thili saaru recipe | karnataka style instant tomato rasam | dal rasam

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thili saaru recipe | karnataka style instant tomato rasam | dal rasam with detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and instant lentil-based soup or rasam recipe made with herbal spices. the recipe is known for its simplicity, taste and recipe preparation time with basic ingredients available in your kitchen. it tastes really great when served with hot steamed rice or can also be served as soup just before the meal.
karnataka style instant tomato rasamthili saaru recipe | karnataka style instant tomato rasam | dal rasam with step by step photo and video recipe. lentil is used for many south indian dishes like sambar and rasam recipes. the most common recipes are sambar which is mainly made with a choice of vegetables, lentil and specifically blended spice powder. yet there are lentil-based rasam recipes and thili saaru recipe is one such simple and instant rasam recipes.

i have posted quite a few rasam recipes which are generally a combination of spices and lentil and has its own taste and fan following. yet this recipe post of thili saaru has its uniqueness and taste without any spices added to it. the watery consistent of lentil extract is spiced with herbs like ginger, cumin and coriander leaves which gives the necessary flavour and taste to it. basically the rasam is made if something light is required or to cure if have digestion problems. i personally make it when i run out of options and i feel lazy to make something fancy. also compared to other dal recipes, the consistency is very thin and hence it has to be sharp with its taste and hence add a generous amount of ginger and green chillies.

thili saaru recipe

anyway, before wrapping up the recipe post of thili saaru recipe, some tips, suggestions and variations. firstly, as i mentioned earlier the consistency is key to this recipe and has to be watery. do not even try to match the consistency of traditional dal recipes which is thick in nature. secondly, the recipe is not just limited as a side dish to steamed rice and can also be served as soup as an appetiser. particularly if you have indigestion or stomach related problems, you can serve it as soup to recover. lastly, do not add the lemon juice when the rasam is on stove and boiling. add it only when you have turned off the heat and also about to come to boiling temperature.

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thili saaru recipe | karnataka style instant tomato rasam | dal rasam

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
AUTHOR: HEBBARS KITCHEN
Course: rasam
Cuisine: karnataka
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easy thili saaru recipe | karnataka style instant tomato rasam | dal rasam

Ingredients

for thili saaru pudi:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin / jeera
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp mustard
  • 3 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves

for pressure cooking:

  • ½ cup toor dal, rinsed
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 cup water

other ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 cup tamarind extract
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp jaggery
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

Instructions

  • firstly, prepare masala powder by heating 1 tsp oil.
  • roast 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 1 tbsp cumin, ¼ tsp methi, ½ tsp pepper and ¼ tsp mustard.
  • also, add 3 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
  • roast on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • cool completely and blend to a fine powder. keep aside.
  • in a pressure cooker take ½ cup toor dal, 1 tomato, ¼ tsp turmeric, few curry leaves, 1 tsp oil and 2 cup water.
  • pressure cook for 5 whistles or until dal is cooked well.
  • once the pressure is released, whisk and mash the dal smooth.
  • also, add 4 cups water and prepare a watery consistency dal. keep aside.
  • in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and splutter ½ tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, pinch hing, 1 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
  • add 1 cup tamarind extract, ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp jaggery and 1 tsp salt.
  • cover and boil for 10 minutes or until tamarind extract are cooked well.
  • further, add prepared dal and mixture mix.
  • add in prepared thili saaru pudi and mix well adjusting consistency as required.
  • boil for 3 minutes or until flavours is absorbed well.
  • now add 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.
  • finally, enjoy thili saaru with hot steamed rice and ghee.
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how to make thili saaru with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, prepare masala powder by heating 1 tsp oil.
  2. roast 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 1 tbsp cumin, ¼ tsp methi, ½ tsp pepper and ¼ tsp mustard.
  3. also, add 3 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
  4. roast on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  5. cool completely and blend to a fine powder. keep aside.
  6. in a pressure cooker take ½ cup toor dal, 1 tomato, ¼ tsp turmeric, few curry leaves, 1 tsp oil and 2 cup water.
  7. pressure cook for 5 whistles or until dal is cooked well.
  8. once the pressure is released, whisk and mash the dal smooth.
  9. also, add 4 cups water and prepare a watery consistency dal. keep aside.
  10. in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and splutter ½ tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, pinch hing, 1 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
  11. add 1 cup tamarind extract, ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp jaggery and 1 tsp salt.
  12. cover and boil for 10 minutes or until tamarind extract are cooked well.
  13. further, add prepared dal and mixture mix.
  14. add in prepared thili saaru pudi and mix well adjusting consistency as required.
  15. boil for 3 minutes or until flavours is absorbed well.
  16. now add 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.
  17. finally, enjoy thili saaru with hot steamed rice and ghee.
    thili saaru recipe

notes:

  • firstly, make sure the saaru consistency is watery.
  • also, you can prepare saaru pudi in bulk and store in an airtight container.
  • additionally, do not over boil saaru after adding saaru pudi as it loses flavour.
  • finally, thili saaru recipe tastes great when prepared spicy and watery.
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