Monday, November 19, 2007
Tomato Rasam, Soup From India
I love to eat hot rice with rasam, a popular soup from
southern parts of India.
I sometimes like to drink rasam as a soup. I often
eat, rice and rasam - my comfort dish during winter.
When I suffer from cold, I crave for hot tangy rasam and rice.
Sometimes when I don't have fresh tomatoes, I usually make rasam
with store-bought tomato juice.
340 ml Tomato Juice(I use Campbell's Tomato juice)
340 ml water
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp grated garlic
1 tsp Madras curry powder
Cilantro for garnishing
In a vessel, heat the vegetable oil, add mustard
seeds. Once the mustard seeds pop, add cumin seeds,
ginger , garlic, crushed red pepper and curry powder.
After one minute, add tomato juice, salt and water.
Turn off the heat once it starts to boil, that is
after 10 -12 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.
Tastes great with hot rice and poppadom.