This quick rasam with mild garlic flavour- absolutely delicious.
Toor dal 2 tablespoons
Tomato 1 no.
Salt to taste
Garlic 3 pods
Curry leaves 1 twig.
Peppercorns 1 teaspoon.
Jeera 1/2 teaspoon
Hing a small piece.
Turmeric powder 1 pinch.
For seasoning 1 teaspoon ghee, 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds.
Wash toor dal,pressure cook with 3/4 cup water and a pinch of turmeric powder. Cut tomato and blend in a mixer to a smooth juice. Crush garlic, half the curry leaves, pepper and jeera roughly. Mash the cooked toor dal very well. Mix mashed dal, tomato juice,crushed garlic etc, and salt in a microwave safe container. Add 2 cups water and boil in micro high for 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.
Alternate method to cook in a gas stove.
Mix mashed dal, tomato juice, crushed garlic etc,and salt in a steel container and boil in a medium flame for 6 minutes.
Heat ghee in a small kadai, add mustard seeds,when it splutters add the remaining curry leaves and fry for a moment. Add to the rasam. Serve hot in mugs or mixed with rice.
For microwave recipes, cooking time will vary depending on the wattage of the oven and quantity of the dish. all times mentioned are for 900 watts oven.