There is nothing as satiating as piping hot rice with steaming rasam during the monsoons. Rasam is a south Indian soup that is also served with idli, vada or dosa. It is a staple in many households and is prepared in different ways. A typical rasam is a blend of various spices, lending it a spicy and tangy flavour. Rasam is also known to be a comfort food during illness. It helps boost immunity due to the ingredients that go into it. We have several tasty rasam recipes, which you can try out during this rainy season. Apart from being easy, you can make these with the ingredients stored in your kitchen.
1. Poondu Rasam
The watery delicacy is made with chana dal. The recipe is protein-rich and helps boost immunity. This rasam, mostly made in Andhra Pradesh, is loaded with garlic, chillies and peppercorns. It gets a tangy taste due to tamarind.
We all love to savour ginger tea during the monsoon. So, why not give this delectable lemon-ginger rasam a try? This special rasam is also a traditional remedy for cough, cold or flu.
3. Ulava Chaaru
This is the traditional Andhra-recipe, which many true rasam lovers swear by. It's made with horse gram or kulthi dal. The amalgamation of ingredients such as curry leaves, red chillies, onion, tamarind, mustard seeds makes it a must-try.
4. Tomato Rasam
Tomato rasam is one of the most basic recipes, and it's high on taste as well. Apart from chopped tomatoes, it has the goodness of toor dal, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and garlic cloves primarily.
If you are lucky enough to have access to raw mangoes, trying this rasam is non-negotiable. The rasam is also widely termed as ‘mangaai rasam'. The raw mango pulp and puree along with spices gives this rasam a hot-and-sour flavour.
Enjoy the monsoon season to the fullest by adding these various rasam recipes to your menu.