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May 24, 2011

Uppu Saaru / Bittergourd Rasam Recipe

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I learnt this delicious kuzhambu /rasam from my MIL.Just like Kazhani kuzhambu , this is also an easy , unique recipe.I usually make pitlai with BG.But this is something different in taste and the procedure.Here comes the recipe with the picture..
uppu saaru

INGREDIENTS 
  • Bittergourd - 1 no (medium size)
  • Tamarind - Small gooseberry size
  • Salt & water - As needed
To roast & grind :
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Toor dal - 1.5 tsp
  • Channa dal- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly - 4 -5 nos
  • Grated Coconut - 1 tbsp
To temper :
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
METHOD 
  • Slice cut Bittergourd with 1 inch thickness.
  • In a pressure cooker , take the bittergourd slices and cook till 1 whistle.
  • Take a tsp of oil in a kadai and roast the ingredients given above. Powder it coarsely and set aside.
  • In the  kadai , heat oil and temper the items given under "to temper". Now add the tamarind extract , salt , hing and curry leaves.
  • Add the cooked bittergourd pieces and allow it to boil for sometime.
  • Now mix the coarsely ground powder and boil for 5 mins.
  • The mixture should be watery in consistency.
  • Finally garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with plain rice & papad.
 uppu saaru 1


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34 comments :

VineelaSiva said...

Bitter gourd rasam its very new to me.

Raks said...

Totally new to me,not a big fan of bitter gourd though!

Chitra said...

Thnx for the quick comments dearies :)

Torviewtoronto said...

wonderully done and presented delicious

Unknown said...

Thanks for listing benefits of bitter gourd. We need to be reminded of this from time to time as we usually not eat due to bitterness.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Sounds interesting and inviting,

Plateful said...

I've come across different versions of rasam but never with bitter gourd -- intriguing!

Vimitha Durai said...

Bittergourd in rasam... A different recipe to me... But ur pic tempts me to make it...

Sunanda said...

Rasam looks inviting..Its very nice to know about nutritional facts..

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Priya Suresh said...

Completely different and new rasam for me, cant wait to try..

Kalyani said...

its a new one to me ....... delicious and lovely pictures.......

Swathi said...

Bottle gourd rasam looks perfect.

divya said...

Wow looks delicious and very tempting.

Sravs said...

very new to me !! looks so wonderful and interesting recipe !!

Shylaja said...

New recipe.A healthy rasam
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Unknown said...

interesting and I think I will love this..

Indian Khana said...

New for me and looks very interesting ..

Unknown said...

Nice flavourful rasam

CinnamonNChillies said...

wow...rasam looks delish!! Love the kitchen clinic section!!

Nandinis food said...

A very different rasam...Will try one day...

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds interesting and new to me....
looks healthy and delicious :)

chef and her kitchen said...

bitter gourd in rasam sounds nice..never tried..:)

lata raja said...

Now I am trying this as early as possible... I have good bittergourds from the green grocer's visit yesterday! I am already loving the recipe.Just waiting to try!

Prathima Rao said...

Sure to try this delicious & healthy rasam!!! Very informative post ;)
Prathima Rao
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Jeyashris Kitchen said...

very different and uniquerecipe. sounds very flavourful

Unknown said...

Very healthy recipe Chitra,I will make bitter gourd often.sure will try it...

Reva said...

This is a whole new way of preparing bittergourd... thanks for sharing:)
Reva

Panchpakwan said...

This is so unique recipe..new to me..sound delicious..

sonaramji said...

just a new receipe. thanks for your painstaking effort to write all details.

Cynthia said...

Oh gosh girl, I am hungry for this!

Kalyani said...

very new recipe to me ... looks delicious ....... glad to follow u ....

Myvegfare said...

I make something like this, but I have not used bitter gourd in it, will try it next time

Unknown said...

Love this idea of using pavakkai in rasam. I make pitla with it usually too! Will definitely try this recipe:-)

Bitter Melon and Diabetes said...

lovely food... very tempting!!! i will make this one... thanks for sharing your recipe