APPLE RASAM




I had bookmarked this rasam recipe a longtime back from Viki's blog. This turned out great. This rasam was kind of soup and both sweet and sour taste. I tweaked Viki’s recipe a little bit and grated the apples and added it to the rasam. I also used very little tamarind since I had used a tart granny smith apple and this added enough sourness to the rasam. The tamarind can be entirely omitted too if needed. This is my version of Viki's apple rasam.


INGREDIENTS:

  1. Green apple or any tart apples,1.
  2. Tamarind, very little, a small gooseberry sized ball. (optional).
  3. Rasam powder (homemade or store bought). 1 teaspoon.
  4. Asafetida, 1 pinch.
  5. Mustard seeds, ½ teaspoon.
  6. Cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon.
  7. Red chilies, 2, (optional).
  8. Garlic, 3 cloves.
  9. Thalipu vadagam, ½ teaspoon, (optional).
  10. Salt as per taste.
  11. Curry leaves and chopped cilantro for garnishing.


PREPARATION:

Soak the tamarind in warm water for 15 minutes and extract thick juice from it. Grate the apples, dice the tomatoes finely, and crush the garlic coarsely. Heat a pot with a teaspoon of oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the cumin seeds, red chilies, and vadagam and fry for a few seconds. Now reduce the flame to low and add the diced tomatoes and crushed garlic and sauté for a few minutes until everything is well blended. Add the grated apples and let it cook for 5-10 minutes until the apples are cooked. Add 3 cups of water, salt, asafetida, and tamarind juice and let it come to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, add the rasam powder, curry leaves, and chopped cilantro. Mix everything just once and switch off the stove. Serve with rice and any spicy side dish.

48 comments:

Rachana Kothari said...

thats a tangy and a fruity rasam:)

simply.food said...

Nice and healtht rasam for the winter.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey,
Rasam looks good. I think I saw a variation of this somewhere quite recently. So how did this turn out? Was it a hit or miss? Do tell. :)

Subhashini said...

Very good idea.Apple rasam. never tried.

Nithu Bala said...

Hey Gita Dear, why don't you send it to my event? I just fell in love with your rasam..

Malar Gandhi said...

Whenever I come across sour tasting fruits, green apple or pineapple, just turn them into rasam...best way to have fruits - atleast once in a while, in a spicy way.

J said...

very healthy and fruity rasam!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow that's a tangy and healthy rasam! I think you should this recipe to Nithu Bala's event.
Deepa

Viki's Kitchen said...

So sweet of you dear to try this rasam. Yours has come out very good. I like your variation very much. A spicy side dish or even a pakoda can make a heavenly dish. Rasam looks yumm....

Abhilash Pillai said...

that was really interesting. Apple in rasam... never heard or had before. Worth a try :)

Kiran said...

Gita very delicious looking Rasam.Got to try.

PALATABLE said...

Great idea by using apple for rasam, looks yummy, thanks for sharing...

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Shri said...

Such a wonderful idea, Gita:)

Nandini said...

You know what, I too made a fruit rasam. But I'm not going to reveal it. Anyway, the rasam is very lovely & must've tasted great!

Uma said...

looks so good Gita! Yum!!

priya said...

innovative and inviting, dear!..looks different

Prathibha said...

never tried apple in rasam...but read in many blogs..,might be one day I will try too...

Suparna said...

Garlic pickle am a fan of this I usually pick the priya pickle ..it's awesome...thanks for the recipe of garlic pickle
Happy cooking
TC

Suparna said...

aiyo paramathma!!!never knew rasam can be made with apples :) :) great!!! I got quite excited looking at the pics :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Interesting one gita,looks very delicious...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Rasam looks healthy and yummy too!!!!!

Reshmi said...

wowww gita..apple rasam look gorgeous...i love to taste it yaar...truely innovative dish...it must be sweet n spicy na...

Sashi said...

Hi Gita, First time here. Apple rasam sounds new and looks delicious !! stop by @ http://sashirecipes.com when u find time.

Padhu said...

Rasan with apple is unique to me Sounds interesting

Akal's Saappadu said...

Rassam looks great Gita!! I love trying out Viki's recipes too!!! this is a nice tasty one with apples!!

Neetz said...

i never apple could be used to make rasam also :)...looks awesome :)

Priya said...

Bet this apple rasam tastes fantastic..Comforting food.

Tina said...

Very unique and interesting...

Jagruti said...

Intresting and tempting rasam...

shanthi said...

Sounds interesting

Fimère said...

une recette que je ne connais pas mais a l'air appétissante
bonne journée

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice one dear,,had this long back....

Vrinda said...

Thats very innvative rasam recipe Dear...looks and sounds gr8...

Deepa G Joshi said...

apple rasam looks nice and comforting..

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Padma said...

Love this rasam... healthy and delicious...

Sarah Naveen said...

healthy and yummy..looks superb!!!

Swapna Sree said...

interesting and innovative rasam..looks yummy...

Gulmohar said...

Cool recipe...I'm seeing many apple recipes for Indian gravies these days..yet to try myself :-)

kothiyavunu said...

Delicious looking Rasam..rasam with apple..great idea..i liked it..will give a try..thanks for sharing!

Siddhi S said...

wow lovely rasam, vl taste good wid apples...tangy n yummy...

Vaishali said...

What a delicious and unusual use of apples. I love the combination-- the sweet-tart apples in a spicy rasam. Yum.

Aparna said...

cool..never tried with apple..sounds gud too

Cham said...

Kind of clear soup, i imagine the sour and sweet taste!

shahana said...

wow awesome apple rasam.Im bookmarking this

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Une soupe avec beaucoup de saveurs.
J'aime beaucoup.

Daisy Blue said...

Nice one dear...must have tasted great with the tangy flavour!!

Aparna S Mallya said...

wow, I have never heard of apple rasam. looks good.

momsnetwork said...

very different and delicious recipe...great idea...
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