Friends, readers, good rasam loving people of the world, let me introduce you to quick tamarind rasam. When you have just returned home from a long vacation almost at lunch time, what cooking options you would have? Since you were out of home for many days, your priority work would be to set kitchen for real time cooking. Meaning clean, tidy and dust free. After these cleaning chores, do you actually get time for actual cooking? Nope. But if you were like me, you would still find a option like easy rice-rasam combo for lunch.
There are certainly some delicious recipes that make quick lunch prep, possible when you are running out of time. After a long vacation, I suppose there would be no veggies in refrigerator. So the recipe that I am talking about have no veggies, not even tomato. It’s plain tamarind rasam with few of the basic spices that are still there in the container of your pantry.
So let’s start. Since name has tamarind, the recipe begins soaking tamarind in a cup of water. After 15 minutes of soaking, the tamarind turns mushy and soft such that squeezing itself gives a big cup of tamarind water. And this constitutes primary portion of rasam.
The major taste boosting stuff is masala paste which is prepared after roasting and grinding little of this and that. Little fresh coconut is also part of this masala and that gives good consistency to rasam. Each morsel of rice-rasam made my mouth to be grateful for the wonderful food of soul. Post lunch, so much appreciative and thankful my mind is. Look at me!