Friday, December 27, 2013

Orange Rasam

#OrangeRasam : #Rasam is one of the main dishes prepared for lunch.
It is a concoction of few condiments with tamarind or lemon. 
But I generally used to prepare rasam with lemon only. The other day I did not have lemon. So I was searching my fridge for other options. First I thought of making Tomato rasam. Then when I saw oranges that I bought from the market the previous day which were so tangy, I decided to experiment with that. Let me present here how I prepared rasam with orange juice.
The ingredients given here are just enough to prepare approximately 2 cups of rasam.

Ingredients :
Madras Rasam Powder    : 2 Tsp full
Orange                              : 1
Salt to Taste
Turmeric Powder           : A Pinch
Red Chilli Powder         : 1/4 Tsp (If Required )
Green chilly                   : 1 or 2 ( split into two lengthwise )
Green Chilli                   : 1
Tomato                         : 1
Garlic cloves                   : 2
Ginger                            : a small piece ( optional ) Curry Leaves & 

To Temper :
Gingelly oil                     : 1 Tsp
Mustard seeds                 : 1 Tsp
Cumin ( Jeera )               : 1 Tsp
curry leaves                    : 8   
Coriander Leaves for Garnishing.                
This is enough for 2 to 3 persons. 

Method :
Gently grate orange to get a Tsp of orange rinds.
Then take out juice from orange and keep aside.

Take Madras Rasam Powder, turmeric powder, Salt, Cut Tomatoes, green chilly and Chilli powder ( if you want it spicy ) in a vessel.
Add smashed garlic cloves and ginger.

Add 1 3/4 cup of water over the ingredients taken in the vessel.
Heat over a medium flame.
When boiling rasam started foaming at the top add orange juice and simmer for 1 minute. Then switch OFF stove.

Add curry leaves, orange rinds, coriander leaves & then temper mustard seeds, cumin and curry leaves in a kadai with 1 tsp of oil & pour over Rasam.

Just before serving garnish with coriander leaves.

Take hot rice in a pate and mix well with rasam and enjoy with any curry of your choice.

Other rasam recipes you might like to try

rasam kokum rasam kollu rasam lemon rasam madras rasam powder