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Deciding on curry for dinner is the toughest task... While watching cookery show on a TV channel came to know about this dish and googled about it and this was inspired from Tarla Dalal.
Ladies finger - 25 nos
Ginger - 2 teaspoon
Tomatoes -1 cup 
Yogurt - ¼ cup
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Chilli powder - ½ tsp
Coriander powder - ¾ tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt as req
Water - ¼ cup

For dry roasting and grinding to powder:
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp

Dry roast both the ingredients till golden brown and grind to coarse powder.
Wash, wipe dry and cut the ladies finger into lengthy pieces.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and saute the ladies finger in it for 10 minutes or until it becomes slightly brown.  Set aside. 

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan add ginger and saute well. Add tomato and cook until it becomes soft and the mixture starts to leaves oil.

In the mean time, in a small bowl whisk together the yogurt, turmeric powder, achaari masala, chilli…


Karpuravalli leaf is an excellent cure for cough and cold. Adding these leaves to rasam during winter season helps recover severe wheezing and also bronchitis related issues. 
Ingredients:(Recipe Source - National TV)
Karpuravalli leaves - 15 nos
Tomato - 1 no 
Tomato puree - 1/4 cup
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
Rasam powder -  1 tbsp
Cooked thoor dal - 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves n Curry leaves - few
Asafoetida - pinch
Salt as reqd
For tempering:
Red chilli - 1
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1/2 tsp

In a bowl add 2 cups water, tamarind paste, tomato puree, salt, hing and rasam powder and boil for 10 minutes.
Mean while blend tomato and karpuravalli leaves to fine paste and add to the boiling rasam mix.

Let the raw smell go approx 5 mins, now add cooked thur dal and and let it boil for 5 minutes.

Mean while heat ghee in tempering pan add mustard once it cracks add cumin seeds, pepper powder and red chilli and add it to the rasam.Serve hot with plain rice!!!