Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tomato Rasam/Tomato and Lentil Soup


Toor dal                                       100 gms.
Dry red chilies                              3 nos.
Asafoetida                                    ¼ tsp.
Peppercorns                                 4 nos.
Cumin seeds                                 ¼ tsp.
Chopped tomatoes                       1 cup
Chopped coriander leaves            1 tbsp.
Tamarind pulp                               ¼ cup
Salt to taste
Cloves                                          4 nos.
Oil                                                1 tbsp.
Mustard seeds                               ½ tsp.
Curry leaves                                 1 spring


1.Pick, wash and boil dal with 5 cups of water. Strain the water and keep.
2.Grind together red chilies, asafoetida, peppercorns and cumin seeds.
3.Boil dal water add chopped tomatoes, ground paste, chopped coriander leaves,
tamarind pulp and salt. Cook until tomatoes are mashed nicely
4.Now heat the oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves, when
they crackle add it to the above liquid, mix well and serve hot.


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