Here's a toast to Good Taste & Good Health!!
Recipe by Sangeetha Kedlaya of
Mom's recipe -- Always the best!!
- 2 nos. Beetroot
- 1 no. Green Chilies, slit
- 2 tbsps. Coconut, shredded
- 10 nos. Garlic, cloves
- Salt to taste
- bunch tamarind, lemon size as per taste
- 1 no. Red Chilies, For seasoning
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds (black), For seasoning
- bunch Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp Coriander leaves, For garnishing
Rasam Powder- 1 tsp.
1.Soak tamarind to extract juice.
2.Cut beetroot into cubes & cook(its faster using a pressure cooker).
3.Grind cooked beets with rasam powder & coconut with a little water, to a fine paste.
4.Boil the tamarind extract with salt, turmeric & green chilly.
5.Add the ground mixture to this.
6.Add 1 cup of water to bring to "rasam-consistency" and boil for a while.
7.Fry garlic cloves in little oil till they r golden brown/crispy and add to the rasam.
Note: More garlic..better taste, better health!!!
8.For Seasoning, heat 1 tsp of oil & add 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds & 1 red chilly. When it splutters, pour it over the rasam.
9.Garnish with coriander leaves.
10.Serve HOT with Papad!!!