Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Star Fruit Rasam

Star fruit is native to Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka. When the fruit is cut horizontally, we'l get a star shape and hence it got the name. The fruit is best consumed when fully ripe. The fully ripe fruit is yellow in colour with greenish tinge. The ridges will be brown. The Star fruit tastes sweet.

This rasam tasted bit sweet because of the addition of star fruit but it is well balanced by the taste of tomato and lemon juice. Just try out and I know, you'l love it...




Ingredients:

1. Star Fruit - 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
2. Thoor Dhal - 1/4 Cup
3. Tomato - 2 (Medium sized)
4. Rasam Powder - 2 tsp
5. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
6. Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
7. Mustard - 1 tsp
8. Jeera - 1 tsp
9. Red Chilly - 3 or adjust to your taste
10. Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
11. Coriander - Small qty
12. Salt - Needed qty
13. Ghee - 1/2 tsp
14. Oil - 2 tsp

Procedure :

1. Cook thoor dhal with 1/2 cup of water till soft.

2. Now, cut tomatoes to pieces.

3. In a mixie container, add tomatoes, turmeric powder, rasam powder, asafoetida, salt and lemon juice.

4. Make it to a juice.

5. Add the above contents to the cooked thoor dhal. Mix well. Keep aside this Rasam Mixture.

6. Now, add the cut star fruits.

7. In a pan, heat 2 tsp of oil. Pop mustard. Then add cumin and red chillies.

8. Fry well. Then, add the rasam mixture.

9. Allow the contents to boil well.

10. Switch off the stove. Add 1/2 tsp ghee and coriander.

11. Serve hot with rice.

33 comments:

Tina said...

Never tried any dish with star fruit...This looks yummy...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious rasam...have tasted this fruit recently

Swathi said...

Nithu,

Star fruit rasam looks good. new to me

அண்ணாமலையான் said...

u r a star blogger by posting star rasam.....

Swapna Sree said...

never tried tasted the star fruit...rasam looks yummy..must give a try...

shriya said...

Star fruit rasam looks yummy. Never tried before.

Bharathi said...

Star Fruit rasam is new to me. must try this soon. Looks delicious.

Jyoti V said...

Star fruit rasam looks so good..

Valarmathi said...

Looks yummy.....

Sandhya Hariharan said...

yummy... v unique...

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Lovely presentation and looks great but never tried though....

Latha said...

Am a big fan of rasam. A must try dish. Thanks.

shahana said...

Unique recipe!!!nice idea!

Gulmohar said...

Never cooked starfruit before..sounds interesting..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Dear,
This is boundless experimenting. Lol. Never in my wildest dreams, I would have dreamt of this. Its certainly looking very delectable.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Rasam with star fruit looks very tangy and delicious. Want to have a ladle:)

simply.food said...

This is very innovative I have not used star fruit in cooking before.

Padma said...

Rasam looks lovely... nice recipe using star fruit.

Rachana Kothari said...

Starfruit rasam looks really delicious...

PriyaRaj said...

this rasam looks diff & unique..happy to follow u dear ...got a awesome space..

Oraphan said...

I love star fruit! My house in Thailand has a big star fruit tree, I remembered eating them fresh but I've never cooked them. Your recipe sounds very interesting!

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

I just came across your blog and I am so glad I did! This looks fabulous!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very innovative thinking of star fruit in rasam. Loved the color and the rasam,sure to give a try soon.

SathyaSridhar said...

Star fruit rasam sounds great dear,,, sure will try this once,,thanks for sharing this lovely tasty tangy rasam,,take care n keep smiling

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

that looks so cute..the stars floating on top.
yummy

Meena said...

lovely and unique rasam!!1

Rekha shoban said...

interesting and new one!

Gita said...

Very interesting rasam with star fruit...looks good dear :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

lovely rasam!! its new to me...

Yasmeen said...

Fruit rasam sounds really appetizing :D

meeso said...

Wow, your blog is great... I am really enjoying it :) This looks so innovative, I love it!

Kiran said...

Dear Nithu,This really is a thought beyond the usual.Starfruit rasam looks yummy.Very innovative.

kanthi said...

Lovely rasam looks yumm n tasty