Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yoghurt Rasam (Indian Pepper Sour soup)

I seldom share with you on what is always a favourite in my house. Maybe I did highlight, but with rasam, our meals are never boring. We don't just love rasam (Plain Rasam), we simply adore it. Rasam is basically an Indian soup (Spicy Mutton Soup & Hot Lentil Soup), a healthy one too (Rasam Crab Legs). The point is also that I tweet the originality of rasam, meaning coin another version by considering which are the ingredients I can replace. Egg drops are simply marvelous in rasam (Egg Rasam), a big pot of rasam can take you through for at least one week. Don't worry if you will kick your bucket if you meal over leftover rasam. Store it the fridge and you are save.

By the way, have you heard of Malaysians in Australia who cook for a week and then warm the dishes bit by bit for their daily meal? See, I told you, they still have the energy to tell us that life in Australia is 100 times better compared to looking down at us. But have you noticed that every year without fail the only country they travel to is Malaysia to shop and to eat like a pig? How peculiar are migrants who will never admit life is imperfect where they are, especially those darker backside who think they are automatically Westerners. We on the other hand won't give up our Malaysian rights because nava-k will never complain about feeding you amazing Malaysian recipes. Wow! Can I get a clap please. Thank you.

Now, coming back to rasam, just in case you are confused after I spoke about your siblings who are still persisting you should join them in Australia, Canada or New Zealand, I'll save you from further confusion by mentioning the dishes you should pair alongside rasam. Here we go - Fried Prawn Wanton, Mango Chutney, Curried Lemongrass Fish, Spicy Crab Parathal, Purple Cabbage Stir Fried, Prawn Fritters, Grilled Mackerel Yoghurt Dip &  Kangkung Belacan.

Ingredients (A)
1 cup masoor dhal - simmer till tender with some water and lightly mash
5 garlic - crushed
1 tbsp cumin powder
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1 (about 100) tomato - slice thinly
1/2 liter water
Salt for taste

For tempering (B)
2 green chillies - sliced to 3-4 pieces
1 tsp fenugreek/halba seeds
1 tsp black mustard seeds
2 tbsp oil
1 cup yogurt
2 sprigs spring onion - cut into pieces

Into a pot, add all ingredients listed in A.
Stir and let it simmer till heated through.
For tempering, heat oil and quickly fry all ingredient stated in B except for yogurt and spring onion.
Tip into rasam mixture and off the heat.
Stir in yogurt and spring onion.
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  1. I've never had yogurt rasam but can only imagine how delicious and tangy it would be.

  2. You have described the taste of this soup very well. Spicy and sour is something you do not easily find around here, but in Malaysia it is a different story. Glad to see the recipe here-because that is the only way I will be able to taste this! It does look amazing and healthy. Have a great day!

  3. This soup looks incredible! I love the color of the stock and the green chile substitution. I've never tried Rasam, I'm wondering if they sell it any of the Indian restaurants around me? I'll have to keep my eye out & if not I'll have to attempt this on my own - looks to good to pass up! Yum!

  4. I have never had yogurt rasam but i do like the sour and spicy ness in the Southern lentil soup.

  5. my hubi loves this...he sure to order one if go indian food

  6. Looks delicious... perfect for rainy days.. =)

  7. I've never had anything like this before so am very curious to know what it would taste like! Sounds good.

  8. I would love to try this combination of flavors, Nava. Sounds interestingly good!

  9. Great healthy soup recipe,I thinks this soup is good for warm weather Too !!

  10. Nice recipe...Looks very yummy...

  11. Thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments. This is such a simple yet wonderful soup which we must have, esp my other half.

  12. Tempting soup, delicious & healthy! Thank you for liking Carrot Halwa and hope you will try it someday :)

  13. That's such a good looking soup, and definitely a health booster! Good call on not letting it go to a boil! I'll definitely have to keep an eye out for some of those ingredients!

  14. healthy soup.. friends are into tumeric tea because of its wonderful health benefits..

  15. Such a tempting recipe! I have to give it a try.

  16. Interesting and healthy recipe. YUMMY!


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