PUDINA RASAM / MINT RASAM - MINT LEAVES RECIPES

mint rasam

I know Diwali is just off the corner .. and many of you might be fighting that guilt of over indulgance / suffering from indigestion / craving for some simple comfort food after all those festive treats . So today i have for you all an easy peesy  flavorful " Pudina Rasam / Mint Leaves Rasam " a great dish to tickle your taste buds and an excellent home remedy for indigestion vows . Fight those post Diwali blues , Relish piping hot pudina rasam with hot rice or sip it as a soup in a glass ...whichever way you opt..you'l surely enjoy this flavorful refreshing rasam ..

I know Diwali is just off the corner .. and many of you might be fighting that guilt of over indulgance / suffering from indigestion / craving for some simple comfort food after all those festive treats . So today i have for you all an easy peesy flavorful " Pudina Rasam / Mint Leaves Rasam " a grea...

PUDINA RASAM

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving

Ingredients

Mint leaves / Pudina - medium size
1 bunch
Tomato small (optional)
1
Toor Dal / Split pigeon pea
1.5 tbsps
Small marble size tamarind
Turmeric powder / haldi
1/4 tsp
Salt
to taste
To Roast and Powder ( Masala )
Toor dal / split pigeon pea
1.5 tsps
Coriander seeds/ Dhania
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Black Pepper
½ tsp
Red chilies( depending on your pref )
2 - 5
Oil
1 tsp
To Temper
Oil/ Ghee
1 tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Garlic flakes ( optional )
3-4
Curry leaves - few

Steps

  1. Clean , wash and finely chop mint leaves . 
  2. Finely chop tomatoes . Soak tamarind in warm water . Extract its pulp. . 
  3. Wash the toor dal ,add turmeric and cook for 3 - 4 whistles with 2 cup of water. Mash the cooked dal and keep aside.
    PUDINA RASAM / MINT RASAM - MINT LEAVES RECIPES
  4. Transfer chopped pudina and tomato ( optional ) into the cooking vessel . Add some water and keep to boil.Let the flame be medium .
    PUDINA RASAM / MINT RASAM - MINT LEAVES RECIPES
  5. Meanwhile,add a tsp of  oil to a small kadai and add all the ingredients mentioned under to roast and grind . Fry till dal gets golden brown and chillies are crisp . 
    make mint rasam
  6. Once the spices comes to room temperature , powder them in a mixer . 
    PUDINA RASAM / MINT RASAM - MINT LEAVES RECIPES
  7. Once tomatoes are half cooked , add cooked dal , tamarind pulp , salt and powdered masala to it .  Add water depending on your prefferred choice of consistency . Mix well . 
    recipe for mint rasam
  8. Allow the rasam to boil well on medium flame . taste test . 
    PUDINA RASAM / MINT RASAM - MINT LEAVES RECIPES
  9. Once the rasam gets boiled nicely , switch off . Prepare a tempering . Heat a tsp of ghee, add mustard seeds and garlic pieces.When mustard splutters and garlic turns light brown , add curry leaves and switch off. Pour it over the rasam.Garnish with pudina leaves if you want.
    PUDINA RASAM / MINT RASAM - MINT LEAVES RECIPES
  10. Serve piping hot Pudina Rasam with hot steaming rice or sip it as a soup or as a yummy tonic for your indigestion / cold & cough.
    recipe for mint rasam

NOTE :

  1. Tomatoes and garlic are purely optional . Instead of garlic if you want you can add hing or make just plain if you want only mint flavour .
  2. if you want you can skip adding cooked tuvar dal and make it more thin .

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