Rasam is one of the easiest dish to make. Some times it is named as “charu”. Very easy to make and good for health. Clears the stomach of indigestion, or constipation.
All You need is Water, Tammerind ( Chintha Pandu), Turmeric(Pasupu), Salt, Asafatoida(Inguva/Hing), Sugar or Jaggery, And for tadka(popu) Chilli, oil, Jeera, Methi, Mustard.
To make this Add the tammerind, turmeric (Small Qty), Hing, salt to the water and boil it. donot put toomuch of tammerind. By chance if you happen to put more and the rasam is sour, add little sugar or jaggery and boil it. This reduces the sourness of rasam.
All the taste in the this humble liquid can be enhanced by the tadka. While putting tadka, wait till the jeera and mustard are completely fried. jeera turns white, and mustard breks if the tadka is ready. Just add the tadka to the rasam and serve. (keep your face away from the vessel while putting tadka. normally the hot tadka when it is put in the liquid it spills around. )
The Rasam has varients like Rasam With Tomato, Kothimera, Mango ( My wife makes this varient very tasty).
The best part of this is adding any ingradient above will change the taste completely. Its a real taste enhancer. Its easy to digest and also will help the taste buds come alive.
You need to try it to love it
Originally posted 2009-06-27 16:59:00.