Sunday, February 28, 2010

Orange Peels Rasam




In general, we use orange pulp and would throw away the peels. But, the interesting fact is, the orange peel has lot of uses and benefits. Orange peel can help in enhancing skin and overall health. Hence it is used in cosmetic and medicinal purpose.


They have anti-oxidants that help to prevent skin from premature aging. Moreover, it reduces the cholesterol. Apart from these two, it also helps in digestion related problems, acidity and other related problems.

So, instead of throwing away the peels, let us utilize the benefits of peels and start using it in cooking to improve our health.





Ingredients :

1. Orange Peels - 1/4 Cup (Cut pieces)
2. Tomato - 1
3. Cooked Thoor Dhal - 1/4 Cup
4. Tamarind Juice - 1/4 Cup
5. Rasam Powder - 3 tsp
6. Red Chilly - 3 (Adjust to your taste)
7. Jeera - 1 tsp
8. Mustard - 1/2 tsp
9. Oil - 2 tsp
10. Ghee - 1/2 tsp
11. Coriander - 1/4 Cup (Finely Chopped)

Procedure :

1. In a pan, add ghee and then add orange peels. Fry for a minute. Keep it aside.

2. Now, to the same pan add oil. Pop mustard. Then add jeera and red chilly.

3. Cut tomato and add it to the pan.

4. Add a tumbler of water, cooked dhal and tamarind juice.

5. Now add rasam powder and salt.

6. Mix well. Add the fried orange peels. Boil well.

7. Garnish with curry leaf and coriander.

8. Serve hot with rice.


This participates in "Think Beyond the Usual - Soup, Curry and Chutney with Fruits" event hosted by me.


30 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sure it wud taste gud and have a wonderful aroma!

vineetha said...

Unique rasammmm..very intersting :)

Jagruti said...

I am sure rassam would taste awesome and fresh!! Like your event, surely I 'mgoing to send entry..which is already sitting at my doc...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

A citrus-y rasam sounds perfect. You have fabulous recipes in your blog my dear. I have already bookmarked one recipe and will try and post it soon.

Pavithra said...

Oh dear never knew orange peel can be used to make this lovely looking rasam.. Will try it for sure and let you know how it was. Nice click too

Nithu Bala said...

Thanks Raje, Vineetha, Jagruti, Cool Lassie and Pavithra for your nice comments..

@Jagruti, I'm waiting for your innovative and wonderful entry Dear..

@Cool Lassie, I'm eager to know which one of my recipes you liked most and book marked..do try and post your comments Dear..

@Pavithra, Sure you would love it..let me know how it came out..

SE said...

this is nice really unusual with orange peels !! nice thanks for sharing !

Padma said...

Lovely rasam...very aromatic and beautiful presentation.

BeenaShylesh said...

its a nice idea dear....now on wards no need to waste orange peels

Swapna Sree said...

wooow!!!!can orange peel used like this,.oh very interesting and innovating...surely tastes good...

Suma said...

This is really interesting and unusual!

Pari said...

nice one dear.

Priya said...

Such a unique rasam, feel like tasting rite now...yumm!

Nithya said...

This sounds interesting.. But I am seriously wondering how it would taste.. dont you get a bitter taste?? or is it subtle..

Rachana Kothari said...

Thats an innovative dish! The rasam must have tasted yummm...can almost feel the taste of the tangy oranges.

Swathi said...

Nithu,

Nice aromatic rasam.

Usha said...

Very interesting use of orange peels! Looks yum and inviting :-)

Subhashini said...

Ohh Nithu
What an idea.after reding this i feel like going and cooking something wth fruit around night 12.30.Funny right.
Any way very great Idea

Vegan Epicurean said...

What a creative use of orange peel. Sounds delicious!

Alicia

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Orange peels rasam that sounds inviting and unique... Love the idea, gotta try it soon!!!

shahana said...

Heard about this rasam before.But never gota chance to try .Now as i got this recipe im going to try this soon.

Gita said...

Very innovative dear..I am sure the rasam must have been flavorful and tasty...looks good :)

kothiyavunu said...

Very unique rasam recipe!!Looks & sounds great!!will try sometimes..:D Thanks for sharing!

LG said...

umm..the aroma of orange peels must be tempting!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Sounds interesting and looks good too. Will give a try soon. Thnx for the innovative rasam.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

Tina said...

Uniq rasam...

Meena said...

Love this unique rasam...let me see if I can come up with a creative dish to send for your event.

simply.food said...

Very innovative, i hve used orange zest in cooking but orange peel rasam that sounds amazing.

Fathima said...

didn't know orange peel had digestive properties... such a unqiue way to prepare rasam... great recipe...

SathyaSridhar said...

Rasam looks delicious and different rasam with orange,,