Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Onion Rasam

Onion Rasam is slightly different from our usual Paruppu(Dal) Rasam.
I add Onion in most of the dishes. Oneday one of my cousin was commenting saying 'Looks like you will add onion in Rasam too'. In general onion will not be used in rasam.That is the reason for her comment.

Yes !!! I do add Onion in Rasam. This is quick (no cooking of dal) and when we run out of time, this helps. Here it is :)

Small Onion - 5
Garlic pods - 2
Tomato - 1
Vegetable Cube - 1/2
Tamarind - Half of Lime size.
Sambhar Powder - 1 Tsp
Salt - As Required

For Rasam Powder:
Red Chilli - 4
Coriander Seeds - 2 Tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp
Pepper - 1/4 Tsp

For Garnishing:
Coriander leaves - Few
Curry leaves - Few
Mustard Seeds - 1 Tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 Tsp Method:
  1. Dry fry the Rasam Powder ingredients except Cumin Seeds and grind it coarsely along with Cumin Seeds. Keep it aside.
  2. Soak tamarind in water(around 500 ml) for 15 mins and extract the juice and keep it aside.
  3. Chop onion, garlic and tomato.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and fry chopped onion and garlic until golden brown.
  5. Add tamarind juice, sambar powder, tomato, vegetable stock and salt.
  6. Allow it to boil until the tamarind smell disappears and tomato gets cooked.
  7. Now add Rasam powder and simmer for 5 mins.
  8. Heat oil, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  9. Garnish Rasam with the above and fresh Coriander leaves.

Nutritional Fact:

  • Onion, Cumin - Help to fight common cold.
  • Garlic- Help prevent heart disease.


Asha said...

Slurp!! I would be drinking that like a soup.Very nice.Veg stock makes it even yummier!:))

archana said...

Hey it is looking so tasty :)I did not know Knorr also made vegggie cubes.Nice version of rasam. i can drink many cups :)

Vcuisine said...

My mother always use the stock cubes in Rasams. This is different than our regular rasams. Nice one. Viji

SeeC said...

Thanks Asha. Even we love to drink it as such. Yes you are right Vegetable Stock brings in the excellent taste.

Thanks Archana. It is very tasty. You will like it. Most of the shops here have only Knorr (dunno why).

Thanks Viji. I started using Veg Stocks for rasams (all kind), after trying it for the first time. It is yummy.

Veena said...

hey... this rasam is really good... thanks for this one... my hubby loves onions & this rasam is one that we both love!

i have added this recipe to my recipe blog as well with a link to your blog... i hope thats fine with you...