Rasam, a popular South Indian dish that is made in almost every household on everyday basis. It is popularly eaten with Steamed Rice or it is had like a soup on its own. Every state in South India has its own way of making Rasam, depending on the style of cooking and spices used. It is a perfect drink to have in Monsoon or Winter evenings, as it is also a great cure for your cold.
If you go to eat a meal in any South Indian restaurant, you will find this delicious dish that will be served along with Sambar, Palya, Thoran, Steamed Rice, Elai Vadam, Payasam and a bowl of freshly made Curd. Rasams can be made in different ways, some of the Rasam has dal, while some doesn't. It is traditionally prepared using Tamarind which gives it a tangy taste and also enhances the flavour of Rasam. At the end, you can give a ghee tadka with mustard seeds, curry leaves and red dry chillies.
The main ingredient used to make Rasam is Rasam Powder, which you can buy from outside or make it at home using different spices. Making Rasam Powder at home is easy and a freshly made powder gives rasam a freshness and also improves the flavour of the same.
While you can make many types of Rasam using different Dals and Vegetables, here we have lined up some delicious and mouth watering Rasam Recipes where we can use different fruits such as Watermelon, Green Apple, Tender Coconut, Orange, Pineapple and Mango. This is also a great way to include fruits in your everyday diet. So if you are planning to make rasam, do try these recipes:
1. Watermelon Rasam Recipe
Watermelon Rasam, the name itself sounds interesting right? This rasam is mildly sweet, tangy and spicy, which is perfect to satisfy your taste buds. It is easy to make and can be enjoyed along with your South Indian meals. It is delightful to drink and also requires less ingredients to make it.
Serve this Watermelon Rasam along with Chow Chow Thoran, Keerai Sambar and Steamed Rice for an everyday meal.
2. Pineapple Rasam Recipe
Pineapple Rasam Recipe, a twist to the traditional and a staple dish of the South Indians. The sourness from the pineapple and the subtle sweetness brings great flavors to the traditional rasam.
It is also a great way to use Pineapple and include it in your everyday diet. It is a great rasam to make for your everyday meals and goes will with Steamed Rice.
Serve Pineapple Rasam along with Beetroot Thoran, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam for your everyday meals.
3. Orange Rasam Recipe
A great source of Vitamin C, Orange is one fruit that is loved by everyone because of its tangy and sweet taste. Therefore, we added it into our rasam and it turned out delicious.
Orange Rasam Recipe is with a unique twist of adding orange juice to the regular rasam. This rasam has a refreshing fruity flavour to please your taste buds.
Serve Orange Rasam along with Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Carrot and Beans Thoran and Steamed Rice for your everyday meals.
4. Green Apple Rasam Recipe
Have you ever used Green Apple to make your Rasam? If not, then do try it and we are sure you will love every sip of it.
Green Apple Rasam Recipe is rasam with a twist, the base of this rasam is made with a combination of green apple juice and tomatoes, seasoned with the traditional mustard seeds and red chilli tadka.
Serve Green Apple Rasam along with Steamed Rice, Raw Jackfruit Poriyal Recipe and Moru Kachiyathu for your everyday meals.
5. Elaneer Rasam Recipe - Tender Coconut Rasam
Tender Coconut is a great Fruit to have in Summers. The Tender coconut saves us from the scorching heat and also provides hydration.
Elaneer Rasam Recipe is a refreshing rasam recipe made using tender coconut water as well as the tender coconut cream. The rasam's flavor is enhanced with the tempering of mustard, mint leaves & cumin seeds and the tender coconut rasam is garnished with coriander leaves.
Serve Elaneer Rasam along with Cabbage Poriyal, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam for your everyday meals.
6. Manga Rasam Recipe - Raw Mango Rasam Recipe
A tangy, sweet and spicy Rasam, which is made from mangoes and other basic spices. It is twist to the traditional rasam recipe. It is made with sweet mangoes instead of the more commonly used raw mango.
The Mango Rasam has the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and sour flavours, best served piping hot, making it a great addition to a meal with rice and curry, or even as a soup or palate cleanser.
Serve Mango Rasam Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Beetroot Poriyal and Elai Vadam for a weekday meal.