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INGREDIENTSServes 5 people
Total Preparation Time - 15 minutes
- Tamarind - 75 grams / A small lemon size ball (Some tamarind may be too tangy so please adjust according to your taste)
- Raw sweet corn kernels - 3 spoons
- Coriander leaves - From one bunch
- Curry leaves - A handful
- Peppercorns - 1/2 spoon
- Cumin seeds - 1/2 spoon
- Garlic pods - 2
- Rasam powder - 1½ spoons (I used 2 spoons you can reduce if you find it heavy)
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
- Mustard seeds - 1/4 spoon
- Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 spoon
- Salt - As per taste
- Water - 1 litre
- Oil - 5 spoons (Gingelly oil preferred)
- To a cup of water add some tamarind and set aside. After 10 minutes mash the soaked tamarind well with your fingers. Extract the tamarind juice and set aside. Discard the leftover tamarind pulp.
- Grind the following coarsely in a blender and set aside; Do not make a paste, it should be coarse, just 3 spins will do.
1. Sweet corn
2. Coriander leaves
3. Curry leaves
5. Cumin seeds
6. Garlic pods
- Now to a pan add oil and after it heats up add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
- Then add fenugreek seeds and the coarsely ground mixture and saute for a few seconds.
- Then add salt, turmeric powder, rasam powder and saute.
- Now add the tamarind water and stir well.
- Add a litre of water and mix well.
- When you see bubbles forming on the sides (It takes just 5 minutes) of the bowl remove from flame and serve!
TIP 1: Never boil rasam for more than 2 or 3 minutes after adding tamarind water it will ruin the taste of rasam.
TIP 2: You can add the whole sweet corn kernels without grinding it will give a better look, but grinding them gives a better flavor to the rasam.
TIP 3: I have not used dry red chillies while seasoning you can add 2 dry red chillies if you wish. It gives a good flavor.
TIP 4: In case you want to add them as whole kernels then it would be better if you grind some and add it to the rasam to give a good flavor.
TIP 5: Some tamarind may be too tangy so better check and add accordingly. In case you find the rasam too tangy add some more water and rasam powder to adjust the taste.
Flavorful and Soothing Sweet Corn Coriander Rasam is now ready!! Serve with rice or have it as soup and enjoy!!