Saturday, February 5, 2011
Ginger Rasam ( Allam Charu)
Rasam is a great comfort food especially during winter. We make rasam powder in large amount at home and its a must have. Rasam powder recipe will be posted later.
3 cups water
2 large tomatoes ( chopped)
1/2 cup tamarind extract
1 tbsp rasam powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger
2-3 pods of garlic
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
diluted thoor dal water
salt to taste
2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
a dash of asafoetida
handful of curry leaves
There are two ways to make this rasam.
First method is to grind all the ingredients like tomato, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves and curry leaves in a mixer and mix it all with 3 cups of water. Bring this mixture to boil by adding tamarind water, salt, rasam powder and turmeric powder. At last add water of cooked thoor dal and temper with the given ingredients. We call this rasam/charu medicinal(mandula charu) as it helps in clearing cold and fever.
The second method is to add all the ingredients without grinding. In water we add crushed ginger, chopped tomato, coriander leaves, tamarind water, turmeric powder, rasam powder, salt and bring it to boil. Once the rasam starts boiling add thoor dal water and temper with the given ingredients. In this tempering you can add finely chopped garlic. This will give a nice taste to the rasam!
This rasam is being sent to Siri and Sara's Healing Food-Ginger and Garlic!
I am also sending Allam Pachadi to this event!
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I can feel the ginger small emanating from the flavorful rasam. My MIL makes this often and adds a dash of lemon juice to it, I have not tried yet.
thats what I need now...Allam Chaaru would be perfect for this cold!....
Never tried ginger rasam this way with rasam powder,looks and sounds very nice! :)
I wish I had a gla sof rasam right now, I ate so much this afternoon that i want something like this for digestion and rasam like this sounds good right now.
It's perfect for this weather here,luks delicious!
A healthy and perfect recipe for cold weather and rainy evenings..
A healthy entry sharmi.. looking wonderful
Bookmarked this yummy rasam ..:)
I'm a big fan of ginger everything - hope to give this a try very soon.
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