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:

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

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

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

It looks yummy..must try..

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

super yummy rasam....

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

I will be trying this one...looks delicious..;)
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Hema said... Reply To This Comment

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..

Gayathri NG said... Reply To This Comment

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

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ! Healthy one for toddlers....

Ez Cookbook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chandrani said... Reply To This Comment

Pumpkin rasam looks yummy.

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Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

What a great way to use pumpkin!

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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy---o----yummy

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Such a delicious rasam :-)

PT said... Reply To This Comment

very much interesting and delicious..

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said... Reply To This Comment

So healthy and delicious

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Meg's Delicious Adventures said... Reply To This Comment

love the healthy and tangy rasam.

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ANU said... Reply To This Comment

wow very new and interesting!
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Spice up the Curry said... Reply To This Comment

yummy rasam recipe

deep krishna said... Reply To This Comment

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..

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

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

Radhika said... Reply To This Comment

Such a simple yet comforting dish well presented Priya.

Rahin said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sadaf Afshan said... Reply To This Comment

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

R.Punitha said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya ,

Pumpkin dal rasam looks delicious!!!

and mild :)

Keep on Priya..

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Anisha Ranjit said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy,will surely try this,comfort dish.

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mira said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Comfort in a mouthful

Prabha Mani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Apu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yum Priya!! I made sambar today!

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Nirmala Gurunathan said... Reply To This Comment

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

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Very colorful one Priya, looks superb.

Fathima said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

Different variety of rasam Priya. Looks yummy.

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Renu navin paliwal said... Reply To This Comment

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!!!

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Never imagined pumpkin in rasam!You rock Priya :)

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Super innovative priya!!!! Looks yum!!!!

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

i usually make rasam with shakthi rasam powder only, your rasam with pumpkin,dal,lemon sounds interesting...will try it sometime!
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Jayanthi said... Reply To This Comment

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!!!

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

lovely use of pumpkin in that Rasam, Priya !

yummy


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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

one of my fav foods!

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

truly innovative using pumpkin in sambar!