Monday, July 14, 2014

Goddu Rasam / Godsaaru - Watery Tamarind Soup


The simple and flavoursome Goddu rasam / Godsaaru along with rice  makes a soothing and   light meal. The thin soup can be savoured before a heavy meal . Enjoying the rasam sip by sip is sure to  elevate one's spirits on a cold and rainy day !   

Tamarind - A plum size ball
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Salt - 1 tsp
Powdered jaggery - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 pinch
Red chillies ( broken ) - 2 or 3
Split pigeon peas / Tur dal - 1 tbsp

1. Soak tamarind in warm water and extract the juice.
2. Add salt, asafoetida, jaggery, turmeric powder and curry leaves to the tamarind extract.
3. Heat 1/2 tsp ghee and roast the split pigeon peas/tur dal till it turns reddish in colour giving out a very pleasant aroma. Add this to the tamarind extract. 
4. Boil the above mixture for ten minutes or until the raw smell vanishes.
5. Pour 2 glasses of water into the boiling tamarind extract in a gentle stream so that the rasam is covered with  foam .

6. Switch off flame before the rasam boils over.
7. Heat the rest of the ghee and add mustard seeds. 
8. When the mustard seeds splutter add the broken red chillies.
9. When the chillies become crisp, pour the seasoning over the Goddu Rasam/ Godsaaru. 

Enjoy the hot and flavoursome Goddu Rasam / Godsaaru with  rice and a spoon of  ghee. Or enjoy the delicious thin watery soup as it is.

2 Post your Comments:

GreenComotion said...

Thank you for this lovely recipe. I haven't heard of this ever since my mother passed away. What a nice recipe and what a nice way to recall fond memories of my mother.

Hari Om!

nandoos kitchen said...

nice tasty rasam