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Tomato Rasam

South Indian meal is never Complete without the Rasam. Traditionally prepared using tamarind juice as a base, with the addition of tomato, chili pepperpeppercumin and other spices as seasonings.Steamed lentils are added along with any preferred vegetables.You get the Rasam powder in the store too,but I prefer preparing the rasam powder at home.

You can grind the Rasam powder and store in a air tight container for a month .The tomato rasam is one of the easy rasam which you can prepare with 10 min if you have the powder in handy .

So here is the recipe I hope you enjoy making the rasam powder and rasam.This rasam can also be had as a soup. It is not only tasty but also soothing when suffering from cold or fever.

This Rasam is requested by my freinds .Here you go ladies.

Ingredients for Rasam Powder

Coriander seeds - 4 tblsp
Red chilli (long variety) - 20(Udupi Byadagi)
Black pepper - 5 tblsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 cup 
Hing - 1/2 tsp


Dry roast red chilli ,hing in a medium flame with constan…

Home made Idli Batter

This is another batter which I prepare for a week every Sunday evening , because don't get time after coming back from work .. This is a best way of grinding the batter for a week . I grind Dosa , Uppu Huli dosa  , or neer dosa batter for a week .
Here is the recipe for making Idli batter .

1 - cup Urad dal
2-1/2 cup idli rava.


Soak the urad dal for over night / in hot water for 6 hour if you forgot to soak overnight
Grind the Dal in a mixer /vitamix/grinder . Until the batter becomes fluffy i.e. When you pick the batter and drop back the batter should be light and aerated . Once batter gets ready . I use Udupi brand idli rava I wash the raha and keep aside for a while . Once done add The tabs into the batter and mix well .. Keep the batter for fermenting in the preheated oven ( because this helps in winter as it goes 15degree below zero in CHICAGO )
You can store the batter in fridge for a week and half and relish idli when ever you want
You can have idli with…

Home made Dosa batter

Hi ,
Lately I have been busy with 2 kids not enough time to continue my interest in writing the blog .
Just recently my friends who encouraged me in starting up to write the blog . Few days back I arranged a birthday party for my lil brat who turned 2 .. My big boy .
In that party I had made Rasam which was appreciated and my ultimate critic friends and Aunty made me release what was a miss in my life ..
Penning down my interest my love of cooking back on my blog ..
Let me start with the Home made Dosa batter ..

3- cup (idli rice/sona massori rice)
1-cup urad dal
1 Tspn methi/menthe seeds
1 /2 cup poha/avalakki

Soak the above ingredients overnight or6 hrs in hot water (if you forgot to soak overnight)
Except for poha .. Half hour before you start grinding in mixer/ vitamix/ grinder .
Grind until smooth paste
For fermentation the batter , expect ally during winter pre-heat your oven and place your batter in the oven and let it ferment .
The Dosa will come crisp and…