Monday, March 3, 2008

Tomato Rasam

Tomatoes- 6 medium
Black gram- 1 tsp
Cumin- 3/4 tsp
Peppercorn- 1/2 tsp; coarsely ground
Garlic- 2 pods; crushed
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Oil- 3 tsp
Green chillies- 2
Salt- 1 tsp
Cilantro- handful; chopped
Asafoetida- a pinch
Water- 2 cups

1. Boil water in a pan and cook the tomatoes in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the tomatoes, peel the skin and grind the tomatoes. Add the water to this.
2. Heat a pan, add in oil, cumin, blackgram, mustard, chillies, peppercorn, asafoetida and garlic. Pour in the tomato puree from step 1. Add salt and boil on medium heat. Season with cilantro.

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