Sunday, July 8, 2012

Kudu Saaru (Horse gram Rasam)

This Rasam is supposed to be very good for health (no wonder I am not a big fan of this!!) and makes a nice variation to the normal rasam. 

You need:
Horse gram / Kudu - 2 tbsp
Coconut - 1/4 cup grated
Rasam powder - 1.5 tbsp
Tamarind Juice - 2 tbsp (see notes)
Red chillie powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Green chillies - 3 slit in half
Jaggery - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Hing - 1 pinch
Coriander leaves - for garnish

For the tempering:
Mustad - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 1 cut into 1 cm pieces
Curry leaves - 8 - 10 leaves
Oil - 1 tsp

Dry roast horse gram till it becomes red in colour on med - high flame
Grind it with the coconut and reasm powder in to a fine paste
Heat 4 cups of water
When it starts to boil add turmeric powder, tamarind juice, green chillies and Jaggery
Add in the ground paste
Mix well add salt and let it boil for another 4 -5 mins
Add hing mix well and remove from flame
Prepare the tempering - heat oil, add mustard when it starts spluttering add the urad dal, red chillie and curry leaves
Add to the Rasam
Garnish with coriander leaves
Serve hot with rice

This tastes better the next day
Tamarind Juice - Boil 1/4 cup water. Drop the lemon sized ball of tamarind into it. Let it sit for 10 mins. Squeeze the tamarind and mix it well with water. Use 2 tbsp for the rasam


Spice up the Curry said...

rasam looks fantastic.. nice one

Priya said...

Fingerlicking and super comforting rasam.

Shree said...

thank you ladies :)

Julie said...

Delicious rasam,yummy!

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Supriya's Rasoi said...

hey Shree I will surely make for my toddler. the color is super.

Suchi said...

The rasam looks really nice....and I love that photo of yours :-)

Rev said...

slurrrrp slurrrp


first time here

radha said...

I boil the horsegram and then temper the liquid in which it is boiled. This is a different saaru. Worth a try.

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Srikitchen said...

looks yummy!

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