Saturday, February 25, 2012

Garlic Rasam / Poondu Rasam

         Day 3 of Blogging Marathon Under the theme "Rasam" and today's special rasam , Garlic /Poondu Rasam. This super tasty n flavor rich rasam is especially for all garlic lovers. This is also one of my fav rasam, i just love its flavor n taste of garlic which dominates more in the rasam. After a long time i made this rasam and the rasam came out perfectly. Like Kollu Rasam i use crushed cumin n pepper and do not add rasam powder. For garlic rasam, "Naatu Poondu" will be the best one for real flavor n taste. But here we don't find that garlic variety so use any garlic available but i recommend to use garlic with its skin do not peel n chop....just crush n use. The recipe as follows...

  1. Tamarind    one gooseberry sized soaked in 1/2 warm water
  2. Tomato   1 medium size
  3. Garlic    1 pod or 10 cloves
  4. Cumin seeds/Jeera    1 tbsp
  5. Pepper corns    2 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder   1/8 tsp
  7. Salt   to taste
  8. Cilantro   6-7 stems(chopped)
To Temper
  1. Oil    1-2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp
  3. Dry Red Chilli    2-3 no.s
  4. Curry leaves    1 sprig
  5. Hing   1/4 tsp
  • In a blender, add cumin seeds,peppercorns n 3 garlic cloves and grind it coarsely.
  • Then crush other garlic cloves using"Pestle N Mortar or Maththu" and keep ready.
  • Extract tamarind juice, mash tomato and keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the tempering ingredients and wait till the mustard seeds splutter and fry chilli and curry leaves.
  • Then add ground cumin-pepper-garlic n all crushed garlic and saute it for 1-2 minutes in medium heat.
  • After that add tamarind juice,mashed tomato and enough water n salt.
  • Mix it well and add turmeric powder n cilantro.
  • Bring this mixture to boil to and once it starts boiling turn off the stove and let it rest for few more minutes.
  • That's it...Super Flavor rich and Tasty Garlic Rasam ready.

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  1. Absolutely yum!! Rasam is my favorite food, I can survive on rasam every single day of my life! This one looks super tasty, I also follow the same method, grind some cloves into the rasam, such an amazing flavor that imparts!!

  2. Hubby's favorite rasam. I had it on the list, but some other rasam overtook it :).

    Event: Sweet Luv
    Event: Strawberries

  3. Very classy presentation. I am sure it is as flavourful and healthy as it looks.

  4. That bowl of rasam rice looks so inviting!

  5. hey sangee u have so many recipes............iam feeling bore vth tomato rasam my hub n kid cant complete the meals vthout rasam......yahooooo....i`l follow ur recipes from now on wards......iam in the air now.hehehe

    1. Thanks maha...if u try my rasam plz feel free to share your feedback :)

  6. Poondu rasam saadam looks very very tempting, I love this paruppu-illa rasam..

  7. Nice preparation sangeetha..i use garlic 1 r 2 garlic in my regular rasam..never tried this!!Gonna try it tomo :) :)..Thanks for the recipe..

    1. do give it a try n elt me know h u like it??!! sure u will love it!!

  8. Nothing beats a hot bowl of Garlic Rasam and Steaming hot rice!!!! your method is totally different than the way i make it!!!! Love the flavors here!!!! Bookmarking them!!!

  9. comforting rasam dear......only this is needed to eat a bowl of rice

  10. definitely tasty and awesome one!! love it!!

  11. healthy rasam...gud for this climate!

  12. Delicious n yummy looking rasam.Nice preparation too....

  13. mm I can smell the aroma of this this garlic rasam very much than other varieties!!!

  14. Wow! I love the rasam saadham pic! :) Garlic rasam is absolutely yummy!

  15. I make this also often..just because i like to eat the garlic out of the rasam! yummy one!

  16. nice and mouthwatering rasam recipe. you have so many rasam recipes. I will try soon.

  17. looks yum!!...never seen so much variety in Rasam.

  18. Oo the last click is my fav:-) Such a comforting dish!

  19. Rasam with vendaikai, looks super rasam.

  20. Lovely recipe and the clicks are wonderful.. Thanks for sharing the recipe


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