Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rasam {Bele saaru}

Bele Saaru is a simple lentil soup which is tangy and just nice to drink as such or even eat with plain rice.

is very famous for its temples.Udupi food is very popular in many parts of the world. The temples here serve one of the tastiest meals. Bele Saaru and Plain Rice is a comfort food for us.This is one item which is liked by my Dh and Ds.Here goes the recipe.


Ingredients


Togari Bele/Split Pigeon Peas/Toor Dal-1 fistful
Tomato - 1
Turmeric - 1big pinch
Curry Leaves - 1 line
Coriander Leaves - 2tbsp (chopped)
Saarina pudi/Rasam Pudi - 1bsp [ Saarina pudi ]
Tamarind paste 1tbsp
Salt and a little jaggery to adjust flavor


Tampering :
1tsp Ghee/Oil, 1/2 tsp Mustard, 1red chilli broken into pieces, Asafoetida/hing one big pinch


Method:
Cook daal with turmeric in a pressure cooker.
Take out the juice of tamarind (or dilute tamarind extract) in 1 cup water and keep it aside. Add jaggery, green chilies(if using),chopped tomatoes and cook till jaggery melts,and the tomatoes become tender.
Add daal and boil for minutes,then add saarina pudi  , salt, chopped coriander, curry leaves and cook for another 3-4 mins.
Heat oil/ghee and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add asafoetida, red chilies cut into 2-3 pieces. Add this seasoning to the daal and mix well. Serve hot with rice.

Serves : 2
Preparation time : 20mins

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