Drumstick Rasam is a sour fragrant and refreshing broth which is very popular in India. It is usually served on Sadhya.

Rasam is a sour fragrant and refreshing broth which is very popular in India.

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Drumstick Rasam is a sour fragrant and refreshing broth which is very popular in India. It is usually served on Sadhya ( Erissery, Avial, Pachadi) a feast which is served in a banana leaf and relished best with out the use of cutlery, accompanying over 30 vegetarian dishes.



 

Rasam is a sour fragrant and refreshing broth which is very popular in India.

In the modern restaurants  drumstick rasam is served as a tangy, spiced soup. Its main ingredients are tamarind and tomatoes. Their flavours can vary from tomato, apple, mint, cumin, plum, lemon, pepper, drumstick, pineapple, ginger, beetroot and much more. Give it all a try. Lets tantalize our taste buds!! 

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Rasam is a sour fragrant and refreshing broth which is very popular in India.

Ingredients for  drumstick Rasam Powder Recipe

  • Cumin seeds- 2 1/2 teaspoons
  • Coriander seeds – 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black peppercorns- 2 teaspoons
  • Whole dry red chilli- 5
  • Oil 1 teaspoon
  • Split pigeon pea – 1/3 cup
  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves- 2 sprigs

Method

  1. Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, black peppercorns and whole dry red chillies. Set aside to cool.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the dal till red. Set aside to cool. Grind the roasted ingredients with asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.
  3. Cool and store in containers.

Instructions to prepare drumstick rasam.

Ingredients

  • Tamarind – about a small lemon size
  • Tomato – 2 not
  • Drumsticks – 1 piece, cut into finger length sizes
  • Garlic – 4-5 cloves (chopped)
  • Oil, 2 teaspoons
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoons
  • Dry red chillies – 2 nos (optional)
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder –  1/4 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida, a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro leaves, to garnish

Method

  1. Soak tamarind in a cup of warm water and extract the pulp.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan, add mustard seeds and when they crack, add the chopped garlic, curry leaves and red chillies fry for few minutes.
  3. Then add the chopped tomatoes, cook till it turns soft. Then add asafoetida, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, pepper and cumin powder mix well, add some water (about 1/4 cup) and cook with drumsticks until drumsticks are tender.
  4. Now add the tamarind extract and required water to get the right consistency, salt to taste, mix well.
  5. Let it cook for few minutes in medium heat with two tablespoon of rasam powder. 
  6. Take out the pulp from the drumsticks and add to rasam.
  7. Garnish with tamarind and olive bread stick and serve.

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Rasam is a sour fragrant and refreshing broth which is very popular in India.

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Drumstick rasam with olive and tamarind bread stick.

Drumstick Rasam is a sour fragrant and refreshing broth which is very popular in India. It is usually served on Sadhya.
Course Soup
Cuisine Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword Drumstick rasam
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 253kcal
Author Sumith Babu
Cost £ 5

Ingredients

Ingredients for rasam powder

  • 2 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 5 whole dry red chilli
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/3 cup split pigeon pea
  • 1/2 asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves

Ingredients for preparing drumstick rasam

  • tamarind (lemon sized)
  • 2 nos tomato (roughly chopped)
  • 1 drumsticks (cut into finger length sizes)
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dry red chilli
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • a pinch asafoetida
  • salt (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)

Instructions

Method for making rasam powder

  • Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, black peppercorns and whole dry red chillies. Set aside to cool.


  • Heat oil in a pan and sauté the dal till red. Set aside to cool. Grind the roasted ingredients with asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.


  • Cool and store in containers.


Method to prepare drumstick rasam

  • Soak tamarind in a cup of warm water and extract the pulp.


  • Heat oil in a sauce pan, add mustard seeds and when they crack, add the chopped garlic, curry leaves and red chillies fry for few minutes.


  • Then add the chopped tomatoes, cook till it turns soft. Then add asafoetida, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, pepper and cumin powder mix well, add some water (about 1/4 cup) and cook with drumsticks until drumsticks are tender.


  • Now add the tamarind extract and required water to get the right consistency, salt to taste, mix well.


  • Let it cook for few minutes in medium heat with two table spoon of rasam powder. 


  • Take out the pulp from the drumsticks and add to rasam.



  • Garnish with tamarind and olive bread stick and serve.


Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1014IU | Vitamin C: 144mg | Vitamin E: 3mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg
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