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Plum Kudampuli Rasam

Flavorful rasam without tomato??? Is it possible? I get this question from a lot of people to whom I ask to eliminate tomato from their diet. Here, i am a sharing  a flavorful, tasty and healthy rasam without tomatoes. Do try this rasam and I’m sure you’ll enjoy and will never miss tomato.

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Plum Kudampuli Rasam

Serves: 3

Ingredients: (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Semi-Ripe Plum – 1 (Finely chopped)
  • Kudampuli/Garcinia Cambogia – 1 (Soak in water for few minutes and extract thick juice)
  • Finely chopped cilantro – 1/4 cup
  • Boiled Toor Dhal(Yellow Pigeon peas) water – 1 cup
  • Ayurvedic Rasam Powder – 2 tsp (or to taste)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Water – as needed to get thin soup consistency
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 5
  • Salt – to taste

Get started:

  • In a pan, add kudampuli extract, chopped plum, toor dhal water, turmeric powder, water (as needed to get a thin runny consistency), salt and let it cook covered(slightly ajar) in medium flame till froth appears on top.
  • Add rasam powder and give it a stir.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once the seeds pop, add cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Saute for few seconds in low flame and add it to rasam.
  • Garnish it with finely chopped cilantro.

Tasty and healthy Plum Kudampuli Rasam is ready!

Enjoy it with plain rice!

Note:

  • Always let the rasam cook covered to retain aroma and Prana.
  • Adding curry leaf stem to the rasam gives wonderful aroma. Discard before serving.

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