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Poondu rasam with coconut milk

Garlic rasam with coconut milk, an aromatic south Indian rasam recipe, even can be had as a soup. Few weeks back we have my cousins here and  we roamed around the city crazily and had loads of fun with them. As we all are foodies, while talking about rasam, my cousin shared with me this recipe of garlic rasam with coconut milk, which she learnt from her mil. Though i make garlic rasam regularly and also posted the recipe long back, this version sounds so different and interesting. I tried the garlic rasam yesterday and it turned out very well. The rasam accompanied by hot rice and potato curry was totally out of the world. Try this rasam for this cool weather and let me know how it turned out.

Garlic rasam with coconut milk
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Garlic rasam recipe

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Garlic      20 pods (small garlic)
     Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
     Salt  as needed
     Tomato  1/2 
     Green chili  1
     Tamarind a small gooseberry size
     Curry leaves   few
     Coriander leaves   few
     Toor dal (cooked)    1 tblsp  
     Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
     Red chili   1
     Oil    1 tsp  
     Coconut   2 tblsp 
  To grind
   Coriander seeds | dhaniya   1 tsp
   Black pepper | milagu   1 tsp
   Cumin seeds | jeera   1 tsp
   Tomato  1/2
   Garlic pods   4



Garlic rasam

  • Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract thin water using 1 cup of water.
  • Take out the skin of the garlic pods.
  • Cook the garlic along with little water, salt and turmeric powder. 
  • Let this boil for 3-4 minutes till the garlic gets cooked, let this be crunchy not mashed.
  • Soak coriander seeds, black pepper, cumin seeds, 1/2 tomato and 4 garlic pods in little water for 10 minutes.
  • Grind this into a paste in a mixie. 
  • Add this ground paste to the pan.
  • Slit the green chili, add this to the tamarind extract. Mash 1/2 tomato nicely with hands and add it to the tamarind mixture. 
  • Add curry leaves and salt. 
  • Transfer this to the pan. Allow this to boil. 
  • Let this boil for 5 to 7 minutes till the raw smell goes off. 
  • Add 1 cup water to the cooked toor dal and add chopped coriander leaves. 
  • Add this to the pan and cook till it froths up. Do not allow this to boil.
  • Grind 2 tblsp of fresh coconut with 1/4 cup of warm water. 
  • Squeeze the extract on the rasam and switch off the flame. 
  • Temper mustard seeds and red chili in oil. Transfer it to the rasam
  • Cover it immediately. 
  • Serve after 5 minutes. 
  • Do not compromise on the garlic, it gives a nice flavour to the rasam.
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  1. This rasam does not have any strong smell of garlic. It has a good aroma of garlic in spite of the more quantity of garlic is added.
  2. Also the flavour of coconut milk is very subtle, so no need to worry that it will be be sweet. 
  3. You can reduce the black pepper and add 1/2 tsp of rasam powder too.
  4. Serve the garlic rasam with hot rice with any dry curry as an accompaniment. 

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