March 05, 2010

Granny Apple Rasam

Rasam is a common South Indian dish. It can also be called as Indian tamarind soup.Its generally served with rice and finds a spot in traditional South Indian meals. Rasam is usually made with tomatoes, tamarind, peppercorns but I wanted to try something different.I remember my grandma using apple. Incidentally I had few Granny smith apples at home,which I wanted to make use of.
The rasam powder can be made in advance and saved or made at the time of preparing rasam or could be bought ready made from the store.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 20mins

2 garlic cloves,crushed
1 tomato,cut into 4 pieces
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup thinly sliced granny smith apple
1 lime size tamerind,soaked in water and made into paste
3 cups(approx) water
1 tbsp rasam powder

For tempering:
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
A pinch asafoetida
2 garlics,crushed
3 strands coriander leaves finely chopped


1.Add tomatoes,garlic,turmeric powder to water and bring it to boil.Cook till tomatoes are boiled and add the sliced apples.
2.Add tamarind,salt and rasam powder.Bring it to a boil.
3.Garnish with coriander leaves and turn off the heat.
4.For tempering,take another small pan and add oil.Once the oil is hot,add mustard seeds.When they start popping, add curry leaves, asafortida. Pour this seasoning over rasam and serve hot.

VARIATION:Rasam is best had when you have sore throat or runny nose. Especially by adding 2-3 tsp of pepper powder will work the magic.

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Nithya said...

WOW.. apple rasam is yummm :) Will try out for sure :)

Subhashini said...

Me first time in your blog.nice collections.I saw your apple rasam .Why dont you send this for Nithu's on going event.This the link

Pedhakka said...

Thanks Subhashini,
Yup I posted it !!!

Padhu said...

Apple rasam is so unique.Very innovative .