Thursday, 27 May 2010

Hema's Recipe: Jeera rasam with aloo jeera subji

JEERA RASAMJeera rasam is very simple and easy to make. The main ingredient, pepper & jeera gives nice aroma. I just love this rasam when i have potato as a sidedish. This is my way of preparing jeera rasam. The recipe is as follows:


1) Tamarind - 1 small lemon size
2) Rasam Powder - 2 tsp
3) Tomato - 1
4) Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
5) Ghee - 1 tsp
6)Salt to taste

For Grinding:

1) Coriander Seeds - 3 tablespoon
2) Toordhal - 1 teaspoon
3) Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
4) Red Chilli - 3
5) Pepper - 1 teaspoon
6) Curry Leaves - few
7) coriander leaves - few

1)Soak the tamarind in hot water for 30 mins.
2)Dry roast the grinding ingredients and grind these in a blender to a coarse powder.
3)Take a vessel, add tamarind extract, rasam powder, salt and chopped tomatoes. Let it boil till the raw smell goes off.
4)Now add that coarsly ground powder to this rasam and keep the flame low. Let it boil for sometime then switch off the flame.
5)In a pan, heat ghee, add mustard seeds and when it sputters add it to rasam.
6)Garnish with coriander leaves.
7)Serve it with hot rice and aloo jeera sabji.


Aloo jeera is a delicious dish of aloo (potatoes) cooked with jeera (cumin seeds). It has a nice aroma of cumin seeds.The potato along with cumin seeds gives a nice flavour and just tastes great. It goes well with rice, poori or chapathi.

I served it with jeera rasam and the combo was really good. My husband liked it so much.

Here goes the recipe:


1) Potatoes - 2
2) Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
3) Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
4) Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
5) Ginger - a piece
6) Green chilli - 2-3
7) Coriander powder - 1 tsp
8) Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
9) Turmeric - a pinch
10) Curry leaves - a few
11) Hing - a pinch
12) Salt to taste


1)Peel the potatoes, cut them into 1" cubes and boil them.
2)In a pan, heat 2 tsp oil, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. when they splutter, add onion and saute till golden brown.
3)Then add turmeric,hing, ginger and chopped green chillies. Now take a bowl, add coriander powder, chilli powder, add little water and add this mixture to the pan. I do this process so that it does not get burned up.
4)Add salt according to your taste.
5)Now add the potatoes. Mix them well. Let it cook for 5 mins.
6)Serve as a sidedish to any rice, chapati or poori.

Sending this to the CWS - Cumin Seeds Event ....

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