Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chakuli Dunked In Rasam (Sambar).


“Fresh Chakuli dunked in Hot and Spicy Rasam”  ....... A pleasure to sip and bite on when the rains hit down the city and you are stuck at home ....... Yumz. 


There are a hundred things to be done but its raining heavily outside and it’s a total mess for for us Mumbaikars when the rain water gets collected on the roads. So to warm up a cold day all you can do in rainy season is have some warm or hot beverages to drink. Also to stop that growling stomach while you sit doing nothing much here is some “Fresh Chakuli dunked in Hot and Spicy Rasam” …… Enjoy the rains ….. 


For the preparation of Rasam : Wash and pressure cook ½ cup of masoor dal / tuvar dal or moong dal till well cooked I used Moong dal for the Rasam. You can use any of the one’s mentioned. Remove and mash it well. Add 4-5 cups of water, 2-3 finely chopped tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of tamarind paste, salt to taste and bring to a boil, keep this aside simmering. Heat 3 tblsp of oil in a small kadai, when hot add 1 tblsp of jeera, when they fry a bit add 1 tsp of rai (sasam) and when it splutters add 1 tsp of hing powder, 8-10 curry leaves and then add 3-4 large tablespoon rasam powder and stir well for a minute or two. Remove and add this to the simmering dal, mix well and bring to a boil. 


Once the rasam comes to a boil, lower heat and simmer for atleast 10-15 minutes, stirring often. Remove and garnish with coriander leaves.
Note : The quantity of Rasam Powder to be added while making the Rasam depends on individual taste. You can add more or less depending upon how spicy you want the rasam to be. This is a very spicy appetizer dish which is usually made spicy.


For serving : Rasam is usually served in glasses in South Indian Restaurants. You can serve it in bowls too or in any serving dish of your choice. Just serve the Rasam  piping hot, along with some chakuli dipped in them,  as an appetizer. You have to sip the hot rasam for its flavour like a soup and bite on the chakuli. The taste is really awesome. You will always crave for more of this hot Rasam Chakuli. The same can be also enjoyed with any murukku / tinglodu / kodbale etc.


** For Chakuli Recipe, Please follow the link given below ….


** You can also check on Tinglodu Recipe, Please follow the link given below…

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