I would like to dedicate this post is to my grandmother from whom I got this recipe. This recipe uses the green moong which is packed with proteins and other valuable nutrients. I always relish this rasam along with rice, and a bowl of curds. It makes a healthy, tasty and a satisfying meal. This rasam is so tasty that you end up eating more rice than usual. So here goes the recipe.
Hesaru kaalu Bassaru recipe:
Preparation time- 20 mins
Cooking time-20 mins
Green moong- 1 cup
Tamarind-1 small lime sized
Rasam powder- 2 tspns
Jaggery- ½ tspn
Salt to taste.
Coriander to garnish
Oil or ghee- 2 tspns
Mustard- 1/2 tspn
Jeera- ½ tspn
Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Hing- 1 pinch
Soak the mung for half an hour and pressure cook the mung with enough water till done and keep aside.
Grind the onion, tomato, jeera, coconut along with 3 tbspns of boiled mung to a fine paste.
Add the ground paste to the boiled mung and bring the mixture to boil.
Add the tamarind paste, salt, jaggery, rasam powder and boil for a few more mins.
For the seasoning, heat ghee in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
Once it pops add the jeera and curry leaves and fry for a min more.
Add the hing and transfer the contents to the cooked rasam
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.