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    Rasam. Photo by Jenny Sanders

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    45 mins

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    15 mins

    Girl from India's Note:

    This is one way I make Rasam (a tamarind based gram soup like dish which can be served with simple steamed rice and a vegetable and also a meat side dish or also as an accompaniment)This recipe is from the Compilation of recipes from the Master Chefs of India.

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    1. 1
      Heat oil.
    2. 2
      Add the mustard seeds, as soon as they splutter add the red chillies (whole), curry leaves, asafoetida and garlic and saute for 2 mins.
    3. 3
      Add the turmeric, red gram, tomatoes, peppercorns, green chilli, tamarind pulp and salt.
    4. 4
      Mix and add 2-3 cups of water.
    5. 5
      (if using pressure cooker add 2 cups and if cooking open add 3 cups).
    6. 6
      Bring to a boil and simmer till dal is tender and soft.
    7. 7
      Garnish with cilantro.
    8. 8
      Serve hot.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 06, 2007


      i enjoy rasam with the red gram much more than others i have tried. i do love this with additional garlic and rice!! thanks for posting!

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    • on May 07, 2004


      Very nice! I thought the tamarind was a little too predominant, but it should be noted that I could only get dried curry leaves, which didn't seem to have a lot of flavour. I also left out the asafoetida. Fay says not to keep lentil dishes around too long, but I thought this was better for lunch the next day - the flavours seemed to have blended and mellowed.

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    Nutritional Facts for Rasam

    Serving Size: 1 (153 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 112.2
    Calories from Fat 36
    Total Fat 4.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 27.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 13.7 g
    Protein 2.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    red gram

    curry leaves

    asafetida powder

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