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Rasam >>
 
Bringing the ingredients together........

Ingredients

 Tuar dal - 1/4 cup  Masoor dal - 1/4 cup
 Tomatoes large - 4  Tamarind extract - 1/2 teaspoon
 Black pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon  Saunf - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
 Dry red chili - 2 or 3  Chili powder - 1/2 teaspoon
 Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon  Hing powder - 1/2 teaspoon
 Methi seeds - 1/2 teaspoon  Garlic cloves - 3
 cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon  Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
 Coriander and curry leaves - a bunch  Salt to taste

Preparation

Cook the dal well with sufficient water. Add the tomatoes, salt, chili powder, turmeric powder and tamarind extract. Crush the cumin and garlic and add to the rasam with the black pepper. Simmer for a few minutes and add the hing powder. Heat a little oil in a fry pan and pop the mustard seeds. Add the methi seeds saunf and curry leaves after removing the heat source and add to the rasam. Garnish with coriander leaves.