Onion Rasam

Rasam happened to me , as in, I found about it only through my husband, otherwise I was happy dunking my vadas and rice into sambhars.

He told me about this long back and took me to many places that he knew served awesome rasams. Then came the time, when we realised that the rasam consumed at restaurants dont taste the same any longer....which meant I had to make it at home. After a few failed attempts, I did eventually make the right combo and then there was no looking back on the experimentations

Early this year, during our annual BM meet I collected some packets of ready made, home made rasam powder, and that boosted my mix and match recipes even further.

1 onion finely diced
1 tomato roughly chopped
1 tbsp rasam powder
1 tspn black pepper powder
1 tspn mustard seeds
1 tspn cumin seeds
1 pinch of asafoetida
1 sprig of curry leaves
1 tspn crushed garlic
salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil

1) In a deep pan, heat the oil , add the onion and crushed garlic and saute it
2) Add the tomaotoes along with turmeric powder, black pepper powder, rasam powder and saute it
3) Add 3-4 cups of water and let it come to a boil
4) In a small tempering bowl, heat oil, add mustard seeds and asafoetida. When it crackles, add the cumin seeds and curry leaves.
5) Pour this over the rasam and let it come for another running boil.

Serve this with rice or vadais or have it like a soup



I am always tempted with the name rasam. A very tasty preparation.
Kalyani said…
i love vadas dunked into Rasam :-)) tastes heavenly on a rainy day!
Usha said…
Until few years ago even I thought vadas are served only with sambar, until I was enlightened about rasam vada..
Rasam has always been a favorite with me...and this one is truly tempting me.
Srivalli said…
Very lovely recipe for rasam..though we don't normally make onion rasam, heard my MIL saying she used to make it all the time...I don't bother as I will end up fishing out all for the kids..good one.
Srividhya said…
Never tried onion rasam. Bookmarking it
Sandhiya said…
I love rasam, but never tried with onion..bookmarked this.
Archana said…
Pradnya in my place rasam has no onions. In fact its watery with hardly any dal. This is a great recipe. must try it out and market it as new sambhar to the girls. Dont grin that is what I do all the time these days.

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