The most familiar morning alarm in a south Indian household is the whistling of the pressure cooker. Soft pulpy cooked dal or fluffy short grain rice cooked to perfection is a matter of a few whistles for most Indian mums. Most of the days, my household is no different. I have adapted to the silent pressure cooker and a rice box.
One of the best recipes putting to use this pulpy cooked tur dal is the Rasam. This is an essential soup in the everyday menu of a South Indian household. Mixed with soft cooked rice, this rice soup is preventive for practically all the common monsoon/winter ailments. I am sure every mother and grandmother reading this will now go nodding their heads.
The complex spice blend with pepper, cumin, coriander and curry leaves that makes this tangy rasam is the key to any well-made rasam.
Here is the recipe for the Rasam spice mix
One of the best exotic flavour to this simmering medley of spices and a whole new level of comfort is the pineapple rasam. The fruity tang from the tropical gold and a mild after taste of sweetness makes it all the more worthwhile to make this one. This is one of the most popular sadhya (feast) menu as well.
How to serve pineapple rasam
Pineapple rasam can just be made as a thin soup to sip through pouring cold rainy days. It definitely keeps all the coughs and colds at bay.
Here is another rasam recipe with Bermuda grass for you to try.
To serve as a meal, plate up with rice with a simple vegetable stir fry and crispy applam or vadam (rice cracker)
It is your choice to drown the rice in the rasam or keep it off onto the side. Either way, enjoy this mouthwatering meal
Here are some suggestions for a side
This recipe is added to the Healthy wellthy group of bloggers for the theme #flavourfulrasamatHW, suggested by Sasmita. Looking forward to seeing what the other Bloggers are bringing forth so we have a collection of recipes here.
Here are some from them
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