Flavor Bomb Rasam!

You know that feeling when you create something with a lot of love and it comes out to be BOmb! Yep that’s what happened today. Won’t waste time in trying to explain the bombastic flavors this leaves in my mouth. Let’s get to the steps

3 medium tomatoes – puréed in a blender

2 tbsp tamarind paste diluted in 2 cups water

8-10 curry leaves

2-3 dry red chilies

A bunch of coriander – with stems coarsely chopped

1 cups water

24Mantra Rasam powder

1tbsp black peppercorns whole

6-8 garlic cloves

1 tbsp cumin


1 tbsp sugar

In a mortar and pestle coarsely mince black pepper corn, garlic and cumin. Don’t worry about a fine paste, just crush each pod to release the flavors

Grind 3 tomatoes in a purée

Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in instant pot

Add 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp mustard seeds and let the seeds splutter, add 2 red chilies 🌶

Add tomatoes and cook until they are mushy l. Don’t need to wait till they are full cooked

Add tamarind juice (2tbsp tamarind paste into 2 cups of water)

Add another 1 cup of water to make the consistency thinner

Add curry leaves and coriander

Add 2 tsp rasam powder

Add the coarsely minced pepper corns garlic and cumin

Add salt to taste. I liked 1/2 tbsp sugar in it. Up to you if you want to.

Seal the lid and pressure cook on high for 5min

When done, taste and adjust the salt/sugar and enjoy a flavor bomb rasam!

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