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Monday, August 15, 2016

Orange rasam flavoured with orange peel. An unique flavoured rasam that goes well with rice and good to have as such too. I wanted to try this when my Co sis sent a recipe. Her recipe had orange juice, but the day I wanted to try, I had only the peel in my hands, never thought juice would be needed. So I adapted the recipe from here and tried this method. It was very flavourful with the orange peel. Never thought it would turn out so refreshing and appetizing rasam. Do try when you have orange peel with you. Very easy with just one step extra from the regular rasam. You can adapt your own rasam recipe and use this idea too.


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Orange peel rasam recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 20 mins  |  Cook time: 15 mins   Serves: 3

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Orange peel, chopped – 1/4 cup

Tamarind – 1 tsp, packed

Tomato – 1

Rasam powder – 2 tsp

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Sugar – 1/2 tsp

To temper

Mustard – 3/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – A pinch

Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  1. Soak tamarind in hot water for 15 mins and extract the juice. Cut the orange peels into thin strips.
  2. 1-chop
  3. In a pan, add 1/2 tsp of ghee and fry the orange peels and keep aside.
  4. 2-fry
  5. Boil tamarind juice with added water (total 3 cups) along with chopped tomato and turmeric. After 2 minutes add 2 tsp of rasam powder.
  6. 3-boil
  7. Add required salt, sugar and the orange peel. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. 4-add
  9. Temper with the items given under ‘To temper’. Add to the rasam and mix.
  10. 5-tadka


  • After adding the orange peel, do not boil the rasam.

Serve hot with steamed rice. I have with keerai kootu and some colour fryums.

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  1. Lovely. I have been following your blog for quite sometime and trying out your dishes... You are very inspirational to me..thank you so much

  2. Lovely rasam.. Will try definitely raks. Sounding so simple. Can v add garlic in diz?

    1. I personally wont recommend as it may suppress the orange flavour

  3. Sounds new but looks delicious awesome !!!

  4. This is so awesome! I love oranges and always think it's a shame to waste those lovely colorful peels that still smell so good. Great idea to capture the flavour in a rasam! You rock girl!!


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