Monday, July 27, 2009

Kalyana Rasam/Marriage Rasam

Kalyana Rasam is usually served in Tamil wedding Lunch.The spice powder is freshly prepared every time the rasam is made.

Ingredients for Rasam powder:

Fry the following in 1 tsp of ghee :

Channa dal - 1tsp

Dhaniya/Coriander seeds  - 3tsp

Dry red chillies - 3

Curry leaves - a few

Asafoetida - a pinch

Grind them in to a fine powder.

Other ingredients:

Tomatoes - 1 finely chopped

Tamarind - a small marble size

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Toor dal  - 4 tbsp

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Tempering Ingredients:

Ghee - 1 tsp

Mustard seeds - 1tsp

Curry leaves - a few


Soak the tamarind in water and extract a cup.

Boil the toor dal with extra water and strain a cup of dhal water.

In a vessel,bring to a boil the tamarind extract to which salt and turmeric powder has been added.

When the raw smell goes off,add the dhal water,mashed toor dhal and spice powder and simmer.When it frothes,add the finely chopped tomatoes,simmer for a few minutes and turn off the heat.There is no need for the tomatoes to be cooked.

Finally add the tempered ingredients into the rasam.

Garnish with coriander leaves.


Parita said...

Oh love Rasam, this looks sooo delicious, perfect with steaming rice!

kittymatti said...

romba nanna iruku..actually enaku idhu theriyadhu..will try it...somewhat similar to mysore rasam le...ofcourse lesser ingredients...nice one!

Ramya said...

Thanx pari..Yes,Wud be perfect with steaming rice in which a tsp of ghee is added :)

Ramya said...

Thanx kitty..Mysore rasam madhri thaan..thengai mattum kidayadhu.This rasam is lil bit watery than the mysore rasam.Try panni parthu sollu..

Pavithra said...

Looks so yummy and i love rasam

Shri said...

I love Rasam..This looks yummy!

Prathibha said...

I just love to hv piping hot rasam with rice n papad..looks colorful

Hari Chandana said...

Oh Wow.. Lovely rasam.. looks yummy and mouth watering.. perfect presentation.. :)

Rekha shoban said...

rasam looks really feeling hungry dear.

Ramya said...

Thanx Pavi,Shri,Prathy,Chandana and Rekha for u'r comments..Its really encouraging to get instant comments from my blog buddies..

Hema said...

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Viki's Kitchen said...

Bookmarking this kalyana rasam. Love all rasams.. Urs look very catchy.

Anonymous said...

This Rasam Looks Very Yummy