Monday 9 September 2013

Gooseberry Rasam/Nellikkai Rasam

Life is back to routine, kids are back to school and am missing their small fights, their discussion,suddenly the house is so calm and boring now. Coming to the recipe, its a delicious,healthy and a quick rasam with gooseberries. This weekend i picked some gooseberries from Indian stores and tried my hand in preparing this different and healthy rasam. Gooseberries, Amla aka Nellikkai have numerous health benefits and this berries are cooked as many dishes in Indian cuisine.

Usually i'll make rice or pickle out of this gooseberries,after making a rasam with gooseberries few month back, i tried an another version of rasam and they came out extremely awesome. Instead of cooking or adding whole pieces of gooseberries,i went for a gooseberry puree which i prepared simply by grinding the raw berries, check an another interesting gooseberry & dal rasam i prepared previously by pressure cooking the gooseberries. If you get gooseberries abundantly dont forget to make some rasam out of it.One more interesting rasam from my kitchen which am adding to my vast rasam collection.

2nos Gooseberries (seed removed & grind as fine paste)
2tbsp Cooked Moongdal
1tsp Rasam powder
1no Tomato (crushed)
1no Green chilly (slit opened)
Few curry leaves
2nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
1tsp Lemon juice
1tbsp Oil
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
Few coriander leaves
3nos Dry red chillies

Take the gooseberry puree,crushed tomato,cooked moong dal,slit opened green chilly,curry leaves, crushed garlic cloves, coriander leaves,salt and rasam powder  in a bowl.

Add enough water to make it thin.

Heat the oil, let splutters the mustard seeds,cumin seeds and add dry red chillies, fry until they turns brown.

Add immediately the already prepared gooseberry mixture to the tempered spices, once the rasam starts bubbling put off the stove.

Add the lemon juice and give a stir, serve with rice.

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