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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Puli saaru
             This is a type of rasam,we make when we get bored of sambar and kuzhmbu and or some times we feel to have rice for dinner,yet we need it to be light meal and also easy to make. Puli saaru helps in these situations,I make this and just make a simple poriyal or just fry vadavams as side. Some call this Vendhaya Vengaya Rasam too…  So here’s a comfort dish,yet a flavorful,spicy one.   I never make this if I don’t have shallots.

Ingredients:

Tamarind Small gooseberry sized
Shallots/small onions 10 nos.
Tomato 1 medium sized
Green chillies 5-8 nos.
Coriander leaves chopped,1 tblsp(optional)
Sugar 1/4 tsp
Salt As needed

To Temper:(Don’t miss Anything)

Oil 3 tsp
fenugreek seeds 3/4 tsp
Mustard 3/4 tsp
Toor dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Asafetida powder 1/4 tsp

Method:

  1. Extract tamarind juice and mix 2 –  2& 1/ 2 cups of water and keep aside.
  2. Chop onions and cut tomatoes into cubes,slit the green chillies.
  3. Heat a pan with oil and temper with the tempering items,given in the table in the same order.
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  5. Add onion and green chillies and fry till onions turn transparent.Add the tomatoes and fry for 2 mins in medium flame to make it soft.
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  7. Add the tamarind extract and salt,sugar and bring it to boil and let it boil for just 2 mins.
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  9. Transfer to the serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves if desired.
Puli saaru
Note:

  • If you like asafetida smell you can add a pinch of raw powder, after u add  tamarind extract.The smell of asafetida is a plus for this
  • You can replace green chillies with red chillies and add it while tempering.
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    52 comments:

    1. Its new to me....Looks perfect. Yummy with hot rice.

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    2. Looks yumm.. I am a fan of rasams always.. But adding onions to it is new to me though.. will try it out next time :)

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    3. Even I make puli saaru,I mean tamarind rasam...but ur's is a complete new version to me...will give a try next time in ur style..I can just have rice with rasam and survive..I love diff kinds of rasam dear..

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    4. i like any type of saaru with hot rice and padad, urs version of saaru is very delicious and a nice one...will try it soon...thanks for the recipe raks,

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    5. I am tempted to make this as you post, as I ran out of ideas for tonight's dinner..but alas, no shallots in the pantry! But I'm making it asap! Looks so tangy n spicy..Slurp!

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    6. Oh i simply cannot get enough of this when my mom makes it (she usually does only when my dad is not in town because he's not a fan of sour things). This and pottu kadalai thuvaiyal & appalam - yummy meal.

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    7. Wish i could tale that bowl of rasom and drink like that.

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    8. Amma makes this too..But onion and fenugreek is something new. The picture looks really gorgeous..

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    9. My mom used to make this, but never tried adding onions, looks fantastic Raks..

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    10. Have this in archive..thought of making this 2morrow for my mom..Nice clicks as usual :)

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    11. WOW perfect for the cold weather, love the way you presented it.

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    12. slurp!!Mouthwatering puli saaru.. Looks so tangy n spicy!! perfect with hot rice.

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    13. I heard of vendaya venga rasam... But bever tasted! This one is very tempting :)

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    14. raji, this looks yum. i've never heard of it before

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    15. Nice click..Looks perfect and yummy..

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    16. This is new to me...looks very tasty :)

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    17. Simple &Yummy rasam,adding Shallots sounds good,must try

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    18. So many varieties of Rasam, I need to start of by making atleast one now .. Beautiful snap Raaji !

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    19. I have never added onion in rasam..i can imagine how tasty it would be with rice and vadams.

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    20. this is anew type of rassam; sounds yummy and love that sombu in which you've presented!!

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    21. yummy saaru here .. very comforting

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    22. lovely shot! simple recipe.

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    23. A meal with saaru makes a very comforting meal. Lovely presentation.

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    24. Shallots added new to me...nice pic

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    25. Just what I need in this freezing cold. Feel like wrapping my hands around that beautiful bowl and drinking all of it;-)

      Loved the stuffed Idiyappam Raks; real neat idea.

      Soma(www.ecurry.com)

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    26. first time here...wonderful blog and recipes !!

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    27. Looks yummy, I too almost do the same type and I name it as kind of tomato rasam the difference is Add sliced garlic minus the toor dhal for seasoning. I love this so much this is also perfect for having in cup too yumm!!!

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    28. I don't have toor dal otherwise wud've made this today.

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    29. The rasam looks very delicious. Its a new rasam to me and will give a try some time! The rasam sombu looks cute :)

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    30. Puli Saaru looks yummy, adding of onions is new to me. Will try ur version:)

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    31. We are huge fans of rasam in our house. Ur Rasam looks awesome. I do not add onions to my rasam. This is new to me. Will try ur version.

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    32. looks soooo tempting.

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    33. I like your header. Rasam sounds comforting and delicious.

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    34. This is a winner recipe. Perfect for a cold night dinner. Light & healthy making a superb combination with rice. Loved it !!

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    35. lovely...i just made this today!

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    37. Have never had rasam with onions in it, but am definitely going to try this for sure.. I love rasam of any sort :-)

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    38. Yummy and tasty rasam..looks so delicious!

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    39. Looks Delicious. Nice Click!!!

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    40. We call it as Puli thani and this goes very well with pottukadalai thogayal and kathrikai poriyal.. i love it.. :)

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    41. Hey raks.... Very professional and high standard blog.... Big time fan of urs.. Me and my man eat things edible and good ...because of your passion..thanks!!..

      I tried making this puli saru today..but it had the plain tanginess of tamarind ..mean raw smell.. I had allowed it to boil for more than five min...but still... Ny fundamental mistake I could rectify ??

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    42. Hey raks.... Very professional and high standard blog.... Big time fan of urs.. Me and my man eat things edible and good ...because of your passion..thanks!!..

      I tried making this puli saru today..but it had the plain tanginess of tamarind ..mean raw smell.. I had allowed it to boil for more than five min...but still... Ny fundamental mistake I could rectify ??

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      1. Did you used enough green chillies and asafoetida? Coz you have to balance it otherwise only you will not get that raw smell. Try adding generous asafoetida and more chillies. Sure will help

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    43. Mam:) I tried many recipes from ur blog. ...superb. ...
      Shall I kept this rasam for two days in refrigerator? Is it good?

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    44. Sure you can keep for a day

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