Friday 25 May 2018

Vegan Onion Rasam/Spiced Onion Rasam/Neerulli Saaru

Rasam is a medicinal Indian soup which is prepared everyday to please our tastebuds as well as to helps for easy digestion. This dish is quite a usual one at home. A kind of comforting food for me. Am running this week's blogging marathon with One vegetable different ways as theme. Once i picked Onions as the vegetable for this week's theme, i couldnt resist to prepare a rasam with. This rasam is definitely a fingerlicking dish which is quite a comforting food as well. Rasam, this dish is usually made with a grounded spiced rasam powder which calls for a combination of spices. But this onion rasam is seriously different from the usual rasam. Onion rasam calls for white onions which is quite not a usual one for making rasam. Mostly shallots are used for dishing out this incredible dish, but for a change i tried this dish with white onions.

Onion Rasam, Vegan Onion rasam

No tomato  and no usual rasam powder is needed for preparing this lipsmacking onion loaded rasam. This dish calls for a grounded mixture of white onions, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, red chillies and black peppercorns. And this grounded paste when sauteed for a while after the tempering makes this lipsmacking Onion rasam. This rasam is definitely an incredible dish to please anyone's tastebuds, especially for the sick one and to whoever suffer from severe cold.

Onion Rasam, Onion Indian soup

1/2cup Cubed onions
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
2 Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2 Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tbsp Lemon juice

Take the coriander seeds, peppercorns, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, turmeric powder in a mixie jar.

Grind as coarse powder, add the cubed onions, grind again everything as coarse paste.

Heat enough oil, let crack the mustard seeds, add the cumin seeds, dry red chillies,curry leaves, asafoetida powder and fry.

Onion Rasam, Neerulli Saaru

Now add the grounded coarse paste and saute for a while until a nice aroma comes from.

Add enough water, salt and bring to boil.

Put off the stove and finally add the lemon juice.

Serve hot with rice.


Usha said...

Interesting soup with ground onions. Such a comforting soup, can brink it as it is.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Never heard of onion in rasam. The procedure is quite interesting and would love to give it a try..

Varada's Kitchen said...

Nice soup. All the spices will definitely help with a cold.

vaishali sabnani said...

I must say this is a unusual rasam , but so interesting . The spices going in there would make the rasam so flavourful .

Rafeeda AR said...

I love rasams that don't involve too much of extra spice powders to be added... this one is going into my kitty for trying for sure...

CookwithRenu said...

Such a comforting bowl of rasam...Perfect for a cold and a rainy day.

Srivalli said...

This is surely a fantastic pick Priya, what a lovely way to enjoy the flavours. I just googled to see which state this is from as I haven't heard this being from Andhra..hehehe..good to read about it.

Sandhiya said...

Wow, this is totally new to me, never had tried rasam without tamarind or tomatoes. Great share, the rasam looks so soothing , bookmarked to try.

Mayuri Patel said...

Have heard of tomato rasam but an onion one sounds interesting. I should try making rasam at home. Hubby use to have it in Mangalore and reminds me how delicious it is.

Harini R said...

Rasam with the ground paste sounds very unique and flavorful. The ingredients definitely work for relief from cold and irritated throat .

Sowmya :) said...

That’s an interesting rasam...with ground onions. It sounds delicious...bookmarking!

Pavani said...

What a delicious rasam this is Priya. Love the freshly ground masala paste -- I would love to try this rasam some time soon.

farah saleem said...

not a big fan of rasam.......but my husband loves it ....will make it for him :)

Archana said...

Wow this is a new and unusual rasam. Love the spices in it.

cookingwithsapana said...

I love rasam and this onion rasam looks just perfect to try with rice. Bookmarking for a try.

preeti garg said...

Interesting Rasam recipe.. perfect for winter.