All over India, if not in many parts of the world, people talk about the Udupi cuisine, a town in my Home State of Karnataka. In most cities, especially in South India we find the ubiquitous vegetarian "Udupi Restaurant "
Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for dishes from this area such as:-
Today's recipe is for an aromatic and delicious saaru from Udupi. For those who may not be familiar with the term, a "saaru" in Kannada is a rasam-like accompaniment for hot steamed rice made with thuar dal, tomatoes, and Udupi Rasam Powder/Udupi Saarina Pudi.
I shall share the recipe for Udupi Rasam Powder/Udupi Saarina Pudi in my next post
This recipe has been adapted from Udupi Rasam or Udupi Style Saaru from the Kannada YouTube video from Swayam Paaka.
1. Use sour variety of tomatoes for this dish
2. Use ghee for seasoning for best results
We loved this with hot steamed rice, Beans Palya and happala (rice pappad) and I am sure you will love it too! You can even drink this- and it tastes super!!
- Thuar Dal, 1/4 cup
- Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
- Oil, 1/2 tsp
- Medium-sized Tomatoes, 2
- Tamarind, size of a small lemon
- Jaggery, grated, 1 tbsp
- Curry Leaves, 1 sprig
- Udupi Rasam Powder, 1 tbsp
- Salt, to taste
- Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 2 tbsp
- Water, 3-4 cups or as required
- Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp
- Cumin Seeds,1/2 tsp
- Asafoetida ( Hing), 1/8 tsp
- Ghee, 2 tsp