29th September 2005, 06:43 AM
Rasams- the tongue ticklers !
This rasam will earn a lot of appreciation for you - so good it is !
Finely chopped pineapple ¼ cup
Green chillies 2
Cooked tur dhal 2 tbsp
Rasam powder 2 tsp
Hing powder 1 tsp
Lime juice 2-3 tsp
Salt,haldi, curry leaves,coriander leaves
Ghee 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Extra chopped pineapple pieces
Cook together chopped tomatoes, pineapple pieces,ginger.a few coriander leaves & curry leaves with ½ cup water till soft & pass through a blender.
To this add slit green chillies, rasam powder, salt, haldi , hing & the cooked tur dhal mixed with 3 cups water.
Cook this in a vessel in the pressurepan for 1 whistle.
Cool ,open & add lime juice.
If you like add a little syrup from the pineapple.
Instead of adding lime juice 1 tsp tamarind paste can be added in the first stage of cooking.
Serve topped with finely chopped coriander leaves & pineapple pieces.
If you have only fresh pineapple , chop them , add sugar to taste , ½ cup water , put in the pressure pan & cook for 1 whistle. You get pineapple in syrup.
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Last edited by Chitvish; 13th January 2009 at 07:54 PM.
3rd October 2005, 10:56 AM
that's something new...
My daughter loves RASAM and I was actually looking for some new recipe for RASAM.
I just read ur Pineapple Rasam and I know for sure its gonna be tasty.
will let uknow as soon as I try it out..
7th October 2005, 04:33 PM
Rasam Without Tamarind & Dhal !
This rasam is prepared without tamarind & dhal.
Hence it can be prepared in 15 mts with a freshly ground powder & has an excellent flavour.
Tomatoes 2-3 (chopped )
Salt, haldi, curry leaves, coriander leaves
Water 2 cups
Fry in ¼ tsp ghee & powder
Tur dhal ½ tsp
Udad dhal ½ tsp
Dhania 1 tsp
Red chilli 1-2
Pepper ¼ tsp
Jeera ½ sp
Copra powder 1 tsp
Hing powder ½ tsp.
Mix all ingredients in a small pressure pan & cook for one whistle.
If you do not have copra powder, just keep 1 tsp fresh coconut in a small plate in
the microwave & micro medium for 3-4 mts till it is crisp. This has a fresh taste as well.
Tomatoes & red chillies can be adjusted to suit individual preferences.
Temper in 1/2 tsp ghee with mustard seeds , jeera & 1/2 tsp 3 in 1 powder.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
9th October 2005, 09:39 AM
Bean Soup - Packed with Protein.
Rajma Beans - 1 cup
Onions , chopped - 2
Tomatoes , chopped - 4 medium
Garlic , chopped - 2 pcs
Red chilli powder , salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Wash & soak rajma for 10-12 hrs.
Heat oil in a pressure pan , fry onion , garlic & tomatoes in order , adding the next when the previous one is well fried. Add the soaked beans.
Add chilli powder & salt & again fry for a mte .
Now add 1 litre of water , close the cooker & put the weight .
When the first whistle comes , lower the flame & cook for 30 mts.
Cool , open & blend.
There is no need to strain .
You can add more water , if you prefer a less thick consistency.
Add lemon juice ( optional ).
Serve topped with coriander leaves & grated cheese.
Last edited by Induslady; 16th February 2006 at 10:27 PM.
19th October 2005, 10:33 AM
pineapple rasam was tooooooooooooooo goood..
How do I thank u Chitra???
The Pineapple rasam was fantastic.. - I had garnished the rasam with pineapple pieces and every time u bite on them, it gives such a beautiful taste - little sweet, little sour, little spicy (with addition of rasam powder), its a beautiful blend of diff tastes and thank u so much for sharing this recipe.
I used the readymade rasam powder - would like to try with fresh, home-made powder the next time....
My next preparation would be - PROJECT " VATHA KUZHAMBU & SAMBAR SERVED WITH IDLIS....."
19th October 2005, 10:46 AM
Dear Meena, Thankyou for the feedback. Your words literally patted me on my back!
22nd October 2005, 06:29 PM
Lemon Rasam - Drink it like Soup!
Tomatoes (chopped ) 2-3
Green chillies 2-3
Cooked tur dhal 2 tbsp
Lime juice 1 tbsp
Salt, haldi hing
Lightly dry roast & powder
Dhania 1 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Pepper ½ tsp
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Dilute tur dhal with water & make it up to required quantity of rasam
Crush ginger & green chillies well & add along with chopped tomatoes.
Add salt, haldi & hing powder.
Put the vessel inside a pressure pan , keep the weight & cook for just one whistle.
Cool the cooker, open .
Temper in 1 tsp ghee with ½ tsp mustard seeds & the prepared powder & add chopped coriander leaves.
After cooling add lime juice.
You can omit tomatoes & make plain lemon rasam.
You can add 2-3 garlic crushed , while tempering.along with the prepared powder.
22nd October 2005, 07:59 PM
Chitraji....Made the pineapple rasam. Needless to say it tasted great and was very much appreciated by the entire family as most of us are suffering from colds and soar throats!! So the rasam was great solace:)
22nd October 2005, 08:01 PM
Dear Kamla, Thanks for the feedback. Lemon rasam is posted today!
Love & regards,
27th October 2005, 12:06 AM
Made Pineapple rasam, it was really tasty. I just had my lunch and I if I didnt post the feedback I will feel guilty!! Wonderful receipe!! thanks as always for sharing !!
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