Monday, February 11, 2008
Tomato Thili Saaru/Rasam
Thili Saaru is one of the main dishes of Karnataka.It has proteins(comes from Tuvar dal/Togaribele)and lot of spices in Saarina Pudi. Although there are several varients of Saaru (aka Rasam), Tomato Thili Saaru is one of the main kind and is made daily in many homes in Karnataka.
Tuvar dal/Togaribele-1/2 cup
Rasam powder-1 tsp
Tamarind juice-2-3 tbsp
Jaggery-1 inch piece
Cook Tuvar Dal in pressure cooker along with water,turmeric,little oil and 2 tomatoes.Take out the tomatoes from the cooked dal.Mash the dal.Grind tomatoes and Coconut gratings in a mixer along with some water.
Add this mixuture to the tuvar dal.Add Tamarind juice,rasam powder,jaggery and salt.
Boil this mixture.Add water to the consistency you like(some may like it thick some may like it thin...Too much thin and watery will not taste good).Heat ghee in a pan and add seasonings.Add this to Rasam.Garnish with coriander leaves.
It tastes good with Rice.You can have Saaru as a drink/soup.It will enliven your spirit. And all the spices in Rasam powder it is good for your stomach. Enjoy!!!