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Tomato Rasam

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Rasam is a tamarind and tomato flavored soup like preparation that is a speacialty of south india. This rasam recipe can be cooked in the microwave with garlic, mustard, curry leaves, peppercorns and cumin for flavor and taste. served hot with popadoms, rasams are flavorful and light.
  Tamarind 50 Gram
  Water 250 Milliliter
  Tomatoes 125 Gram, chopped
  Garlic flakes 5 , roughly chopped
  Mustard seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Peppercorns 15
  Salt To Taste
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Curry leaves 8
  Water 500 Milliliter
  Rasam powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Boil the tamarind in 250 ml (lcup)water in a 1/2 litre shallow dish on 100% power for 5:00 minutes.
Cool, strain & retain the extract.
Return the tamarind extract to a 1 litre medium casserole.
Add tomatoes, salt, garlic, peppercorns and cumin seeds and micro wave on 100% power for 5:00 minutes.
Strain and keep aside.
Heat oil in a 1.5 litre deep casseroie on 100% power for 1:00 minute.
Chillies and curry leaves and microwave on 100% power for 1:00 minute.
Add the strained tamarind extract, 500 ml water, Rasam powder and a little salt if required.
Mix and microwave on 100% power for 7:00 minutes.
Stir well before serving.
Serve hot with papadams.

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Tomato Rasam Recipe