Orange Soup Rasam.

Yesterday I saw 2 oranges on the fruit basket,nobody wanted to eat it because had one early and found it sour,but I somehow wanted to use it . So here’s my invention. With a lot of apprehension,made an Orange soup rasam. To my surprise the end result was awesome. Had it with my family and by the end of the dinner the rasam bowl was empty. Drizzle some warm ghee on hot rice and have rasam sadam with papadam.( Don’t throw away the skin of the orange,scrape the white part and store the skin,there is a recipe coming tomorrow with the orange peel)!

Ingredients
Tomatoes — 2 big
Orange — 2
Shredded ginger — 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder — 1/2 teaspoon
Rasam powder —- 1 teaspoon
Sugar — 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida — 1/4 teaspoon
Mustard seeds — 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds — 1/2 teaspoon
Crushed cumin- pepper powder — 1/2 teaspoon
Ghee / butter — 1 1/2 teaspoon.
Fresh coriander leaves.

Method

Wash tomatoes,cut them and blend them to get tomato juice,add 2 glass of water and keep aside.Heat butter in a deep pan,add the mustard seeds when they crack add the cumin seeds,then add the shredded ginger,turmeric powder,asafodita and rasam powder and sauté for half an minute in low heat. Pour in the tomato juice ,add salt,sugar, cumin-pepper powder,give it a stir and allow to boil for 3-4mintes. Put of the heat close the pan. Just before serving add the orange juice and bring the rasam to a boil,when you see froth being formed put of the heat and add the freshly chopped coriander . Sip and enjoy hot Orange Soup Rasam.

Cumin-pepper powder — dry roast 3 teaspoon cumin seeds ,1 teaspoon whole pepper separately. Powder them together coarsely to get cumin-pepper powder,store in air-tight container .

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