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February 11, 2009

PuliSaaru Recipe / Vendhaya Rasam - Fenugreek Onion Rasam

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Rasam recipe

This saaru( a kind of rasam) tastes excellent with plain rice.When i was pregnant , during the first three months,i didn’t like to eat sambar/vatha kuzhambu etc(u all know our taste changes during pregnancy) .On those days, My Mom-in-law used to prepare this for me.I used to have this rasam mixed with plain rice as my food all the time ;)This is my favorite.Very easy to prepare.When u run short of time to prepare lunch,u can do this saaru/Rasam quickly.We call this as "Vendhaya rasam".It tastes different from our usual rasam recipe as i have added onions in this.

Ingredients 
  • Tamarind – Small gooseberry size (soak in warm water)
  • Big onion – 1 no(finely chopped)
  • Green chilly – 4 nos (slit cut)
  • Tomato – 1 no (chopped)
  • Salt – to taste
To temper
  • Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
  • Methi seeds/fenugreek – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1/4 tsp
  • Toor dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Asafetida/hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish
Method:
  • Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice from it.
  • Heat a kadai with oil and add methi seeds first.when it starts to pop,add mustard seeds,urad dal,toor dal ,a pinch of asafetida and curry leaves one by one in the same order.
  • Now add the chopped onions and saute till they are transparent.
  • Now add the tomato,saute and cook for 1 min.Add the tamarind extract with required salt and water.
  • Add the remaining hing and boil it for 2-3 mins.
  • After removing from fire,add 1/4 cup of water to it.
  • Finally,garnish with coriander leaves..
Mix with plain rice and enjoy ur day with Puli saaru!!





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35 comments :

Dershana said...

isn't this very similar to rasam except for the onions? sounds real tangy and yummy! u're lucky that you could even think of eating those 3 months ;-)i couldnt!

Anonymous said...

Looks healthy and delicious!

Nazarina A said...

I would love a bowl of your rasam! It would warm me up in this snowy weather

Tangled Noodle said...

I love having brothy dishes like this with rice - looks wonderful!

Unknown said...

Very unique rasam with methi seeds and onions in it...sounds delicious:-)

Poornima Nair said...

That looks so inviting...i just love rasam...love to drink it hot...adding methi is new...

Myvegfare said...

I make Goddu saaru minus methi seeds,onions,urad dal & toor dal, this rasam seems different, must give it a try when u want to cook something fast....looks delicious, methi seeds must be giving a wonderful flavour to it i think!!

Unknown said...

i would love to have this as a soup rather than with my rice..nice recipe..

gtyuk said...

looks delicious; never tried with onions, this is new!

Srikitchen said...

onion in rasam? its very unique!

Finla said...

Rasom with plain rice is one of my comfort food.
Your rasam looks yumm.

Anonymous said...

looks delicious....onion in rasam? its very unique, never tried, will try this time....

Cham said...

Looks almost like soup! Tangy rasam and papad lovely confort food for me :)

Manju said...

interesting..looks like rasam..but different also..with the onion in it..looks good..

Andhra Flavors said...

very intresting rasam. I am not able to use fenugreek because my huby hate it. so I want show your post to my husband.

Selba said...

This must be delicious especially because of the tamarind :)

Nithya Praveen said...

Never thot abt using Onions in Rasam...this is different.The best bit of ur blog which i enjoy reading is the Kitchen Clinic...good one chitra:)

Divya Kudua said...

Hmm..Puli saaru looks delectable,I guess its quite similar to good ol' pepper rasam isn't it,I'm sure it would be a treat with plain rice and a drizzling of home-made ghee..love your kitchen clinic too..great write up!!

Chitra said...

Thanku all for ur motivating comments:)
Thanks divya..it tastes different than pepper rasam..just give it a try and leave me a note..will feel happy:)

Unknown said...

Hi Chitra..Im glad I visited your blog..You have a cute blog.Love this rasam.Never tried using onion in rasam..Will try some day..and thanks for visiting my blog,dear..

Ana Powell said...

Hi Chitra
Thanks for stopping by Magic Flavours.
Great Blog you have.
This dish looks very healthy ans delicious for sure x

Vikis Kitchen said...

Different but yummy recipe dear. Eager to have it.

Chitra said...

Thanku madhu,ana & viki:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chitra,

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Thanks, Shobha

Vibaas said...

Onion rasam! Completely new to me. Looks yummy. Will try.

Sum Raj said...

looks healhty and goood to have on cold days..

gtyuk said...

Chitra,

I've got something waiting in my blog for you dear!

Preety said...

i love rasam with steaming hot rice

Uma said...

this is a new kind of rasam. looks mouth-watering.

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Laavanya said...

What an interesting variation of rasam.. your description of it is very tempting.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Onions in rasam! new to me..sounds delicious! nice pic!

Recipeswap said...

Sounds like an interesting differnt kind of rasam.....I love rasams so this is bookmarked!

Priya said...

HI Chitra...can you eat methi seeds while pregnant ? I am getting answers..thanks so much..

Chitra said...

Yes priya, u can eat.. It keeps the body cool & it helps preventing gestational diabetes too :)