Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Comfort Food

Is there is Anything Better Than Comfort Food..?
Well no, specially when you are tired or exausted & doing many things at a time with 2 kids. My Comfort Food is very simple & yummy but more than that its soothing on the tummy..........So lets start.......

PulliChar (Rassam made of Tamrind as main ingredient)
This kind of rassam is very good for unfomfortable tummy & also when you have cold & sour throat.

Sona Masuri Rice with Pulli Char & Tomato Thair pachadi



You need:
Tamrind Lemon size
Rassam powder 1 tbsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Salt
Curry Leaves
Coriander Leaves
Pepper corns 4 no.

For Tadaka:
Ghee
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Asafordia

To Do:
Soak tamrind in little warm water for a while.
Mean while add all ingrdients other than for tadaka in a vessel.
Squeez the tamrind water & add in the vessel, add 3 to 4 cups of water to the mix & keep on the gas for boiling.
Let the rassam boil fully & then prepare the tadaka by heating ghee in the kadai.
Add mustard seeds cumin seeda as soon as splutter add asafordia & pour it on the boiling rassam.
Serve this rassam with hot Sonamasuri rice topped with ghee & Tomato Thair Pachadi (Tomato raitha).




Tomato Thair Pachadi

Tomato Thair pachadi

You need:
Tomatoes 4 (i prefer Organic specially for this dish)
Home made or store bought curd as per your taste
Coriander 1 tbsp
Salt as per taste

For thadaka:
Oil 2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Asafordia
Green chillies 4

To do:
Chop the tomatoes in small cubes, & coriander finely.
Prepare tadaka by heating the oil & add mustard seeds & asafordia & slit green chillies.
Add this in the tomatoes & add salt & coriander. Now add Curd mix & enjoy.
Theres more to comfort food & that is why you whill be never satisfied with one day of comfort food.




So we had one more day of comfort food.

Tomato & dal Rassam with Carrot-tomato- Bellpepper Salad

Sona Masuri Rice with TCB Salad & Tomato Rassam

Rassam

You need:
Tuar dal 1/2 cup (boil it with 1 cup of water , pinch of turmeric & 1 tsp of oil in pressure cooker)
tomatoes 2
Rassam powder 1 tbsp
Tamarind 1/2 lemon size
sugar or jagerry 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
coriander leaves
salt

For thadaka:
Ghee 2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Asafordia 1 pinch

To do:
Soak tamarind in Warm water & squeez pulp out of it.
Mix all the ingredients other than cooked dal & tadaka.
Boil the mixture on a low flame till the Khushbu attracts your taste buds.
Now add the cooked dal(make a somooth paste by adding little water) & let it boil till it starts forming the froth (Just like milk froth).
Thats when the Rassam is ready for thadaka. Pour the prepared thadaka & enjoy it with hot Sonamasuri rice topped with ghee.


For Tomato-Carrot- Bellpepper Salad

You need:
Carrots -2 to 3
Tomatoes - 2
Bellpepper -1
Coriander leaves chopped -1/4 cup
Salt to taste

For Tadaka:
Oil
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Asafordia a pinch
Green chillies -2 Split

To do:
Peel the skin of the Carrots & grate with the help of gratter.
Chop the tomatoes & bellpepper into small cubes.
Now prepare the tadaka by adding mustard seeds in hot oil & add asafordia & split chillies & also chopped bellepepper, let it roast for while & add little salt & add it in the vegetables mix.
Add coriander leaves & check the seasoning & add more salt if needed.
Enjoy with your kind of Rassam & rice.

I would live to enter these Comfort Food for RP's JFI of April - Tomatoes.

1 comment:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

hi,
First time to ur bolg...... Ur recipe is very nice........