Mint Rasam | Mint Soup | Pudina Rasam | Mint Leaves Recipe By Veena Theagarajan

Mint! I love it in any form. However this is new found ingredients for my rest of family members. So I wanted to do as much Mint dishes as possible when the taste is in season! I had some fresh Mint leaves in the fridge. I was in  mood for diff flavoured rasam / soup. So I have decided to give it try. Also if you are bachelor and bored of regular rasam you should try this

Cooked thuar / thoor dhal / dal - 1/4 cup (with 1 cup of dal water)
Tomatoes - 3 to 4 tablespoon  (chopped finely)
Tamarind paste - 1 tablespoon (I have used thick one. If you have diluted use based on taste. Also if your tomato is sour reduce tamarind)
Garlic - 4 pieces (chipped finely)
Mint Leaves - 1/2 cup (if you want less minty reduce it)
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - 10
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Rasam powder - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 1 (slit into 2)
Oil - 2 teaspoon
Small onion  - 3 (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)


Heat a deep pan and add 1 teaspoon of oil. Add garlic and fry till they are slight brown color. Add onion and fry till they are soft. Add tomatoes and fry till they are mushy. Add Mint leaves and fry for another min. Switch off the flame and let it cool down. When it is cool grind it to smooth paste with 1/4 cup of water. Keep it aside

Mix dhal, dhal water, tamarind paste, rasam powder, turmeric powder and salt. Keep it aside
Heat rest of the oil in the same pan. When it is hot add mustard seeds. when it start to pop up add asafoetida, curry leaves. Fry for 30 sec. Pour the mixed dhal water, Green Chillies and grinded paste. mix well.Let it boil till foam start to appear. Switch it off and add coriander leaves

Serve hot