Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fenugreek Rasam/Venthiya Rasam

Rasam is very good for digestion. Greek Hay or fenugreek is a herb which is easily availble in the stores. It is prevalent as a spice to enhance the taste of various culinary dishes. The tanginess of the tomatoes dominated the bitterness of these fenugreek seeds and we love having this healthy, delicious tangy rasam with some simple potato fries, this rasam is quite healthy for diabetic. It can also be served as a soup during cold weather.

Tomato – 2 nos
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Asafoetida – a
Turmeric – ¼ tsp
Tamarind – a small ball size ( soak in warm water for 15 mins)
Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves
Water – 1 ½ cup
Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp
Red Chillies – 2
Pepper corns – 10 nos
Coconut – 2 ½ tbs ( shredded)

In a hot oil pan , fry the masala ingredients till golden brown color and then blend them by adding little water. In a wok add oil when it becomes hot add mustard seeds. When they splutter add asafoetida, chopped tomatoes and turmeric powder fry them well on medium fire until the tomatoes are well mashed. Now, add the tamarind extract, the blended masala,chopped cliantro,curry leaves, with enough salt and water. Turn off the fire after 10 mins.

Note : You can add ghee at the end for nice aroma.


  1. Hy Kanchana,

    Thanx for dropping by 'Tasty Appetite' and for ur sweet comments.

    First time here...You have a nice space with nutritious collection of recipes. Glad to follow you dear. Fenugreek rasam is a new try and looks perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  2. its really different rasam. in my lust try list.. following you

  3. Hey this rassam looks too good and healthy too. Its very new to me.

    Hey I dont know why, your blog updates have not been shown to me in blog list. I was thinking you girls have not updated anything . Can you please help me to sort it out . I dunno if there is a problem in my connection or yours.

  4. Thanks all..
    @ Pavithra - we will check on this.. Thanks for visiting our blog.


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