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Monday, June 1, 2009

Spinach Rasam

The entire last week was hectic with relatives come over and the cooking and cleaning oh ok after that I took a days off having fun oh was there something wrong with that surely yeah the pollen rate in the air shot up sky high and I was completely alright the entire day but gosh today morning the sneezing saga started and haven’t found an end to it… Somehow I managed making lunch today – Radish sambhar, Okra in Tamarind sauce (Mullangi Sambhar and Bendakaya Pulusu) but later the sneezing was uncontrollable and I was almost sick just wanted to go back to bed… Somehow I wanted to have Rasam, most of the time it’s used as a digestive aid and many a times an aid for cold, fever and sore throat…

Spinach Rasam is a very common and most often made while I get cold, missed Mom she always had them ready for me whenever I needed it… I felt ok after having it, the sore throat slightly disappearing but still sneezing and somehow its keeping me away from visiting other blogger friends see you guys soon today or tomorrow!!!



Ingredients:

For dry frying and powder
:

Channa Dhal – 1 tbsp
Pepper – 1 tbsp
Coriander Seeds – ½ tbsp
Cumin Seeds – ¾ tbsp
Asafetida – ½ inch piece
Curry Leaves – 10-12 nos.
Red Chilies – 4 nos.
Water

For Tempering:

Cooking Oil – ½ tsp
Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
Curry Leaves – few
Red Chilies – 1 nos.

For the Rasam

Tamarind – 1 small lime size
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
Water – 3-4 cups
Spinach – 10 leaves
Salt to taste

Method:

Dry roast all the ingredients mentioned and powder them, use some Water to make a paste while grinding itself. Heat a pan, pour the powdered mixture with Water and cook for a min. Meanwhile paste Tamarind with Water and strain the pods off retaining the Tamarind Water, mix the Tamarind Water and Turmeric Powder to the paste and let it cook for a few mins. Now add the Spinach Leaves and cook for few more mins. Adjust Salt and while its hot in another pan heat oil and the tempering ingredients mix into the Rasam.

Serve with: Rice

61 comments:

Usha said...

This rasam sounds fantastic, have never tried rasam with spinach in it....very interesting :-)

Pavithra said...

Rasam looks so good ramya.. and so healthy too .. mine keerai rasam is slight variation i will post some day.

Chef Jeena said...

I love spinach and the colour is so tempting - wish I had some bread to dip into it.

Hope you feel better soon. :-)

Pooja said...

Lovely spinach rasam. Love to have with rice. Never tried rasam with spinach yet. As you said it feels so comforting to have rasam when you are down with cold. Hope you get better soon.

Srilakshmi said...

Hope you are doing better now.. It must be very irritating & tired with all the sneezing .. Never tried Rasam with Spinach.. the pic sure looks tempting!

KavyaNaimish said...

Spinach Rasam...heard if for the 1st time...recipe luks simple...and a different way of using Spinach..will try it soon :)

Parita said...

Never tried making rasam with spinach..for sure to be a winner..cant wait to try this :)

ARUNA said...

wow i have been making tomato rasam and tamarind rasam but never something with spinach.....will try ur recipe Ramya!!!!

Nandini said...

Spinach rasam sounds interesting and healthy ! Rasam looks perfect!In this condition you have cooked sambar , rasam and side dish.....Take care and rest well Ramya!

kittymatti said...

wow..so different and nice...

Padma said...

Take care Ramya and get well soon... coming to dish spinach rasam looks great and nice click... never tried rasam with spinach :)

doggybloggy said...

this sounds like it can fix anything and I love the process with the tempering ingredients.

Gita said...

Spinach in rasam is new to me, looks very comforting. Take care Ramya...get well soon :)

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Hey there sweetie, I sure hope you feel better. My daughter has terrible allergies and she hasn't been feeling well either. Your Mom's remedy sounds like it will do the trick. :)

Priyameena said...

Spinach Rasam is very unique...Hope you will get well soon..

Hema said...

Oh my.. you made all these when u r sick. Wonder what else you will make when u r well.. just kidding.. i make only sambar, a poriyal and rice regularly.. not even rasam.. if i were sick, the list would be even more stringent!! Spinach in a rasam is new.. it looks lovely! :))

jayasri said...

Hope you get better soon dear!, never ever heard of spinach rasam will definitely try book marked it, it looks very interesting....

