Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Carrot Apple Rasam

This is a rasam which you would not have tasted so far. This rasam is very good. Try this rasam and you would enjoy it to the core.  It took me sometime to discover the magic of rasam. Now it is my son’s favourite rasam. Last week, when my son was eating apple, I was wondering why not to make rasam out of apple. So decided to play with it. Then wanted to add some veggie too. 

Rasam is great to drink as it is and goes really well with some hot rice. It is totally a tasty idea!!! I think it is a very creative and fun recipe.Rasa is made with tomatoes and lots of spice. Andhra recipes are famously spicy. However it is also exceedingly tangy due to an abundance of tomatoes in it... Rasam, a soup like preparation made out of tamarind extracts and simmered with various spices such as cumin and pepper, with tomatoes adding a touch of sweetness, is a regular fare among southern Indian cuisine.


Prep  time
Cooking time
20 mines
15 mins
4 persons

Recipe Course: Side dish for roti
Recipe type: Indian Cuisine

  • Carrot – 3 nos
  • Toor Dal – 1/3 cup
  • Toor dal Stock (as needed )
  • Tomato -1 no
  • Apple -1 medium
  • Tamaring Pulp -2 tsp
  • Garlic cloves – 5 nos
  • Peppercorns -1 tsp
  • Rasam powder -1 tbsp.
  • Red chili powder (optional) – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cilantro -handful
  • Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilies -2 nos
  • Hing –pinch
  • Curry leaves -3 sprigs

1. Cut and pressure cook an apple (medium sized red apple with skin) and carrot along with 1/3 cup Toor Dal, a pinch of turmeric and tomato. Add water to the mixture above as per your liking (it will better if you add water touching the quantity level)…..One whistle would be sufficient. Wait till it cools

2. In the meantime blend this mixture using a ladle and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan. Temper it with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, dry red chillies and curry leaves.

3. Now add all the masala powders in the oil to get a strong flavour and fry this for one minute. Now add the crushed garlic and peppercorns. Keep stirring for some time.

4. Add tamarind pulp and salt and let it simmer.
Add toor dal stock as required and boil it for few minutes at medium temperature.   Now add the blended mixture and boil for 5-7 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves

5. Delicious rasa, is ready to serve!


You can do this rasam without veggie also. Can also try either carrot or apple rasam. That too tastes awesome.

Linking this to the event "Eat Vegetables Stay Healthy" sponsored by Just Eat.

Event link


  1. yummy!!!! Different try akka.............



Ragi(finger millet) Poori