Showing posts with label Rasam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rasam. Show all posts

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tomato Rasam Cubes

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,
Even though I had many urgent drafts to post in my blog for events(including mine which lasts on 25th), I could not wait to post this. I was so thrilled after I tried this and clicked the photos in the afternoon. Past one week, I was thinking about these cubes, but was not able to make.

When I read the event in Jaya's blog, I wanted to participate with some different recipe. I am not sure, whether this is an unique one, but for me its new. I am not a frozen (food) person. I always love to have fresh food. But frozen foods are boon to working mothers or really busy persons. And this one is really a healthy frozen food to preserve and use it.
I have tried to put it step by step photos. 

Ingredients :
Tomato - 6 to 8, big, grated ( do not chop or puree)
Ginger -2 tbsp, grated
Curry leaves - 20
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Pepper - 1 tbsp
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Crush the cumin seeds, pepper and hing and keep aside
Lemon - 1 big
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Red Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Fresh Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Fresh coriander powder - hand full, chopped

Heat oil in a thick bottomed deep vessel. Keep it on a medium heat. Add mustard seeds and wait till seeds splutter. 
Add grated ginger, curry leaves and crushed powder. Fry it for a minute. 
Add grated tomato. Fry for 2 minutes. 
Now add salt, sugar, turmeric powder,red chilly powder and fresh coriander powder. Mix it properly and let it cook for 5 minutes. 
Add Lime juice and fresh coriander. 
Cook for few more minutes. 
DO NOT ADD WATER AS THIS HAS TO BE PRESERVED. Check the taste. It should be strong and spicy as we are going to add water to the cubes to make it into rasam. So adjust the seasoning according to your taste.

Allow it to cool. Fill in the ice cube tray.

Try to take the tray with the lid or cover as the curry smell will get into the freezer. If you do not have lid, cover it with foil.
Keep it in the freezer for 6 to 8 hours. Or according to the capacity of your fridge. 

Once set, Remove the cubes.

Store in a air tight jar in the freezer. You can keep it for a week to 10 days at least.
This quantity makes 8 big cubes. You can vary the quantity according to your requirement.
When ever you need to make rasam, remove the required cubes. Boil the water in a vessel (1:2) Add the cubes and cook for few minutes. Adjust the seasoning. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve it with hot rice.
These cubes are going to the event  Back to basics  held by Jaya of  Desi Soccer Mom 

Healing Foods -Event Announcement which is started by Siri  (Healing foods)

Keep Smiling,

Monday, March 15, 2010

Apple Rasam!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
When Nithu announced her unique event! I kept on thinking about what you can prepare with fruits. I gave lot of work to my brain.
 I wanted to try something new, but was not sure what!! Then, last week, when my mother was eating this apple, after her first bite, she complained that the apple is very sour like tomato!! Ding!!!

I got an idea, to try  apple rasam and taste it! Yes, it turned out yummy.
But  I think I delayed in posting it, as Nithu has already posted "Apple Mor Kuzhambu / Apple Buttermilk Gravy". Even though the taste is totally different, I was thinking I will be the first one to do something with apple!! (so much pride or ego I do have no!!)
Anyways, Coming to the recipe,
Apple - 1
(take the juicy apple, so that when you grate it, you will get long thin apple threads.)
Tomato -1 small, chopped, jut to get the color
Curry leaves - few
Green chilly - 1
Garlic - 1 bulb, peeled and crushed
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Fresh coriander to garnish
Oil - 1 tbsp

Wash the apple, and grate it.
Heat the oil in a vessel. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and wait till they crackle. Add garlic and wait till brown. Now add curry leaves and green chilly and fry for a minute. Add chopped tomato and all the dry powders. Add grated apple and little water. Let it boil for a minute. Put some more water to suit the taste. Boil it for few minutes. The apple rasam is ready to serve. You will enjoy the apple taste while drinking.
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Keep Smiling,

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tomato and Garlic Rasam(Tili saaru)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,

Tomato is my all time favourite. I love its color. It is so essential in almost every recipe, I always keep tomatoes in my fridge. Any type of soup or rasam with tomato is always welcomed by my taste buds. This is one recipe, usually my mom makes. It tastes great when she prepares it.

Here is the recipe,
Tomato – 2 medium
Garlic – ½ bulbs peeled and freshly crushed (if it is big. We get big one in UAE, if taking Indian, 1 full bulb)
Curry leaves – few
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Jeera – 1 tsp
Methi seeds – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Chilly powder – 1 to 2 tbsp or as per taste
Lemon juice – ½ tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Fresh coriander to garnish.
Heat oil in a vessel. Add Mustard seeds, and then add methi seeds and jeera.
Now add crushed garlic and curry leaves. Fry till garlic becomes slightly brown.
Then add chopped tomato, chilly powder, salt and sugar. Let it cook till tomato starts leaving oil. Now add 2 cups water and let it boil for 10 min.
Add lemon juice, just before switching off the stove. Garnish with coriander.

Servers for 3.
Sending this to 
Healing Foods -Event Announcement which is started by Siri  (Healing foods)

Keep smiling,

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