Varsha Vipins said...

get well soon dear..May this wonderful Rasam heal you..:)

Laavanya said...

Rasam is the perfect thing when down with a cold.. nice to see a spinach version. Hope you feel better soon.

Mangala Bhat said...

Rasam looks yummy ! get well soon dear !

Sree vidya said...

Hey looks yummy!

SAILAJA said...

very interesting...must try

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Lovley click and unique dish...
Hope you feel better soon... I wonder how we all miss our moms when we are sick...

Sujatha said...

thats a fabulous idea! Nice twist by adding the spinach.. and healthy too! Bookmarking :)

Sush said...

never heard of spinach rasam, looks yummy.., hope you are better now. Take care

Prathibha said...

Hmm Healthy rasam...looks yummy too..

Sweta said...

I've never had this before-will definitely try it!

VineelaSiva said...

Get well soon from the cold.Yeah this goes down the cold.Never heard of the spinach rasam.I think this tastes good Ramya.

Pooja said...

Nice idea Ramya..Yummy Rasam..

Suparna said...

hi ramya,
hope u r feeling better by now :) do take good care of ur self! ur rasam sounds the 'it' thing for colds and stuff, good one with spinach.
tc

jayasree said...

Spinach in rasam is new to me. shall try it soon. Rasam is the ultimate comfort food when you have cold/fever.
Get well soon, dear.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow spinach rasam...sounds new to me...looks yum....

Varunavi said...

Looks yummy

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

never tried rasam with spinach...surely im going to try this.. :)

Divya Vikram said...

Hope you r doing well dear! Havent tried spinach in rasam.looks healthy.

Happy cook said...

I have neve rhaad rasam with spinach , it sure looks yummy.

sangeeta said...

hope this rasam heals you dear.........palak rasam is interesting.
you could have got more innovative n made a tulsi rasam instead.............:D

Priya said...

Never heard about rasam with spinach, looks too good..will try soon!

Chitra said...

very innovative:)new to me..will try once!!

Valarmathi said...

Never tried rasam with spinach. Should tyr next time. Get well soon.

Trupti said...

never tried spinach rasam before but looks delicious..why don't u send this to my Comfort food for illness event. TOday is last date.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks wonderful! I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather. When I have sinus or allergy-related problems I find something nice and spicy really helps a lot.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Love all the varieties of rasam. Never tried one with spinach till now...should try very soon.

Sakshi said...

Ha sick and you cooked all this?? To me sick means snoozing and more snoozing while hubby cooks..Spinach rasam wow...I wanna try this one now..Get well soon

Anupama said...

A very different one. I'll try it sometime :-)

Kalai said...

Innovative rasam with spinach.Nice clicks.

Pinky said...
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Pinky said...

Spinach rasam looks hot...rich in flavour and taste too...Take care Ramya.

lissie said...

spinach rasam is new to me...the recipe sounds great! good combination with rice.
get well soon Ramya...

Rush said...

everyone is working wit spinach..is there a spinach festival on?

Dharani Jagadeesh said...

love all the varities in rasam...Spinach rasam!! is very new to me..will try it soon..Get well soon Ramya n Tk cr

Ashwini said...

never tried spinach rasam...nice healthy addition to rasam

Lisa said...

Hope you are feeling better now.

That rasam would cure all no doubt. I've made a few rasams lately, but never a spinach one. Sounds wonderful.

Priti said...

wow this looks cool...very interesting n healthy..bookmarked

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A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Nice rasam, have never tried spinach rasam..very healthy & how innovative.

Shabs.. said...

Hey sweety, thx for following me and taking ur time to comment...Its a real inspiration...By the way, Hows ur health now? I have been trying to comment since two days, but it shows error on page.
I love rasams and my husband hates it. Can u belive?I normally dont cook things that he doesnt like, except for sweets, But this one looks real nice...Would try sometime this week and let u know..
Cheers and get well soon.

Namratha said...

Spinach Rasam, sounds interesting!

Archana said...

Hey Ramya,
Spinach rasam looks awesome. Hope youa re feeling better. I am also down with cold, cough and fever for past few days. I did not blog for long time. Will post recipes this weekend. Hope you get better!

rekhas kitchen said...

this ome is very mew to me have to try this looks yum yum. must be taste great with rice.

suvaiyaana suvai said...

sounds good!!

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