Kokum rasam with Garlic

Kokum is fruit that is used as a substitute for tamarind. It is mostly popular in the west coastal regions of India. Has many health benefits as well. Following ayurvedic diet I am trying to use kokum for sour taste in most of my cooking. The taste is not very different from tamarind.

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Ingredients

Masoor dhal 1 cup
Green chilly 4
Kokum 6 pieces
Salt to taste
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Coriander 1/4 cup chopped
Jaggery 1 tsp

For seasoning
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Methi seeds 1/4 tsp
Garlic 4 pods sliced
Oil 1 tsp
Ghee 1 tsp
Kadipatha 5

Method

Wash and cook the masoor dhal with kokum and green chillies.
Crush the dhal in a hand mixer and set aside.
In a big pan put oil and ghee let it warm up.
Now add mustard seeds, garlic and methi seeds.
Cook for a min till garlic is slightly brown.
Add kadipatha (curry leaves) and the cooked dhal.
Now add garam masala, turmeric, jaggery and salt to taste.
Add enough water to adjust the consistency and let boil.
Add the chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice..

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