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Monday, February 26, 2024

Strawberry Rasam

Thanks to all who responded to my question on Intsa page about this recipe that this is a rasam. But the unique part of this rasam is that it's not the regular tomato rasam. Strawberry in rasam may sound intriguing, but believe me, it's a very flavourful and tasty rasam. Strawberries are in season and if you are tired of trying out the same recipes with strawberries then give this one a try. This rasam is a quick and delicious one. I have used basic spice powders instead of rasam powder, but you can always use rasam powder. The steps are quite simple for anyone to follow. Check this out !!

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Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Author ~ Julie 
Serves ~ 4-5
Ingredients
strawberry 1 pkt (200 g)
ginger 1/2" piece
garlic cloves 5-6
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
whole pepper corns 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
coriander powder 1 tbsp
chilly powder 1 tsp
asafoetida (kayam podi) 1/4 tsp
tamarind extract 1/8 cup
water 2 cups
coriander leaves 2 tbsp
salt to taste
coconut oil 2 tsp

for tempering 
red dry chilli 2 broken
curry leaves 2 sprigs
mustard seeds 1 tsp
coconut oil 2 tbsp




Method
  • Wash the strawberries by adding 2 tbsp vinegar and 1 tsp baking soda to a bowl of water. Leave soaked for 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Hull & cut the strawberries in halves.
  • Crush the ginger, garlic, cumin seeds and whole pepper corns in a mortar.
  • Add 2 tsp oil in an earthen pot and sauté the crushed mix for a minute till the raw smell disappears.
  • To this, add the cut strawberries. Sauté for 3–5 minutes till the strawberries are cooked and is easily mashed. Mash a few of the strawberries after adding salt and then add the spice powders on low flame.
  • Finally, add the tamarind extract and add 2 cups of water. Adjust salt and bring to a boil. Add chopped coriander leaves, cover & cook for 3–5 minutes (Don't overboil the mix for long).
  • In another pan, add the oil. When hot, add the mustard seeds followed by red dry chillies and curry leaves. Pour over the rasam, mix and enjoy with steamed rice.

NOTES
*Instead of strawberries, you can use tomato.
*You can use 2 tbsp rasam powder instead of the spice powders.