Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Black Eyed Beans Rasam - Alsandhalu Rasam - Karamani Rasam

Black-Eyed Beans Rasam - Alsandhalu Rasam - Karamani Rasam
After a nearly two week hiatus, I am back again with a simple yet different recipe. I made rasam with a twist. The original recipe is of Mysore Rasam. But instead of toor dal, I added black-eyed beans (Alsandhalu/ Karamani). Sounds eccentric? But it tastes good...and it is a relief from the soaring dal prices...Let me get to the recipe:



For Powder:

Toor Dal - 2 Teaspoons
Channa Dal - 2 Teaspoons
Black Pepper - 1/4 Teaspoon
Coriander Seeds - 2 Teaspoons
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Dry Coconut - 1 Teaspoon

Tomato - 2 Medium ones
Water - 4 Cups

Boiled Black-eyed Beans - 3 Tablespoons
Turmeric - A pinch
Salt - As per taste


Mustard Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves - 6 to 7
Oil - 2 Teaspoons

For Garnishing:
Coriander (Chopped) - 1 Tablespoon

Soak black-eyed beans for about 6 hours and pressure cook till very soft. Mash and keep aside. Chop tomatoes into little cubes, add 4 cups of water, a pinch of turmeric and cook till done. Roast all the ingredients one by one, except coconut under the For Powder section and grind to a fine powder.

Add 3 tablespoons of the mashed beans to the cooked tomatoes and add the powder. Add salt to taste and cook for 5 more minutes. Heat oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. After they splutter, add it to the rasam and serve.


Prema Sundar said...

Hi Chandrika,
karamani rasam sounds interesting. The dal prices are really very high and its a good idea to use karamani ..thanks for the recipe.

HariPriya said...

hi thnx for the recipe and am very new to this bloggers and yday i have created my own blogspot and published some dishes..pls go thru it http://priya-amrutam.blogspot.com/

indianadoc said...

hmm...that's a very sensible economy in the kitchen...if it is tasty too,what more do u need!!

shilpa said...

Rasam with alsande?? thats very interesting. Its on my to-do-immediately list now :).

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi Chandrika,

i heard and tried about alsnadalu wadalu but rasam hearing for first time.Thanks for sharing..sure iam here to try:-))

Revathi said...

I can smell the rasam right from here !!! Good thinking !

Menu Today said...

Hi Chandrika,
Your version of Karamani Rasam looks delicious. I will try this one soon. Thanks for sharing.

Krithika said...

This is a great idea using black eyed pea in rasam. Thanks for sharing.

Chandrika said...

You are welcome, Prema.

Welcome Priya! I had a peek at your blog. Good Work!

Thanks Shynee!

Do let me know how it turns out Shipa!

You are welcome, Meena.

Thanks Revathi.

Vidya, Krithika, U are most welcome.

Anonymous said...

My husband is is a fan of any type of rasam, but I never tried it with Black-eyed beans. Wonderful idea...thanks. I have also joined in :-) my blog address is http://cookingmadeasy.blogspot.com/

MAJ K said...

Here is another blog post about Rasam:


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Roo said...

nice recipe, mom makes rasam like this in india... i shall try this out...