Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Potato Rasam

Serves: 3
Ingredients :
  • 2 medium size potatoes
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • one dry red chilly chopped into 3 pieces.
  • 10 curry leaves/kadi patta
  • 1 tbsp  coconut oil/ghee
  • salt as required
  • pinch of Asafoetida 
  • jagri of size half lemon
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste
  • one tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp of grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp MTR rasam powder /any rasam powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder (optional)
  • 2-3 pepper corns

How to Prepare ?
  1. grind coconut , red chilly powder, 1/4 tbsp of coriander leaves and pepper corns together into a thin paste and keep it aside.
  2. wash, peel the potatoes and boil .Smash it nicely and keep it aside. You can also put boiled potatoes in a mixer/blender and make it into a fine paste instead of smashing the same.
  3. Mix 1 cup of  water, tamarind , turmeric powder, jagri , rasam powder and salt in a large cooking vessel and bring it to boil. Continue boiling for 6-8 mins.
  4. Now add  ground masala , smashed potatoes and boil it for 6-7 mins. Check for consistency and add water if required.  
  5. finally add Asafoetida ,coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  6. heat oil in another pan ,add mustard seeds , urad dal and red chilly. Fry till the mustard seed pops out , now add curry leaves and switch off the flame. Add this seasoning on top before you serve.
  7. This goes well with hot rice and ghee.


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