Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Drumstick Rasam | Indian Drumstick Soup

Drumstick Rasam

Ingredients:
Drumstick - 2 (Cut into 2 inch pieces)
Toor Dal  - 1/2 cup
Tamarind paste - 1 tspn
Tomato - 1 small
Coriander Leaves - 2 strands
Curry leaves - 4-5 leaves
Jaggery - 1/2 tspn
Rasam Powder - 1 tspn
Water - 1 cup.
Salt  to taste

For Tempering:
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Jeera - 1/4 tspn
Hing - a pinch
Ghee - 2 tspn

Method:
1) Pressure cook toor dal, turmeric, 2 drops of oil and tomato together till soft and keep aside.
2) Dilute the tamarind paste and bring it to a boil along with drumsticks, coriander leaves, curry leaves and rasam powder.
3) Once its boiled, add the dal mixture and salt and jaggery and bring it boil again on a very low flame.
4) Check for the seasoning and consistency. If required add some more water to bring it to required consistency.
5) Now for tempering, in a small pan, add ghee, once hot, add mustard seeds and jeera, once they splutter, add hing and pour this tempering on the drumstick rasam.
6) Serve hot with steam rice.

Variations:
You can also make it without toor dal. Its still yummy. I love the drumstick flavour in this rasam.
Cheers!
Madhavi

2 comments:

the good soup said...

Hi Madhavi, I've never heard of a rasam- or some of its ingredients. very interesting!
Cheers, Angela

Madhavi said...

Hey Angela, thanks for visiting my blog. Yeah I predominantly post Indian recipes which is a part of our regular diet. :)