Tomato Saaru

Payaswini's Recipes

3/4 cup toor dal
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. oil
2 tomatoes, cut into big pieces
1-2 tsp. tamarind juice
1 tsp. jaggery
1-1/2 tsp. Rasam Powder
1 long spring curry leaves
2 tsp. chopped coriander leaves

Salt to taste
For Seasoning:
2 tsp. ghee
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. asafoetida
Cook toor dal in a pressure cooker with water, turmeric and oil. Mash well and keep aside.
Grind tomatoes to a paste. Put rasam powder, tomato paste, jaggery and curry leaves in a pan.
Add water and bring it to boil for 10-12 minutes.
Add the cooked dal, tamarind juice, salt.
Add water if necessary and bring it to boil for 10 -15 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Heat the ghee in a pan, add seasonings when it starts to split, stir into the rasam.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice.