Rasam - Charu

1 Tomato
Few Drumsticks Pieces - Optional
2 Garlic pods - Optional
2 Green Chilies
Few Curry Leaves
2 tsp Tamarind pulp
1 tsp Rasam Powder (From my previous blog in Podis \ Powders )

Soak tamarind in hot water and make juice adding less water.

Take 2 tsp of oil in a sauce pan and make tadka (poppu) with jeera, mustard seeds, few fenugreek seeds, hing, garlic pods (optional) and a red chili. Add chopped tomato, cut drumsticks, green chilies, curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. Add water, salt and let cook till nicely done.

Then add tamarind juice or pulp and more water. Bring to a boil, add salt, turmeric, rasam powder a tsp of sugar (optional) and cook for 5 -6 min on medium flame.

Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve it with hot rice. Vadiyam or appadam is a good side dish with rasam.

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