Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Onion Rasam / Vengaya Rasam


        Day 6 of Blogging Marathon under the theme"Rasam" and today's rasam is another simple yet tasty rasam with pearl onions/sambar onions or in tamil - Chinna Vengaya Rasam. I already posted Bottlegourd Onion Rasam and this onion rasam is little different from that. For this rasam i used both cumin-pepper and also rasam powder. To make it bit healthy i also added little Tuvar dal. Overall this is a very filling and delicious rasam. Adjust pepper to your taste. I made this rasam little thinner in consistency, adjust to your taste n desired consistency. Thinner or thicker both way this rasam tastes awesome. The recipe as follows...


Ingredients
  1. Tuvar Dal    1 fistfull
  2. Pearl Onions   8-10no.s (peeled n chopped)
  3. Tomato   1 large (chopped n mashed)
  4. Tamarind   1 tsp(diluted in 1/2 cup of water)
  5. Cumin seeds/ Jeeragam    1 and 1/2 tsp
  6. Pepper corns / Milagu     1tsp
  7. Garlic   2cloves
  8. Rasam powder    1-2 tsp
  9. Salt    to taste
  10. Turmeric powder    1/8 tsp
  11. Oil / ghee     2 tsp
  12. Mustard seeds     1/2 tsp
  13. Curry leaves    1 sprig
  14. Dry red chilli    3 no.s
  15. Hing    1/4 tsp

Method
  • Ina pressure cooker,add tuvar dal 2 cups of water , turmeric powder and pressure cook to 3 whistles and once done, mash dal lightly and keep aside until use.
  • Take a blender, add cumin-pepper-garlic and grind coarsely and keep ready.
  • Keep mashed tomato n tamarind ready.
  • Heat oil in a skillet, add mustard seeds n wait till it pop.
  • Then add hing powder,dry red chilli,curry leaves and fry well and then add onions and saute it for 1-2 minutes.
  1. After that add, tamarind water,cooked dal,mashed tomato, enough water,salt n rasam powder.
  2. Give a nice stir and sprinkle a pinch of turmeric powder and cook covered in medium heat until rasam turns frothy n boil.
  • Once it starts boiling turn off the stove and add cilantro leaves and again close it and leave it set for few more minutes.
  • That's it...Tasty n Falvorful   Onion Rasam ready.

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31 comments:

  1. I love lots of onion and garlic in my rasam!...love it!

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  2. I could need some of that rasam right now to get rid of my cold and throat pain. Looks lipsmacking!

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    1. Oops...so sad to hear, take care n get well soon!!

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  3. This is very new,rasam with onions, the clicks are so good, can see through the transparent layer of the rasam..

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  4. hot n spicy rasam looks awesoem..

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  5. Different rasam and I like the onions arranged like a flower :)

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  6. beautiful presentation! specially the onions and toor dal pic is eye catching!

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  7. Rasam looks so tasty and tangy. Wonderful preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. rasam looks simply delicious.....will definitely try this out...thnx for sharing :-)

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  9. Lovely rasam !! looks wonderful !!

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  10. Oh how do u know these many varieties of rasam... Comfort meal

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  11. Never ever heard of vengaya rasam! Hmm.. I wonder how that tastes? sure looks good!

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  12. Lovely recipe and click..
    It was great running the Marathon with you..
    Now following your blog..
    Happy Blogging & Best Wishes

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    1. Thank you so much dear, happy to be your follower too...

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  13. very innovative rasam!thanks for sharing!

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  14. nice to see so many rasams dear..this too looks delicious..:)

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  15. looks fantastic, love rasam with rice & ghee

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  16. wow sangeetha your pictures really come out live..very beautiful taken..as I was thinking on the first group.I had my colleague making this..must try it sometime..

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  17. sounds very nice, we too make but a different version , this sounds great!

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  18. Never had this rasam..sounds good Sangee.

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  19. so many varieties of rasam....great dear

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  20. super!!..delicious!!!..lovely clicks and mouthwatering rasam:)

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  21. Flavorful rasam :) Lovely clicks too :)

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  22. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  23. The rasam looks lovely. I have never used onions in rasam, will try it now!

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