Mysore Rasam, Sambar dishes


Ingredients:

Dhal 1/4 cup well cooked and diluted
Tomatoes, medium sized 2
Tamarind (imli) a small lemon size
Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
Hing 1/4 tea spoon
Salt to taste.

Coriander leaves 3 tea spoons chopped fine
Finely chopped - 1/2 tomato.

Seasoning:

Ghee 1 tea spoon with 1/2 tea spoon mustard.

Grind Together:

Dhania 2 tea spoons
Thur dhal 1 tea spoon
Coconut grated 3 tea spoon
Jeera 1/4 tea spoon
Black Pepper 1/4 tea spoon
Red Chillies 5 to 6
Roast the above items in ghee and grind finely.

Method:

Soak tomatoes in hot water and crush them. Extract the imli pulp adding warm water and add the crushed tomatoes. Add turmeric powder, salt, hing and the finely grounded masala paste. Allow the mixture to boil well. Add the diluted dhal and bring to boil. Add Coriander leaves and a few pieces of finely chopped tomatoes before removing from fire.Season with ghee and mustard.Serve hot with rice. Vadas can also be soaked and served as Rasam Vada