Monday, February 20, 2012

Garlic/Poondu Rasam

Today for the fifth day of the marathon , i choose Garlic/Poondu rasam. This is an absolute favorite. Amma makes it so well, i could keep having it all day long! I generally make this on weekends & since this is a long weekend, combined with marathon, i am having a field time :). 










Ingredients
1. Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
2. Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
3. Turmeric powder - a pinch
4. Hing - a pinch
5. Salt - as per taste
6. Water - 4 cups


To Roast & grind
1. Toor dal - 1tbsp
2. Red Chillies - 2
3. Peppercorns - 1/4 tsp
4. Garlic pods - 3 fat ones chopped
5. Jeera - 1/2 tsp
6. Ghee - 2 tsp


To Temper
1. Ghee - 1tp
2. Mustard seeds - 1tsp


Preparation Time!!
1. In pan, take the tamarind paste. Add water, curry leaves, turmeric powder, hing, salt and allow to boil
2. Meanwhile, take a pan, add 1tsp of ghee and roast all ingredients mentioned in 'To Roast & Grind' table, except for jeera & garlic
3. Once they light brown, remove and keep aside to cool
4. In the same pan, add another tsp of ghee and add the chopped garlic pods and sauté well till they turn a light shade of brown ( the aroma is really good :))
5. Remove and add to the other roasted ingredients. Blend this in a small mixer to a semi-coarse powder
6. Once ground, lastly add jeera and whip or pulse it to small bits.Keep aside
7. As the tamarind raw smell goes of the boiling liquid, add this ground powder. Reduce flame and let it simmer for a minute or two
8. Once, a light froth is formed, remove off flame & temper with mustard seeds


Served hot with rice, ghee and curry or just drink it :).. It tastes heavenly with Potato fry ( my strong recommendation ;))


Pointers
* Use ghee to sauté the ingredients & garlic too. It really enhances the flavor!


Serving : 2 people
Duration : 30 minutes


Go ahead & see what's cooking in my fellow blogger's kitchen Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#13


Sending this to Kalyani's 'Serving with Love',Gayatri's 'walk down memory lane' and Kalyani's 'Kitchen Chronicle #6 : Soup it up' hosted by Nupur






36 comments:

  1. yummy rasam..winter time perfect.ur pot is too good

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  2. good one..yet to try garlic in rasam.

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    1. i know u hate raw onions too!...saute-ing the garlic reduce the awful smell so worth trying ;)

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  3. Rasam with yummy flavors !! Nice comfort dish !!

    Ongoing event CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  4. Very flavorful n yummy rasam...loved your version!!
    Neatly presented..

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    1. @sravs,sangee, kalyani : thank you :)

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  5. First time here very healthy garlic rasam ... i will try this.. glad to follow you.
    Please visit my blog www.sriyafood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks sriya :).. will hop along & check your very soon!

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  6. One of the comfort food everyone longs for.

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  7. A heartwarming bowl of rasam...and drink it as it is.

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  8. I am so glad to find all these rasas recipes... I find making rasam very intimidating.

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    1. Give it a shot..i am sure you will get a hang of it :).. i used to make rasam as thick as sambhar before :D

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  9. Delicious rasam, full of flavor..

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    1. @veena, pumpkin farm & hema : thanks ppl :)

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  10. This is my kinda favorite rasam.

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  11. super comforting rasam....yummy dear

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    1. @radhika, faseela & vimitha : glad u all like it!

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  13. Love garlic rasam always :) Nice recipe!

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    1. Thanks rak :).. glad u dropped by!

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  14. super duper!!...wondering how many more rasams cud b there?

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    1. Suprising right.. there are so many varieties :)

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  15. Hi Rasi, I am glad to pass on The Versatile Blog Award to your lovely blog.

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  16. I don't eat garlic but must be a yummy one for garlic lovers. :)

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  17. I love garlic and this is surely my kind of a rasam!

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  18. Very delicious rasam. Thanks for linking...

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  19. It seems that your favorite Garlic/Poondu Rasam looks delicious. I am really interested to know how to make it and try it. I think that using your recipe and procedure I would be able to make a delicious Garlic/Poondu Rasam at home.

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  20. I never used to make this.., My H loves Garlic.., so I have to make this now and then.., My In-laws or my parents never use Garlic at all.., so after coming here I use Garlic so much!!, because of its health benefits..., lovely click

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Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)