Apr 4, 2013

Kalyana Rasam

Kalyana Rasam or Iyengar Kalyana Rasam Yes that is  right!!! this rasam is specially made for marriage functions in Tamilnadu. In my view rasam is a food for sick people and I just avoid to have this in my childhood. My mother used to force me to have rasam in my meal, because that is good for digestion. After my marriage my husband likes to have rasam in his every day meal. Not only with rice he likes to drink it like a soup.Now  I changed my self a little bit now I included rasam in my menu.
                                       Last month I was attended a marriage Which is one of my friend's brother marriage. There in that marriage lunch I have tasted this rasam. I am surprised This is not like our regular rasam I didn't find any tamarind flavor in that rasam. It got a mild tomato and asafoetida flavor and taste really woderful and I liked it. As usual I refused to have that rasam but that was my friend told me try this rasam this is very special in Iyengar marriage lunch. That's true this rasam taste different and very flavor full. So here is the recipe for this wonderful Iyengar Kalyana Rasam which I got from my friends mother. Thanks for this recipe Aunty and thanks to you too Bhuvana for making me to taste this Rasam...
Here is the recipe....
kalyana rasam INGREDIENTS:----
Tomatoes  ----  2 big finely chopped
Asafoetida  --- 1/2 tea sp
Turmeric powder  ---  1/2 tea sp
Toor dal   ---- 1/2 cup
Salt to taste 
For Powder :--
Chana dal  --- 1 tea sp
Toor dal   --- 2 tea sp
Coriander seeds  -- 1 tab sp
Black Pepper corns  --- 1/4 tea sp
Cumin seeds  --- 1/2 tea sp
Dry red chillies ---- 4
For Seasoning:--
Oil  --- 1/2 tea sp
Mustard seeds  -- 1 tea sp
Curry leaves  -- 2 strings
Coriander leaves  --- 1 tab sp finely chopped
1. Dry roast all the ingredients for powder in a pan and grind in to a coarse powder and set a side.
2.  Wash and add 1 cup water and chopped tomatoes to toor dal and cook till soft  or for three whistles in a pressure cooker .
3. Mash lightly the cooked dal and add 3 cups of water, 2 tab so of rasam powder and bring to a full boil, boil till you can see the froth on  top. Add salt to taste again bring to a full boil.
4. Now heat oil in a small frying pan add mustard seeds let them crackle then add asafoetida, curry leaves fry for a while and add this seasoning to rasam, garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice and poriyal (stir fried vegetables) or potato roast.
To get a perfect Kalyana rasam flavor do use fresh ground rasam powder only.
This is my fourth recipe for Blogging Marathon 27th edition under occasional recipes theme let's check other BM members recipes here



Corporate to Kitchen said...

I love Rasam & you pics are making me crave for some. I am not good at making podis but will surely try your rasam recipe & update you on hpw it turned.

Tina said...

Its new to me...sounds interesting dear..

The Pumpkin Farm said...

very nice pictures, u have presented a rasam in glass dish, it looks awesome in it

vaishali sabnani said...

I can make only one type of rasam..and I have seen a variety of those on your blog..looks great and adds on to your collection!

Unknown said...

delicious and comforting rasam... nice pictures..

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Srivalli said...

That really sounds wonderful Padma, will surely have to try it. And that bowl looks so flavoursome..

Foodiliciousnan said...

My co-sis is Iyengar and my hubby made me learn this rasam from her. I think it is also called Mysore Rasam. The only difference is that she asked me to do the seasoning in ghee, not oil. This looks absolutely wonderful Padma

Suma Gandlur said...

I was same as you though my mom made awesome rasam. Now I cook it daily and has developed a liking towards it. Will try this version.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Like you said, the kalyana rasam does have its own amazing flavors and I love it. I have a version of kalayan recipe in line for the marathon as well :)

Pavani said...

That's one flavorful rasam. Powder looks spicy and yumm!!

Unknown said...

ounds interesting.Love the flavor.

Gayathri Kumar said...

I have heard of tamarind less rasam but haven't tried it myself. This looks so nice...

Rajani S said...

I make just one kind of rasam! This looks good!

Harini R said...

I love rasam but have become very irregular as I am the only rasam freak at home. This sounds like a very good rasam too..shall have to try it out soon.

Manju said...

Its really different from our homemade once. Rasam powder sounds yummy.

preeti garg said...

What a wonderful and delicious rasam recipe. thanks for sharing with us.