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Showing posts with label moringa rasam. Show all posts
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Moringa Rasam

I got lucky last week when I chanced upon a vendor selling 'sajana' saag or moringa olifera leaves outside our apartment. So thrilled was I that I cooked three dishes from the same lot on the day. A simple stir fry, one with veggies and dal and finally a rasam. Now, I had read about drumstick leaves rasam on a blog (Sorry...but I cannot remember which one) a long time back but did not get the opportunity to try it out. Turned out to be quite simple, fragrant ( can it be otherwise ?? ) and delicious.

Read on for the simple recipe -

Preparation Time - 15 mins

Ingredients -

  • 1 cup moringa olifera leaves (sajana saag)
  • 1/2 of a small onion
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 marble sized tamarind ball
  • 1 tsp rasam powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil

For the tempering -
  • 2 pinch asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • a pinch of fenugreek seeds
  • 1-2 dry red chilis
  • 1 tsp oil

Preparation - Soak the tamarind in a cup of warm water for 30 mins. Squeeze out all the juice and throw away the pulp.

Chop the onion and garlic into small pieces

Cooking - Heat oil in a wok. Add the onion and garlic. Fry till fragrant.

Add the moringa leaves and stir fry for 3-4 mins.

Dissolve the rasam powder in the tamarind water and add to the wok. Add another cup of water too and adjust the salt. Let it simmer for 8-10 mins.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add the tempering ingredients and allow them to start spluttering. Pour immediately over the contents of the wok. Simmer for another 2-3 mins.

Serve hot or warm.

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