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Carrot Rasam

This rasam is made with carrot, tomato, black pepper and other Indian spices. You can serve this with steamed rice or have it as soup.

Carrot Rasam

Recipe rating: N/A
Recipe by S Kamala Course: Rasam/CharuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy
Servings

5

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

This rasam is made with carrot, tomato, black pepper and other Indian spices. You can serve this with steamed rice or have it as soup.

Ingredients

  • Carrot – 2 Nos

  • Tomato – 1 No

  • Tamarind – a big gooseberry size

  • Red Chillies – 2 Nos

  • Coriander Seeds – 1 teaspoon

  • Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin (Jeeragam) – 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek Seeds – 5 to 6

  • Thuvar Dal – 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric Powder – 2 pinches

  • Asafoetida Powder – 2 pinches

  • Oil – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Coriander Leaves – few

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

Directions

  • Wash the carrots, peel the skin and cut it into medium size pieces.  
  • Cut tomato into big pieces.
  • Add both carrot and tomato pieces into a mixie jar and grind it to a fine puree by adding little water. Strain it and keep the puree aside.
  • Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the juice.
  • In a dry kadai add thuvar dal, black pepper, cumin, fenugreek, red chillies, coriander seeds and dry fry till the dal turn golden colour. Cool it and powder it coarsely.
  • Pour the tamarind extract in a thick bottomed vessel.
  • Add turmeric powder, asafoetida powder and salt. Bring to boil.
  • When it starts boiling add the carrot puree and allow to boil.  
  • When it starts boiling add coarsely ground powder and curry leaves.
  • Allow to boil for few seconds.
  • Season it with mustard.
  • Finally add coriander leaves and remove.
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