Thursday, 20 October 2016

Murungai Poo Rasam

Murungai Poo Rasam, few of you might feel little different when I say rasam using murungai poo(drumstick flower). But the preparation method is pretty same as we do paruppu rasam at our home. The only difference is that we are going to add the murungai poo to it finally. You might think what is the big difference in adding this drumstick flower to rasam. But believe me, the flavor and taste makes the difference. 

Murungai poo is good for health, so we are adding it as part of our cooking. I know, we don't get this flower easily in markets. But, in Tamil Nadu, I have seen in many houses they grow drumstick tree in their garden. If you get to know someone like that, you can request them for some flowers. Give this recipe a try. Hope you like it!

Murungai Poo Rasam

Preparation Time : 5 Minutes | Cooking Time : 20 Minutes | Serves : 4

Murungai Poo / Drumstick Flower - a fist full
Toor Dal - 2 tbsp.
Tomato - 1 No. Tamarind - 2 inch piece
Shallots - 2 to 3 No.
Dry Red Chilli - 1 No.
Curry Leaves - 2 Sprigs.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Rasam Powder - 1 tsp.
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Fenugreek Seeds - a pinch
Gingelly Oil - 1 tbsp.
Salt to taste

1. Keep all the ingredients ready to make Murungai Poo Rasam.
a. Cook the toor dal along with quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder and a pinch of asafoetida.
b. Soak the tamarind in warm water for 10 minutes and prepare the tamarind extract.
2. Crush the tomato using your hand and add it to a pan. Add the tamarind extract to the pan with crushed tomato. Add in the rasam powder and salt. Mix it well. Now bring this mixture to boil.
3. When the tomato and tamarind extract starts to boil, add in the cooked dal along with the water. Allow it to boil. In the mean time, heat few drops of oil in a pan and add the murungai poo / drumstick flowers. saute it for few seconds.
4. Now add the fried flower to the boiling rasam and stir it. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the fenugreek seeds, shallots, curry leaves and dry red chilli. Saute till the onion turns soft.
5. Add the tempering to the rasam and mix well.
Healthy and tasty Murungai Poo Rasam is ready to serve. Serve it with hot steamed rice and aplam / vathal.

Health Benefits of Murungai Poo
  1. Murungai Poo is excellent source of Protein and Vitamins.
  2. Helps in developing the immune system.
  3. Good for reproductive system.

1 comment:

  1. Never tried Murungai Poo Rasam before or should I say even had. Something totally new for me. Thanks for Sharing


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