Wash dal. Put in stainless steel bowl; cover with water one inch above dal. Add pinch of turmeric and 1 teaspoon oil. Stir and set bowl in pressure cooker containing a couple of inches of water. Cook in pressure cooker with top rocking for 10 minutes Let sit until stopper stops rocking. Don't fast cool it as additional cooking occurs during the cool down period.
Boil 3 cups of water. Add 1 chopped plum tomato, 1 chopped green chili with seeds, diced fresh ginger, turmeric, salt and some curry leaves.
Add about 3 ladles of cooked dal to liquid. Grind cumin and whole peppercorns and add.. Add juice of one lime or to taste.
Cook basmati rice in rice cooker. Serve rassum over rice.
Source: Malathi (Molly) Waran, Dec. 2004
Each (app 3/4 cup with 1/4 cup cooked rice) contains an estimated:
Cals: 187, FatCals: 11, TotFat: 1g
SatFat: 0g, PolyFat: 1g, MonoFat: 0g
Chol: 0mg, Na: 155mg, K: 350mg
TotCarbs: 36g, Fiber: 8g, Sugars: 2g
NetCarbs: 28g, Protein: 9g
Molly is from Bangalore, India and taught us this recipe along with numerous others. Many Southern Indian dinners start with a small serving of rassum to refresh the diner's body and spirit from the labors of the day. We make it frequently here in Texas where it is just as refreshing.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (55g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 12 (10%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 1.3g||2 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.2g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.4g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 3.6mg||0 %|
|Potassium 125.1mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 23.9g||7 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.6g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 22.3g|
|Protein 2.5g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 116
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