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Feb 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...

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Lovely rasam !! looks wonderful !!

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

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

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

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

  12. very innovative rasam!thanks for sharing!

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

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  14. looks fantastic, love rasam with rice & ghee

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

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

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

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

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

  20. Flavorful rasam :) Lovely clicks too :)

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


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