Feb 10, 2013

Apple Rasam

Rasam or Saaru (Tamil: ரசம், Rasam, Malayalam: രസം), Kannada :ಸಾರು (Saaru), is a South Indian soup, traditionally prepared using tamarind juice as a base, with the addition of tomato, and chili pepper, pepper, cumin and other spices as seasonings. Steamed lentils are added along with any preferred vegetables. Now days all the seasonings required are combined and ground before hand into a rasam powder, which is available commercially.

Rasam is a liquid curry which prepared with mushy lentil and lots of spices, it’s a very popular part of meal in south family which serve with rice or as a hot bowl of soup which is very good for digestion, as south tradition look like a liquid transparent spicy soup. But under the Apple Rasam, we combine apple with mushy lentil, tomato plus spices and serve with steam rice. 
This recipe is taken from “My Cooking Journey” blog; I love the version of apple in this rasam recipe. It is eaten with rice or separately as soup. In a traditional meal, it is preceded by a sambar rice course and is followed by curd rice. Rasam has a distinct taste in comparison to the sambar due to its own seasoning ingredients and is usually fluid in consistency.

Preparation time:  15 Minutes
Cooking time: 20-30 Minutes
Serving:  4 Cup
Recipe source: My Cooking Journey

1 Apple, peeled, seedless and chopped
1/4 Cup Yellow pigeon peas/Arhar dal/ Tuvar dal
2 Tomatoes, chopped
1/4 Cup Green Coriander, chopped
1 Green chili, chopped
1 Tsp. Black peppers
1 Tsp. Cumin seeds
1/4 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
A pinch of Asafoetida/ Hing
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp. Clarifying butter
For tempering
1/2 Tsp. Mustard seeds
1/4 Tsp. Cumin seeds
1 Tbsp. Clarifying butter

Clean and wash the pigeon pea and boil in pressure cooker with turmeric powder and 1 cup of water till to mashy completely.
Now blend the tomatoes, green chili, cumin seeds, black pepper and 3/4 chopped apple into blender till to smooth consistency paste.
Heat the pan on medium flame and add clarifying butter/ ghee. Add remaining finely chopped apple and cook till to soft.
Add tomatoes mixture, asafoetida and salt and mix well. Cook for 5-10 minutes.  In between, add mashy cooked dal with 2 cup of water in it. Let it come to a boil and turn off the flame.
Heat the ghee in pan and when ghee is hot enough, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds till to splutter. Add it to the rasam, and garnish with fresh chopped coriander with rice or as a hot soup.

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  1. very innovative and lovely interesting apple rasam.

  2. Wow! Looks interesting & innovative..

  3. yummy looking and innovative rasam :)

  4. Hralthy and innovative rasam. Looks yummy.

  5. Wonderful.... Innovative recipe...good job da:-)

  6. different rasam, looks delicious.

  7. Beautifully made and looks delicious! Thanks for trying it out. I remember you putting up this picture for us to guess on your FB page and I was so wrong in guessing it :)

  8. Love the way you styled the rasam in the glasses - really makes it look so appetizing and droolworthy

  9. Rasam looks yumm.u have awonderful space.happy to follow u.

  10. Super comforting food,i do the same very rarely.

  11. Interesting blend of apple in rasam. I was wondering if you used the tart green apples.

  12. Tempting soup..Love the flavour in it..

  13. That sounds really very nice..must try next time with apples!

  14. Yummy one. I to prepare this but without tomatoes.

  15. Interesting rasam with apples. Looks tangy & delicious.

  16. I have heard of pineapple rasams but not this.. Very interesting one Preethi....

  17. Hi preeti,
    Thanks for linking your Apple rasam and labra recipe, but I think it doesn't fall in my event, "spotlight : One pot meal"...as we are looking for a meal which is cooked in one pot only, like Khichdi with vegetables type of dish, where rice, dal, vegetable or chicken cooked in one pot...yours is a side dish, not one pot meal..hope u understand, I'll delete from my collection..please submit such recipe which falls in that category, thanks


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