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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Instant carom seeds rasam/quick oma-rasam

This is a simple and easy to make rasam. The rasam will be mild in taste and can be had as a soup during winter. It is like Kashayam/medicine for those suffering from cold. I tried this after viewing a local TV channel.
The ingredients are added directly in water without any prior preparation.The seasoning done with Omam/ajwain/carom seeds is the main ingredient which gives the flavour and taste.


Tamarindlime size
Coriander seeds/dania2 tsp
Pepper1 tsp
Methi seeds/fenugreek½ tsp
Curry leavesfew
Coriander leaveslittle
Turmeric powder/haldi½ tsp
Saltto taste
Water2 cups

oil2 tsp
Mustard seeds½ tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera½ tsp
Ajwain/omam2 tsp
Methi seeds/fenugreek½ tsp
Red chilli2 no
Haldi/turmeric powder½ tsp
Curry leavesfew
Coriander leaveslittle
Asafoetida¼ tsp


Take 2 cups water in a vessel and add all the ingredients except jagree and
bring to boil.
Simmer  for 10 minutes till the essence of the ingredients get infused in water.
Heat oil and do seasoning with the items given under "seasoning".
Stir well and pour into the boiling rasam. Add jagree.
Remove after 2 minutes. Serve hot.
The ingredients will settle down and the clear liquid can be had.It will taste good if the rasam is left with the ingredients for longer time.It can also be strained and had with added seasoning of salt and pepper.Since the tamarind is added without pulp being extracted the rasam will not only be clear it will also be mild.You can increase the  quantity of the ingredients while boiling in water if you want the rasam to be strong in taste.
Adjust the consistency  by adding water. 

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