How to Make Spicy Rasam/Charu - Andhra Version
|Water||5 Cup (80 tbs)|
|Tomatoes||3 Large, chopped|
|Drumsticks||1 Medium, scraped, cut into long pieces|
|Turmeric powder||1⁄4 Tablespoon|
|Green chillies||2 Medium, chopped finely (to taste)|
|Rasam powder||2 Tablespoon|
|Coriander powder||1⁄4 Tablespoon|
|Tamarind||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), soaked in water for 30 minutes|
|Coriander leaves||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped|
|Black pepper||1⁄4 Tablespoon|
|Mustard seeds||1⁄4 Tablespoon|
|Cumin seeds||1⁄4 Tablespoon|
|Red chillies||3 Medium, torn|
|Coriander leaves chopped||2 Tablespoon|
1. In a small bowl put the tamarind and add water. Let it soak for at least 30 minutes. Squeeze it well and strain the pulp. Set aside.
2. In a pot or large pan, pour water. Add the tomatoes, drumstick, salt to taste and turmeric powder. Place it on medium heat and bring it to boil.
3. Put in sugar, green chillies, rasam powder, coriander powder, tamarind pulp and coriander leaves. Stir well till all are well combined.
4. Bring it back to boil and simmer for another 30 minutes. Season with black pepper and continue to cook further for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.
5. In a small frying pan, heat oil. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them splutter. Add the curry leaves, red chillies and asafoetida. Saute for 1 minute and immediately pour into the rasam.
6. In a serving plate or bowl, serve the rasam steaming hot garnished with coriander leaves.
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8 g12.8%
Saturated Fat 0.9 g4.5%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 93 mg3.9%
Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.4%
Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.4%
Sugars 8.3 g
Protein 5 g10.6%
Vitamin A 31.9% Vitamin C 88.6%
Calcium 4.4% Iron 11.3%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet