Oh My darling, Oh my darling, Oh my darling clementine season is upon us :)) The crates are home, esp with my son popping one in each time he passes the kitchen counter - But i had my first taste of it in the rasam tonight and I must confess (with modestly) that this was a superb impulse -
E-How describes Clementine oranges a cross between an orange and a mandarin orange. They were crossbred to be seedless, sweet and easy to peel. It is pretty much like what we in India referred to as loose jackets (with perhaps tighter jacket or santras and no seeds) Although on second thoughts, I think loose jackets could be tangerines
If you are using diced tomatoes, put in the blender along with the rasam powder and the dal and turn it for a minute to blend them together
Put in a deep pot and allow the blend to come to boil
In a small pan, palce the ghee or butter - wait for it to heat and then pop the cumin and mustard seeds and the curry leaves.
Pour into the rasam or soup and swtich off the stove.
Peel the orange and run it in the blender until it is juicy
Pour into Rasam and serve HOT
As with lemon rasam, do not heat after - I have no proof of what might, since the pot was cleaned out :)
Love to please and tease your tastebuds