Ingredients – For Masala
1 tsp urad dal (Ulutham paruppu)
1/2 tsp channa dal (Kadala Paruppu)
1/2 tsp peppercorns
2 red chillies
1 tsp cumin seeds (Jeeragam)
Ingredients – Rasam
2 tbsp toor dal cooked (Thuvaram Paruppu)
2 tomatoes (1 cup chopped)
2.5 cups water
1/2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 green chillies
Curry leaves and coriander leaves
Cook the toor dal and keep aside.
Dry roast the ingredients for masala. (Do not roast the cumin seeds.)
Take in a coffee grinder or blender and powder. Keep aside.
Take water and tomato pieces in a vessel.
Add cooked dal and salt and bring to a boil.
Boil for about 5 minutes.
Add the masala.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Heat about 1/2 tsp of oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add green chillies and curry leaves.
Add the tadka to the rasam.
Add coriander leaves.