1. Cook toor dal: Take half cup toor dal in a pan and add 1.5 cups of water to it.

Put it in a pressure cooker and let the steam come out of the spout. Once the steam comes, add the weight and after 3 whistles, remove it from the flame. 2.

2 Make Rasam: Take a deep bottomed pan and add 3 cups of water. Add about 2 tablespoons of tamarind paste to it. Add a teaspoon of salt, a pinch of turmeric and 2 teaspoons of rasam powder. Dice 2 tomatoes and add it to the pot.

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Mix well and let boil. After about 10 minutes of boiling add the cooked toor dal to the mixture and let it boil for another 5 minutes. The mixture should be watery.

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Add more water if needed. Add salt if needed. After boiling, add finely chopped coriander and curry leaves.Add a small teaspoon of ghee or butter to the mixture.

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Fry the spices:Take a pan add some oil and add mustard and red chilli to crackle and pour it to the boiled rasam.

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Serve piping hot with rice or drink out of a bow

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