Beetroot Rasam- Beets and Lentil Soup, Southindian Soup
Enveetu Kitchen
Enveetu Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 100 grams beets, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp toor dal
  • 2 nos large plump tomatoes or 3 medium ripened tomatoes
  • 2-3 pods of garlic
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • 1.5 tsp of homemade rasam powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • or to taste
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup of water for 20 minutes Sometimes i do it morning itself around 7:30 am and make the rasam around 11 am But the minimum time for it to soak is 20 minutes Wash, peel and cube the beets. Take it in a microwave safe bowl, add water to immerse the beets well. Microwave it for 10-12 minutes @ high for it cook. The beets must be fork tender. This can be done on stove-top also. Do not discard the beets water.
  • 1 cup of water to this. If you feel the rasam is too thick, add another 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of water to it.

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