Monday, November 23, 2009

Orange rasam

The clementine oranges which were too sour were put to best use here.An avid lover of lemon rasam, thought i would give it a try and also finally get rid of the nerve pulling sensations this fruit gave me ,every time i had one plus encountered a taste which i simply relished. The taste was fabulous and it is going to be a regular on my table no doubt. The only thing to be noted about it is; it should be eaten fresh and not chilled and heated up. The taste changes when you do that. It is light and flavorful enough to substitute a soup. Vadams are a good combination with this rasam. The method to go about is pretty much the same as the regular rasam but at the end you need to add this generous amount of orange juice to make it a real orange rasam (not colour). And yeah the oranges really need to be sour!


2 tablespoons mashed thurdhal(cooked)
1 tomato(pulped)
1and 1/2 tsp rasam powder(acc to spice level )
juice of 2 oranges
Ghee 1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon jeera
1/2teaspoon hing
1 tbl spoon cilantro chopped
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
salt to taste


Mix about 4 cups of water with the tomato pulp and mashed dhal, adding the turmeric powder boil it till raw smell goes and then add the rasam powder and once it boils add salt and season it with ghee,mustard, jeera and hing .Add the orange juice and garnish with cilantro.


  1. Orange rasam sounds different and interesting...must be very flavorful :)

  2. Wow....superb idea!!...rasam with orange?...looks so yummy!!...must try this!...glad to follow u!

  3. woww!!!RASAM With orange?
    Thanks alot for sharing this recipe

  4. Different Idea. Cool.......

    It looks like a soup, wish to taste it(slurp)

  5. very interesting and quiet a nice idea ...loved ur version of rasam too

  6. nice idea.oranges in rasam!! sure will taste yummy

  7. Hallo vijichandru...i knew of orange and pineapple rasam...but your precautions and tips are helpful (like not boiling the rasam after the juice has been added)...I am making it for my wife and sister just now..Thanks...

  8. Orange rasam has unique flavour...I made them few years back, from a cookbook recipe, only I enjoyed it.:)

  9. This is very unique .I make lemon rasam the same way but nevet thought It could be made with orange .. Beautiful click

  10. Very interesting. I have never tried an orange rasam, this sure sounds exciting


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