5/12/08

VEGETABLE RASAM


Rasam ... Indian Soup,is supposed to be very good for digestion.There are different types of rasam...Pineapple rasam, Lemon rasam, Milagu rasam, Vendhaya rasam,Paruppu rasam,Plain rasam,Tomato rasam,Poondu rasam,Mysore rasam.... But Vegetable rasam ... It was new to me when my dad said. he said this was shown on Suntv long back.Since it was very similar to vegetable soup he tried and it was tasty. so... i tried. and we all liked it.Actually i don't know the name of this dish..my dad said 'soup rasam' and i call it 'vegetable rasam' :)

INGREDIENTS:
Carrot-1
Beans-5 or6
Beetroot-1/2(opt)
Small onion-3
Tomato-1
capsicum-1/2
Brussels sprout-3
Broccoli-1 very Small
Garlic-4
Pepper-1tsp
Cumin-1 tsp
Dhaniya-1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Asefotida-1 pinch
Tamarind-1 small lemon
Water
oil
Salt-to taste
Mustard-seasoning
curry leaf and coriander leaves
METHOD:
1)Chop all the vegetables and 2 garlic.
2)Add about 1 1/2 cups of water along with salt, turmeric powder,1/2 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp cumin and steam the vegetables.
3)Soak tamarind and extract the pulp
4)Make a coarse powder of 1/2 tsp cumin and pepper along with coriander seed and garlic.
5)Strain the vegetable stock. And grind or mash 1/4 of the vegetable(rest of the vegetable can be used to make other things like vegetable bonda or vegatable Paniyaram etc)
6)Heat oil and season with mustard and asefotida.
7)Add the vegetable stock with mashed vegetables and tamarind pulp along with salt and let it boil.
8)Add chopped curry and coriander leaves and serve.

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