Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Instant Rasam/ Kili Molaga Rasam

For the sixth day of the Marathon, i choose Instant Rasam, also called as Kili Molaga Rasam.. Kili means pinch; Molaga mean Chilli, so it means making a rasam, by using less ingredients quickly :)..There are days am sure, when you don't want to cook!! You don't want to prepare something elaborate, just fix something coz you are hungry or when you are tired and need an instant fix ( of course, there is maggi :)), but if you have a family like mine..which believes rice is the quick and best fix, then this rasam comes in handy..
When my periamma told me about, i was quite speculative about it...i was like what?? its just going to taste like puli thani! (tamarind water)..but was pleasantly surprised..it is definitely a little different from other rasam's but good.. i just don't know how to best describe the taste.. guess you need to try it out :)







Ingredients
1. Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
2. Water - 4 cups
3. Cilantro -a hand full
4. Curry leaves - a sprig
5. Jaggery - pea size
6. Salt - to taste
7. Turmeric powder - a pinch
8. Hing - a pinch


To Roast & temper
1. Mustard seeds - 1tsp
2. Red Chilli - 1 or 2
3. Methi seeds - 1/4tsp
4. Ghee - 1 tsp


Preparation Time!!
1. In a pan, take the tamarind paste. Add water to it
2. To this add cilantro, curry leaves, turmeric powder,jaggery, hing & salt. Let it boil
3. Once the raw tamarind smell goes, take another small pan, add ghee to it
4. Once warm, add mustard seeds and let it splutter
5. Then add methi seeds & red chillies, sauté for half a minute
6. Now, add this to the boiling rasam & remove the rasam off flame


Serve with rice ghee and karamedu..The rasam while boiling itself smells good. I guess the mix of cilantro, jaggery & methi gives its a different and a nice taste :)


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42 comments:

  1. I love the addition of jaggery to rasam, that gives mild sweet taste rt?? loved this simple yet yummy n tangy rasam...
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    1. Yup.. the jaggery is very mild but it enhances the taste so much.. the rasam smells awesome with that :)..

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    1. @sushma , anu, veena & valli : Thanks all!

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  3. Looks yummy. Love the additin of jaggery

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  4. Rasam looks tempting Rasi, have never seasoned rasam with methi seeds, noted down..

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    1. Yaa.. this is the first time i did for this rasam.. changes the overall taste i feel!

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  5. Hey Rasi, ya, I got the badam gum from India..

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  6. Super comfort Rasam !! wonderful flavors !!

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  7. A very different rasam...rasams are always very comforting

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    1. They are kaveri.. really comforting :)

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  8. I am in awe at the many types of rasam you made Rasi. The jaggery is supposed to balance the sourness of tamarind to give that wonderful taste (knowledge from Nigella's kitchen TV series about balance of flavours). Too much tv ;-)
    This instant rasam sounds wonderful.

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    1. Thanks la :).. i ididnt really know that... i just thought it was toe nuance the flavors.. Nah! there can be too much of Tv.. i am an addict so i whole heatedly promote it :D..see we know so much about food now ;)

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  9. liked the jaggery factor in the rasam good one

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  10. wow perfect...am all for instant foods

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  11. Very inviting and delicious rasam...

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  12. yummy comforting rasam dear.....quite number of rasams...great job dear

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    1. thanks so much faseela.. love all the comments & support :)

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  13. Ah jaggery to rasam...now it is more like my kind of food...love the balance of different flavours...thanks for your comments Rasi :-) I am glad I made your day :-) I knew about the 7 random things, but there was so much of 'I' shied away from them...let me see if I can write differently :-)

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    1. i know..even i hate to write so much about myself..but i would love to know more about u :)..look forward for the write up now more eagerly!

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  14. This is how my mom makes it :) yummm rasam

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    1. Thanks so much maha..will do so :)

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  17. I am amazed by the variety of Rasam's u hv posted..Have u try one myself... Good place to start from..

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    1. @preeti : thanks girl for dropping by every day!
      @jyothi : glad u came by!

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  18. I can so relate to the 'puli thanni' expression...my brother uses it so often :) But this seems like a nice flavourful rasam...fresh ground spices really make a difference to a dish. Loved reading your rasam recipes this whole week and running the BM13 with u!

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  19. Interesting. Never had a rasam without rasam powder.

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  20. yummy rasam..never tried it...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love Rasam, and this one looks Delicious!!! will surely bookmark the recipe to try it:)

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  22. This is favourite, quick and easy.., and a very comfortable when ever I make heavy food like BBB's.., usually..., lovely click as usual dear...

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Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)