Monday, July 11, 2016


Rasam can be classified as a South Indian soup.. It is usually served with plain rice but you can just relish a bowlful of hot rasam specially on a rainy day. In South Indian homes it is made every day with a different flavours like garlic, shallots, ginger, tomato, pineapple etc etc.... Today I have tried out with apple.The taste is really unique. 

Cooked toor dal ... 2-3 tbsps
Apple  .............  1 (peel and cut into small pieces)
Rasam powder .... 1 tsp
Tomatoes ............. 1
Coriander leaves .. 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Salt ............. to taste
Sugar ......... 1/2 tsp or a small piece of jaggery (optional)
Tamarind .. soak lemon sized piece in a small bowl of water

Mustard seeds .. 1 tsp
Asafoetida ..... a pinch
Dry red chillies .. 1-2
Curry leaves ..... 1 sprig
Oil ....... 1 tbsp

1. Peel and cut the apple into small pieces. Cook about 1/4 cup of it along with toor dal. 
2. Heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients.
3. When they crackle, add the crushed garlic and saute until it is fried.
4. Now add the tamarind water and the toor dal cooked with apple.
5. Tip in the chopped tomatoes and handful of apple pieces.
6. Season with salt, sugar, rasam powder and turmeric powder.
7. Allow the rasam to simmer for 4-5 minutes.
8. Add the coriander leaves. and remove from the gas.

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  1. another recipe got make over with apple...loved it

  2. I bet the flavours here go so well with the apple.

  3. I was just thinking yesterday that I need to do more with apples! Think I will try this soon. It's beginning to cool off here with our monsoons and the idea of soup is appealling.

    1. This is a perfect dish for a cold day Rosana.. make and enjoy !


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