Simple white rice with Tomato Saar/ Rassam.
Sharing the recipe for Tomato Saar/ Rassam :
3 to 4 Medium sized Riped tomatoes
1 medium sized onion
4 to 5 garlic cloves
6 to 8 black pepper corns
1/2 tspn red chili powder
1/4 tspn turmeric powder
1 1/2 tspn of Rassam powder
1 tspn mustard seeds
Pinch of heeng
1 dry red chilli
5 to 8 curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tspn of sugar or jaggery
1 tspn oil / ghee
2 tspn of finely chopped coriander leaves / dhaniya
Wash and cut tomatoes in big pieces. Cut the onion in big pieces too. In a bowl add the tomatoes, onions, garlic cloves and black pepper corns. Add a cup of water and boil till the tomatoes are cooked. Alternatively microwave the same for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Then strain the above boiled mixture in a bowl through a strainer. Add water as required while straining so that all the pulp is strained nicely. You will get nice thin pulp of all the boiled tomatoes, onions and garlic .
Keep the bowl on medium gas, to that add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, rassam powder, sugar / jaggery as per your choice and salt to taste. And let it boil and simmer it for couple of minutes and switch off the stove.
For tadka / tampering :
Heat oil / ghee as per choice in a small pan to it add mustard seeds, pinch of heeng, dry red chillies cut into pieces and curry leaves. Once these splutter add the tampering to the above cooked rassam/ saar . Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and the tomatoe saar or rassam is ready to serve with Rice. Or have it like soup too.