended paste, stir and cook for 10 seconds.
3. Add water, tomato, cooked dal and salt, stir everything until well combined and boiled for 7 minutes on medium flame.
4. Once done turn off the heat and add the lemon juice and cilantro.

SERVING
5. Serve with hot steamed rice.

NOTE
Wash and rinse the dal and cook in 1/4 cup of water in the pressure cooker. Cook until 5 whistles or until smooth. You can mash the dal with a hand blender for a smoother texture.

Things You Will Need
Spice grinder
Sauce pan

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
South Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Ginger
Interest: 
Healthy
Dish: 
Soup
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 62 Calories from Fat 25

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.4%

Saturated Fat 0.38 g1.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 488.8 mg20.4%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.5%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.9%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 2 g4.4%

Vitamin A 6.5% Vitamin C 27.5%

Calcium 2% Iron 5.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Ginger Rasam - Allam Charu - South Indian Recipe Video