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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Menthya Rasam - BM#13 - Week 2 - Day 7

Menthya Rasam - BM#13 - Week 2 - Day 7:

Yesterday was the last day of BM#13, yep this time i am late by a day in posting. I will definitely catch up with other marathoners from next time.

As I told you earlier Rasam is a healthy fluid which helps in digestion. 

Ingredients for Menthya Rasam:
  • Tamarind - a small lemon size
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 3
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - few pinches
  • Chopped tomatoes - 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Chopped coriander - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Salt - to taste
  • Jaggery - a small sized one
  • Cooked Toor Dhal - 1/2 cup

  • Soak the tamarind in water for an hour and then extract its thick juice.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and fry fenugreek seeds to slightly brown remove it and keep it aside.
  • In the same oil fry green chillies and then blend them with roasted fenugreek seeds 
  • Heat a little oil in a kadai and when mustard seeds splutters add asafoetida, tomatoes, and turmeric power and fry well under medium fire until the tomatoes are well mashed.
  • Add the tamarind extract, the grounded powder, chopped coriander, curry leaves, with enough salt and water. 
  • When the above mixture boils add cooked toor dhal and allow the mixture to boil.
  • When it boils take it out and serve it with rice. 
Medicinal value of fenugreek: Arthritis has a low incidence rate in India where a lot of fenugreek is consumed. Drinking 1 cup of fenugreek tea per day, made from the leaves, is said to relieve the discomfort of arthritis.
Here is a summary of 7 days rasam prepared by me:
Day 1 - Jeera Rasam
Day 2 - Inji Rasam
Day 3 - Pulichaar
Day 4 - Belluli Saaru
Day 7 - Menthya Rasam 

Just a note: If you would have read rasam which I had posted for 7 days (including this one), then definitely you know the main ingredients in rasam are the following:
a. Tomato and/or Tamarind or anything which adds sour taste
b. Rasam Powder or Pepper-Cumin Seeds Powder - 2
c. Salt
d. Jaggery
e. Ginger and/or Garlic
A slight variation in this would result you in different types of rasam.

Rasam Powder: Dhals + Pepper + Cumin Seeds + Red Chillies
(i will post the recipe soon)

Pepper - Cumin Seeds Powder: As the name says blend pepper and cumin seeds coarsely and add it to rasam instead of Rasam Powder.

Worth glancing  other Blogging Marathoners recipes in BM# 13