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Monday, April 18, 2011

Orange Juice Rasam

I had always thought that creating a food blog meant sharing your own cooking experiments and recipes. What I didn’t know was that doing so opened a whole new world of culinary expertise at your dashboard in the form of similar blogs.

Clicking on one such page led me to this wonderful recipe. Read on to get a taste of this deliciously tangy Orange Juice Rasam, originally posted by NOW SERVING and slightly modified by me.

Fresh orange juice – 1 cup
Water – 3 cups
Dry shredded coconut – 6 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Green chilies – 2 small
Dry red chili – 1 small
Readymade Rasam powder – 1 tsp
Lemon juice – 2 tsp
Cilantro – for garnish

Heat a skillet and roast the red chili, green chilies, cumin seeds, coriander powder, Rasam powder and coconut for a couple of minutes. Blend them into a nice paste using some water in a mixer. Transfer this paste to a cooking vessel, add 3 cups of water and bring to boil. Add salt and pepper, cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, add orange juice and mix well. Squeeze in the lemon juice, garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

Serving suggestions
·         As soup
·         With rice

·         Freshly squeezed orange juice has been used in this recipe but you can very well use the store bought juice.
·         This Rasam can be cooked without the ready-made Rasam powder as the recipe relies more on the freshly grounded seasoning.
·         Using the juice of Moro (blood) oranges enhances the flavor and color of this recipe.

  Interesting fact
·         Other than food, orange is used in a lot of other things like making a perfume, a bug repellant and beauty treatments.

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  1. yum what an interesting twist on the traditional recipe! luv it.

  2. Rasam looks so delicious and very inviting !!
    U have lovely blog !! Happy to follow u !!

  3. Delicious rasam! So healthy and original.
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  4. very new to me.sure it tasted too good.

  5. New way to prepare rasam, looks yummy!

  6. delicious rasam..I know it would b tangy..

  7. Rasam looks simply delicious and comforting..

  8. i had bookmarked this one from Priya Mahadevan too ! nicely done

  9. Nice glass of steaming rasam, this looks so delectable.

  10. You made my day, girl - I am pleased as punch that someone actually tried my recipe out - Please try out more! Great honor and immensely wide smiles -- :) hugs, priya

  11. Lovely and interesting ..looks yummy...

  12. wow.. a very nice tangy twist to a traditional twist..

    new to ur space n so happy to follow u !
    Do visit my blog as time permits ..

  13. Very innovative and healthy. Delicious Rasam