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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bendekayi Tomato Saaru(Rasam)

Ingredients:
4 - 5 medium sized Ladies Fingers/ Okra / Bendekayi / Bhindi
2 medium sized Tomatoes
Pinch of Turmeric powder
1 - 2 Green Chillies
Lemon sized Jaggary
Salt to taste
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida powder / Hingu
5 - 6 Curry leaves
1 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Chop okras into thin round pieces and tomatoes into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut the green chillies into two halves.

Put chopped tomato, okra, turmeric powder, jaggary, green chillies, salt, around 5-6 cups of water and cook them well by covering the lid.


Put mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add asafoetida powder, keep it for few seconds. Add curry leaves and then add it to Rasam. Mix well before serving. It goes well with rice or can be served as soup.

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