Tuvar dal - 1 cup
tamarind - 1 lemon sized
Curry leaves - few
Haldi powder - 1/2 tsp
salt as required
Fry in 1 tsp oil and grind to paste:
Coriander seeds - 3 tsps
Jeera - 1 tsp
Black peppercorns - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 3
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Fresh grated coconut.
Ghee -2 tsps
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dry red chilly - 1
Boil the tur dal with some water in a pressure cooker and set aside.
Soak tamarind in water and extract thick liquid,add some water, salt, haldi powder, curry leaves and boil till the quantity is reduced to less than half.
Mix the masala paste and add it to the boiling tamarind water along with the dal.
Allow it to simmer for a while.
Season the mustard and red chilly in ghee and pour into the rasam.
Add the coriander leaves and garnish and serve hot with plain rice and some curry and fried appalams.