Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Black Eyed Beans Rasam - Alsandhalu Rasam - Karamani Rasam

Black-Eyed Beans Rasam - Alsandhalu Rasam - Karamani Rasam
After a nearly two week hiatus, I am back again with a simple yet different recipe. I made rasam with a twist. The original recipe is of Mysore Rasam. But instead of toor dal, I added black-eyed beans (Alsandhalu/ Karamani). Sounds eccentric? But it tastes good...and it is a relief from the soaring dal prices...Let me get to the recipe:

Recipe:

Ingredients:

For Powder:

Toor Dal - 2 Teaspoons
Channa Dal - 2 Teaspoons
Black Pepper - 1/4 Teaspoon
Coriander Seeds - 2 Teaspoons
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Dry Coconut - 1 Teaspoon

Tomato - 2 Medium ones
Water - 4 Cups

Boiled Black-eyed Beans - 3 Tablespoons
Turmeric - A pinch
Salt - As per taste

Seasoning:

Mustard Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves - 6 to 7
Oil - 2 Teaspoons

For Garnishing:
Coriander (Chopped) - 1 Tablespoon

Soak black-eyed beans for about 6 hours and pressure cook till very soft. Mash and keep aside. Chop tomatoes into little cubes, add 4 cups of water, a pinch of turmeric and cook till done. Roast all the ingredients one by one, except coconut under the For Powder section and grind to a fine powder.

Add 3 tablespoons of the mashed beans to the cooked tomatoes and add the powder. Add salt to taste and cook for 5 more minutes. Heat oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. After they splutter, add it to the rasam and serve.

13 comments:

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Chandrika,
karamani rasam sounds interesting. The dal prices are really very high and its a good idea to use karamani ..thanks for the recipe.

HariPriya said...

hi thnx for the recipe and am very new to this bloggers and yday i have created my own blogspot and published some dishes..pls go thru it http://priya-amrutam.blogspot.com/
thnx

indianadoc said...

hmm...that's a very sensible economy in the kitchen...if it is tasty too,what more do u need!!

shilpa said...

Rasam with alsande?? thats very interesting. Its on my to-do-immediately list now :).

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi Chandrika,

i heard and tried about alsnadalu wadalu but rasam hearing for first time.Thanks for sharing..sure iam here to try:-))

Revathi said...

I can smell the rasam right from here !!! Good thinking !

Menu Today said...

Hi Chandrika,
Your version of Karamani Rasam looks delicious. I will try this one soon. Thanks for sharing.

Krithika said...

This is a great idea using black eyed pea in rasam. Thanks for sharing.

Chandrika said...

You are welcome, Prema.

Welcome Priya! I had a peek at your blog. Good Work!

Thanks Shynee!

Do let me know how it turns out Shipa!

You are welcome, Meena.

Thanks Revathi.

Vidya, Krithika, U are most welcome.

Anonymous said...

My husband is is a fan of any type of rasam, but I never tried it with Black-eyed beans. Wonderful idea...thanks. I have also joined in :-) my blog address is http://cookingmadeasy.blogspot.com/

MAJ K said...

Here is another blog post about Rasam:




http://tastymistake.blogspot.com/2007/02/rasam.html

notyet100 said...

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Roo said...

nice recipe, mom makes rasam like this in india... i shall try this out...