Thakkali Poondu Rasam/Tomato Garlic Rasam:
Rasam is a spicy soup made in south India using tamarind juice, pepper, tomato, cumin and other spices. Lentils are also added to it for extra nutrition. It is either eaten along with rice or drunk after a meal. Its distinct taste is sourness, contributed by the tamarind base. It is usually difficult to find a healthy dish that is also appetizing, but rasam is one of those dishes,served in everyday meal.
What is special in Rasam?
Cumin seeds and pepper,added in Rasam helps as heeling agent for stomach bloat, mucous in the throat tube,Eye cataract disorder , asthma etc.
Asafoetida in Rasam cures all stomach disorders . Prevents seizures . Gives peace of mind to the body.
Garlic in Rasam regulates, asthma , heart disease, intestinal insects , stones in the kidneys , liver disorders,
Coriander leaves and Curry leaves added in Rasam subsides the fever and excreted through urine . Reduces body heat , drought , etc. Increases vision of the eyes .
Prevents menstrual disorders . In addition to ensuring the womb to operate effectively and intestinal organs , digestive prevent diabetes , Kidney failure , etc. If you treat them , joining the curry leaf juice helps.
Takes care of the heart and blood vessels. Appropriate level of protein in the healing of diseases of B vitamins , C vitamins are also in the lung disorder resolves fever, stomach discomfort and helps to keep it clean .
Lot of secrets present in Rasam, valuable herbal essence of this Rasam has become important in our regular menu.
Different types of rasam can be made using various major ingredients,as Puli Rasa,Lemon Rasam,Pine apple Rasam,Paruppu Rasam etc. Tomato rasam is one of the most popular types. I have made this rasam with the great combination of Tomato and Garlic.
Rasam Powder-1 tsp (http://wp.me/p1o34t-78) or (coarse grind Pepper,Coriander seeds, hing and red chilli add garlic along with this at last to grind coarsely)
Garlic-5 pods crushed
Curry leaves-1 twig
Coriander chopped little
Tamarind Extract 1 tbsp(small goose berry size)
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Red chilli-2 nos
Mash Tomato add 2 cups of water, Salt,Tamarind juice and Asafoetida,Half of rasam powder allow it to boil for 2 minutes.transfer to a bowl.
Heat pan with one teaspoon of oil,Season with “To temper Ingredients”
Add pre boiled rasam,curry leaves,coarse grind Rasam powder and crushed Garlic when forth forms remove from flame add coriander leaves.
Serve with plain cooked rice and KarunaiKizhangu Masiyal or Paruppu Thovayal.