Fresh ripe tomatoes – 2 large
Black pepper corns – 1 tsp
Cumin / Jeera – 1 tsp
Garlic – 2 pods
Methi seeds – 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dry chilis – 2 broken
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Fresh coriander – 2 tbsps chopped
Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
Salt – as per taste
Onion – 1 tbsp chopped
Oil – 1 tbsp
1. Wash tomatoes and boil in enough water and cool,Extract the juice by mashing well using your palms and strain off the seeds and skins and add enough water and keep.
2.Crush the pepper and cumin using motar and pestle and add garlic and crush well.
3.Heat a pan and add oil and splutter mustard seeds and add methi seeds,dry chilis,onion and curry leaves fry 1-2 mins and add the crushed pepper-cumin mix and turmeric powder ,keep the heat on medium while adding all these ingredients.
4.Now add the extracted tomato juice and salt and cover and bring to a boil,When it starts to boil add fresh coriander leaves and stalks chopped and turn of heat.
We can even add green chili and fresh ginger crushed along with a tsp of sugar to give this rasam an extra flavour.
Serve with Hot rice and pappad.
By Kezia Mary