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July 30, 2009

Energy Rasam - Moong Dal Rasam

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I took this recipe from Aval Vikatan magazine under “Paati vaithiyam” section.We (Me & My MIL )call this rasam as ‘Energy Rasam’ .We have this rasam whenever we suffer from fever,cold,mouth and stomach ulcers.U can also have this rasam after recovering from jeopardizing diseases like small pox,chikunguniyaa,typhoid etc.This regains the lost strength to our body..It helps to improve the loss of appetite .The moong dal used here has got the tendency to cure stomach and mouth ulcers and the ginger induces hunger..Jeera/Cumin seeds is good for digestion..Overall it makes our body to work efficientlyThumbs-up

Very easy to prepare and tastes like Ven Pongal (Kaara pongal) when  mixed with plain rice and ghee..

Ingredients
  • Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Tomato  - 2 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch size (finely chopped)
  • Jeera / Cumin seeds – 1 –2 tsp
  • Lemon – Half
  • Pepper Powder– 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt and water - Required
To temper
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafetida/Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves – to garnish
Method:
  • Heat a kadai and dry roast 2 tsp of jeera and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Pressure cook moong dal along with finely chopped ginger,tomatoes and salt for 1-2 whistles and mash it with a ladle.Add the jeera powder.
  • Now heat a kadai with 1 tsp of ghee and season with mustard and cumin seeds.Add 1/4 tsp of hing,curry leaves.
  • Add this seasoning to the dal mixture and let it boil for sometime.
  • Remove from fire and add the lemon juice(fire off!!).
  • Mix it well and garnish with coriander leaves.

NOTE:If u want it to have spicy,u can add black pepper powder ..But we don’t need it ...I dint have coriander leaves to garnish..
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YUMMY ,HEALTHY ENERGY RASAM IS READY TO SERVE HOT WITH PLAIN RICE AND A DOLLOP OF GHEE. 


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27 comments :

Raks said...

Super! I love that picture,bright and vibrant! I know how this rasam helped the whole family to gain ur energy when u all were down,really good!!

Thanks for trying out aloo methi :)

Chitra said...

Thanks raji for ur sweet comments:)

Anonymous said...

Sounds very soothing and comforting - thanks for sharing this!

chef and her kitchen said...

I had this for lunch today dear..looks yummy

eshoboshoaahare.blogspot.in said...

Hmm....really the Healthy One...
And for your creativity... one award from my side ... plz accept this one from my blog...

Vani said...

Like the 'energy rasam' name :)

Unknown said...

Looks lovely, never tried rasam with Mung Dal.

Parita said...

Looks sooo good, love the name "Energy Rasam" :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

very nice one...

Sree vidya said...

hey Chitra,
Did you not check your previous post's comments?
I have nominated you for kreative blogger award.
Check the details here.
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kittymatti said...

wow! Looks so nice and sounds interestin!

Nithya Praveen said...

Rasam using moong dal...wow thats totally new to me....yummy one:)

Deepthi Shankar said...

never made rasam with moong dal .. nice name

Suparna said...

hey Chitra :)
Rasam with dal in it wow love it for a variety when we need a change from the usual dal and rasam :) wonderful comfort food :)
TC

Chitra said...

Thanku all dearies..thanks pinky and sree vidya for the award..will write in my next post :)Thanks a ton buddies..I was really moved :)

Poornima Nair said...

The name is so apt. Rasam is so comforting...great recipe.

Mangala Bhat said...

Hey Chitra ..Great recipe and pic ! looking too good

Pooja said...

Lovely rasam! Comforting dish!

Divya Kudua said...

Energy rasam...yumm..love the clicks.Looks tempting:)

Rekha shoban said...

hi chitra...rasam is very important for our menu..it fulfill the lunch. really gud and yummy!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Lovely energy rasam. Looks so yummy and tempting.

Unknown said...

Cute name "energy rasam" and I really loved the ingredients and sound of this one, plan to try this soon !

Ashwini said...

this recipe is new tome.. never anything like this.. good one!!!

I have a award waiting for u in my blog!!!

Sumi said...

rasam with moong dhal is a new recipe to me..good one for my toddler who demands something new each day...

Anonymous said...

Thank u for stopping by simplydelicious...
luv this type of recipes...wil try this for sure.tnx for sharing dear

VishnuPriya said...

Hi tried your rasam...but i would say it was more like "parupu" for us..either way, I loved the health point of it and tasted good too..:)

Chitra said...

Hi vishnupriya , thanks for trying and iam glad u liked it. Yes , it tastes more like dal tadka...It gives a flavor of ven pongal too... :)