Thursday, December 31, 2020

DAKSHIN HOTPOT / RASAM HOTPOT



This month in our group, "Shhhhhh Cooking Secretly"  the theme that was chosen is HOT POT  as it is winter season and a perfect time to relish steaming hot dishes. This reminded me of the Oriental dish Steam Boat. On the same lines I thought why not create an Indian dish and I made Dakshin Hotpot. 

What is Steam Boat ?

A small gas or electric stove is put in the middle of the dining table with a pot of chicken stock with herbs. Some raw meats , sea food and vegetable pieces are kept in a platter. These are cooked as desired by the diners and relished in bowls. 

How I made Dakshin Hotpot ?

With Indian dishes which require elaborate cooking process it had to be pre-cooked and the assembling was done on the table. I chose South Indian items like rasam, cocktail vadas, mixed vegetable poriyal and rice. Enjoyed them in a bowl topped with some fried noodles for crunchiness.

Rice:


Cook the rice, drain it and set aside.






Rasam:

Soak about 1/4 cup of toor dal and pressure cook it. 
Heat oil and add the tempering of asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and red chillies.
Add the mashed dal and tamarind extract. You may add a small tomato as well.
Boil it adding salt, turmeric powder and rasam powder. 
Garnish with coriander leaves and rasam is ready. 

You can see the detailed Rasam recipe - HERE

Cocktail Vadas:

Soak about 1/2 cup of  Urad dal for 2-3 hours.
Grind in without adding water. 
Mix salt to taste and a pinch of baking powder.
You can add little chopped onion, green chillies and coriander leaves if you like or just make them plain.
Heat oil and drop tiny fritters with a spoon or hand.
Fry until done and remove on a kitchen tissue.


You can see the detailed Cocktail Vadas recipe - HERE

Mixed Vegetable Poriyal:


You can choose any vegetables of your choice.
Cut them into small pieces and parboil them with salt.
Heat little oil and add the tempering ingredients. ( asafoetida, mustard seeds, Curry leaves, dry red chilli pieces) 
Add the vegetables and stir them together. You can season them with spice powders / podi / sambar powder or rasam powder if you like. 
Sprinkle some grated coconut finally and give a nice stir. 


 
You can see the detailed recipe of Mixed Vegetable Poriyal - HERE 

Fried Noodles for topping:


You can fry the noodles to a crispy texture or even used fried appalams (pappadums) or vadams. Crumble them and add on top just before serving.





To Assemble the Rasam Hotpot / Dakshin Hotpot:



Pour 3-4 ladles of rasam in a soup bowl or any deep plate
Spoon in some rice and poriyal.
Add few cocktail vadas.
Crumble the fried noodles or appalams and serve immediately.

About the Group:



Shhhhh Cooking Secretly is a monthly challenge in a facebook group where we are paired with a different partner every month. Two secret ingredients are  chosen by each partner for the other one and we prepare any dish with those ingredients based on the selected theme of the month. This month's theme Hotpot was Priya Iyer's idea. Check out her Moong dal Khichdi with Kale, a very innovative combo.
My partner was Preethi Prasad who gave me Toor Dal and Curry Leaves as my secret ingredients and I made Dakshin Hotpot using them. She made a very tasty street food Masala Pav using the 2 secret ingredients that I chose for her, Raw banana and Salt.

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30 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea. I have never heard of steamboat but all the recipes sounds like they combine so well. I cant wait to try it!

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    1. It is more Popular in Singapore. I had it in Brazil too.

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  2. Floored !! You have just elevated the basic south indian regular meal to a fantastic gourmet experience. Loved every element of the post ...

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  3. the idea of mix n matchign the ingredents is such a great idea.. the rasam looks smashing too !

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  4. Dakshin hotpot sounds fabulous. This is so flavourful and Delish. A perfect meal in itself . Absolutely irresistible.

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  5. All this are my favorite and its work to make it but final dish is so awesome and tasty.

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    1. True Linsy, little bit of extra work but it was worth it.

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  6. What a fabulous idea! I would never have thought of a hot-pot using South Indian elements. It does look very delicious and super comforting. Very well executed dish!

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    1. Thanks for liking the idea Priya. Do try it out sometime.

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  7. A totally different take on rasam with rice and the mini vada. What a delightful way to enjoy the basic South Indian dishes all put together into one hot pot. Awesome idea Shobha.

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    1. Thanks for liking the idea Mayuri. I am a great fan of South Indian Food.

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  8. This sounds like a very interesting and innovation dish even though it is made with the South Indian dishes put together. I have never heard about the Dakshin Hotpot or Steam boat before. This is a perfect food for winters.

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    1. Thanks for liking Anu. Dakshin Hotpot is the name I have given to this dish. The original one is called Steam Boat or Hotpot

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  9. Such a delightful South Indian platter of rasam, rice , poriyal and vadas all served in one Hot Pot !

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  10. Wow such a interesting recipe it is, never heard about steam boat or Hotpot. You gave South Indian food a new look, i am going to try this soon,loved it.

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    1. Thanks dear. Glad you liked it and are going to give it a try.

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  11. What an idea madamji, you have certainly make the regular meal a yum sounding and tasting meal. Love the idea must try it out.

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  12. Dakshin Hotpot like the name and the creativity that you have put here. Looks good and I can never say no to wadas.

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    1. Thanks Jayashree .. and I can never say no to any South Indian dish

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  13. Interesting concept and specially doing with Indian dishes is an art. Liked how you came up with this idea.

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  14. What a fabulous idea to enjoy hot hearty meal.... everything here is a favorite.. wonderful share

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  15. What an innovative way to serve and enjoy these South Indian dishes. I love the way they have all been served to resemble hot pot meals. Reminds of the Laksa curry where people add different vegetables and sauces to the basic dish.

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    1. Yes Mina, Laksa is such a spicy and tasty dish too.

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