Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bottlegourd Rasam

I have hardly seen peoples says no to rasam, its our comforting food. Everyone at home can survive for many days with rasam.We love variety rasams and i have already tried many sorts of this dish with veggies or either with greens.

Inspired by Sangee's bottlegourd onion rasam, i tried this rasam yesterday for our lunch.I skipped the onions and used grated bottlegourd for making this rasam,just to feed easily my teddies.Thanks to Sangee for sharing this interesting rasam,we simply loved it..Sending to Ramya's ABC Series-Gourds..

1/2cup Bottlegourd (grated)
1no Tomato (crushed)
1tbsp Rasam powder
3nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
Few curry leaves
1no Green chilly (slit opened)
Turmeric powder (as per need)
Coriander leaves (chopped)
1tbsp Lemon juice
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder

Bring boil a cup of water, cook the grated bottlegourd until it turns soft, add enough water to it,add the crushed tomato,rasam powder,crushed garlic cloves, slit opened green chilly,turmeric powder,,chopped coriander leaves,salt and curry leaves..Mix everything well.

Heat enough oil in a vessel, add the mustard seeds,cumin seeds,dry red chillies and asafoetida powder,fry until the dry red chillies turns brown..

Add immediately the already prepared bottlegourd spiced water and bring it to boil,put off immediately the flame.Add the lemon juice and serve hot with rice..


  1. Gr8 idea of using grated veggies in the rasam..can even try out carrots too..these are the 2 veggies hubby dear I can make him eat this way.

  2. I love rasam too but never make them at home, unless if i have full vegetarian Indian guest and that has only happend some 8 years back. This looks so good.

  3. sounds unique n delicious rasam...

  4. Love rasam. and this recipe sound tempting.

  5. wow...lovely rasam...thanks for linking with my event

  6. Looking at the pic I am tempted to try this delicious rasam out.
    Somehow I associate rasam with festivals and cannot bring myself to add garlic. Will try and overcome this block.

  7. wow..lovely rasam..thanks for linking with my event

  8. delicious rasam.....grated such a great idea!

  9. lovely colour..delicious rasam .liked the idea of using grated veggies..

  10. love pictures on your blog :) very nice layout.

  11. The rasam looks good enough to be had plain! Lovely

  12. Very nice and innovative recipe.. looks too good dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

  13. wow...rasam looks super n using grated bottlegourd is a nice idea :)
    So glad that u tried my rasam n u all liked it...thank you so much Priya for sharing my link too :)

  14. never heard of adding shredded veggie in rasam. great idea. love the recipe

  15. WOW very nice rasam recipe, looks good!!!

  16. New idea dear, rasam with bottlegourd..

  17. Wow delicious rasam priya,need a glass now:)

  18. You are truely amazing Priya coming with all these inventions.


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