Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pumpkin Dal Rasam

Rasam is definitely a comforting food for many of us, i can have this spiced soup even daily with a bowl of rice. We have our homemade rasam powder and i never stopped myself preparing them. As most of us do, before leaving to India, i cleaned all my spice powders,my pantry also my freezer and fridge. Everytime after a long journey,i know that the first food we would like to have back home for our lunch or dinner will be definitely rasam. Thats why i didnt forget to pick some store bought rasam powder from India,since a long i wanted to try Shakthi brand rasam powder and picked them immediately.Eventhough i have my homemade rasam,powder, i do make rasam by combining both the homemade and store bought rasam powder.

Personally i loved this brand rasam powder and prepared a super delicious pumpkin dal rasam with this store bought powder few days back for our lunch. Serve with spicy potato fry,this rasam tastes seriously divine.This is my third and final post for this week's blogging marathon, do check out the other bloggers running this 17th edition of blogging marathon here.


1/4cup Pumpkin (chopped)
2tbsp Toordal
A pinch Turmeric powder
1no Tomato (crushed)
1tsp Lemon juice
1tsp Sakthi's rasam powder
4nos Garlic cloves
1no Slit opened green chilly
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
2nos Dry red chillies
Few Curry leaves
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)


Pressure cook the chopped pumpkin,washed toordal together with turmeric powder upto 3 hisses, once the steam released, blend the cooked pumpkin and dal together as fine paste.

Take this pumpkin-dal paste in a vessel with crushed garlic cloves, crushed tomatoes, rasam powder,curry leaves with enough salt and water together in a bowl.

Heat enough oil and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chillies,slit opened green chillies and asafoetida powder and let them fry,add the pumpkin-dal water.

Once they starts bubbling put off the stove,add the lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves,give a stir...

Serve hot with rice and any spicy side dishes.

52 comments:

  1. rasam with one of my favorite veggies - must try this one

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  2. It looks yummy..must try..

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  3. Very interesting..never tried rasam with pumpkin..love this:)

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  4. I will be trying this one...looks delicious..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  5. Wow, a rasam with pumpkin, and I also always have a packet of store bought rasam powder for a change from the homemade rasam powder..

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  6. Wow looks so tempting color, adding pumpkin sounds interesting!!

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  7. j'y plongerais volontiers ma cuillère
    un vrai régal
    bonne journée

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  8. Wow ! Healthy one for toddlers....

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  9. rasam alaways my fovourite with rice or as sopu... hmmmmmm ...yum yum!!

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  10. What a great way to use pumpkin!

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    Alessandra

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  11. Lovely twist to the regular rasam..sounds like a wonderful option

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  12. I have never had rasam with pumpkin before! Looks delicious!

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  13. very much interesting and delicious..

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  14. Adding pupmkin in rasam is a nice idea Priya..Cleaning pantry before any vacation is a tedious job :-)

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  15. Rasam with pumpkin..New to me,sure will try .. Priya...I always get néw homely recipes from here when I am in confusion what to cook. All thanks to u..

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  16. I feel like like drinking it..yummy and flavorful rasam.

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  17. Such a simple yet comforting dish well presented Priya.

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  18. rasam looks tempting , though m not a big fan of pumpkins :)

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  19. It's been ages since I had rasam. So tempting

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  20. Hi priya ,

    Pumpkin dal rasam looks delicious!!!

    and mild :)

    Keep on Priya..

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  21. Pumpkin in rasam ? How interesting. I think I'm going to give this one a try :)

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  22. I never knew pumpkin can be added to rasam would love to try it... I love rasam and pumpkin too...

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  23. I haven't seen any rasam with pumpkin. Looks delicious.

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  24. Yummy,will surely try this,comfort dish.

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  25. Not heard of this but I can imagine the flavor, perfect for a rainy day!

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  26. Priya, its colourful and appetizing. Never used pumpkin in rasam. liked the twist! Flavourful blog, happy to follow you :-)

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  27. Sure i'll try tomo.,having some Pumpkin!Thanks for the recipe.

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  28. Looks yum Priya!! I made sambar today!

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  29. Never thought about pumpkin rasam. Very interesting... Rasam looks very tempting..

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  30. Pumpkin in rasam sounds interesting!!!!!Will soon try...

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  31. would love to use pumpkin in rasam....nice recipe thanks for sharing

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  32. Very colorful one Priya, looks superb.

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  33. Aha Another way to add fibre and vitamins without my dd picking out the veggies. Unusual but great idea to add pumpkin pureed to the rasam.

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  34. Different variety of rasam Priya. Looks yummy.

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  35. pumpkin and rasam.. thats grt... i thought pumkin goes only into sambaar.. but rasam also.. wow.. i have to give this atry.. cos i love pumpkins!!!

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  36. Never imagined pumpkin in rasam!You rock Priya :)

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  37. Super innovative priya!!!! Looks yum!!!!

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  38. i usually make rasam with shakthi rasam powder only, your rasam with pumpkin,dal,lemon sounds interesting...will try it sometime!
    Spicy Treats

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  39. I totally agree on longing for rasam after a long journey back home. The thought by itself makes the trip easier. First time hearing about pumpkin in rasam should definitely try it. Looks super yum!!!

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  40. Same pinch to you. We both posted Rasam recipe for 3rd day. Man, your rasam looks fabulous. Never thought of using pumpkin dhal in a rasam. Its truly innovative!

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  41. truly innovative using pumpkin in sambar!

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