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Saaru | Rasam Recipe

Saaru or Rasam is one of the main side dish in south indian meals. When you begin your meals, always start with any liquid items with rice like saaru, menasina saaru/pepper rasam, or tambuli. It is believed to help in digestion of the remaining food we consume. Also end you should end with buttermilk rice.
Saaru is one of  dishes we make (especially in south India) for almost every day meal. Here is the recipe to prepare saaru/Rasam with bele/toor dal.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup toor dal(ತೊಗರಿ ಬೇಳೆ)
  • ¼ tsp oil(ಎಣ್ಣೆ)
  • arishina(ಅರಿಶಿಣ)
  • 2 medium size tomato(ಟೊಮಟೊ)
  • 1 TBSP saarina pudi(ಸಾರಿನ ಪುಡಿ)
  • ½ cup fresh coconut(ಕಾಯಿ ತುರಿ)
  • ½ TBSP salt(ಉಪ್ಪು)
  • little jaggery(ಬೆಲ್ಲ)
  • little lemon juice(ನಿಂಬೆ ರಸ)
  • small lemon size tamarind soaked in water(ಹುಣಸೆ ಹಣ್ಣು)
  • Chopped cilantro(ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು)
  • few curry leaves(ಕರಿಬೇವು)
  • 5 to 6 cups water(ನೀರು)

For Seasoning:

  • 2 tsp ghee(ತುಪ್ಪ)
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds(ಜೀರಿಗೆ)
  • ¼ tsp saasive/mustard seeds(ಸಾಸಿವೆ)
  • Pinch of hing(ಇಂಗು)

Method:

  • Please watch the video for the detail instructions