Friday, March 7, 2008

Orange Rasam

Have you ever experienced this? You find this interesting recipe in a cookbook.... and you are in a cooking mood. You open your pantry & fridge and you have whatever you need! You start cooking by adding your special touches... and it comes out as a master-piece. How exciting! I get so thrilled that I immediately share with my friends & family...

This is one of those recipes... Just for the sake of trying something new, I tried this from one of the magazines.. and it was a pleasant surprise! It came out awesome and we all just loved it... Many of my friends have tasted this and have appreciated the taste.. I felt that the sweet and tangy flavours of tamarind juice and orange juice is a distinctive combination... and brings a fresh flavor.

Tamarind Paste - 1 tsp
Tomato Puree - 1/2 cup
Cooked Paasi paruppu (split moong dal) - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 2 cloves (smashed)
Orange Juice - 1 cup (Any store bought juice should be just fine)
Corriander leaves - handful (chopped)

To Dry Roast:
Red Chilly - 1
Black Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Corriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

For Seasoning:
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - handful

1. In a kadai, dry roast red chilly, pepper corns, corriander seeds and cumin seeds and blend them to a powder.
2. Mash the cooked dal well .
3. In a large vessel, mix the tamarind paste, tomato puree , dal, turmeric & salt.
4. Add 3 cups of water and dilute it.
Tip: You can use plain water and water drained from the cooked dal in a fift-fifty ratio. Just add extra water while cooking the dal. This will enhance the flavor of the rasam.
5. Now heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai, season with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds.
6. Add the above liquid mixture and let it boil.
7. When it just starts boiling, add the powder and Orange juice... Let it boil for 2 mins..
8. Garnish with corriander leaves. Enjoy with Plain rice..


Suchi said...

bale bale !! tumba ruchi agethe

Keep up the spiciness !
Can I have your contact number pls, if you are willing to do catering.

-Khazana Badshah !

Ramki said...


Am blogging your Rasam as a model recipe in the 1001 Rasam cookbook at
Thanks for the recipe.

Sujatha said...

Sure. thanks for picking my recipe!

Vij said...

Wow!lovely looking rasam... thats another interesting rasam version...i will try this too girl! Thanks for leading me to this link!

Pavithra said...

Hi just went through ur recipe to my surprise i saw this and i too make same with slight variation and make same like pineapple also... Good colour and nice clicks.. u have wonderful recipes