Blood Orange Rasam/ Indian Soup

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Blood Orange Rasam/ Indian Soup

On my never ending quest to find  new and different ways of using natures edible gifts, I stumbled upon these blood oranges (god bless Farmville – I’ve learnt a lot from playing that game) and if you saw my Clementine Rasam post, or have been following my recipes, you will know that I do like to twist things around and see where it gets me – So far it has been to very happy places, unexplored and waiting to be explored.

The rasam not only turned out great, but the aroma from the blood oranges gave it an additional delicate citrusy flavor which enhanced the enjoyment of this rasam/soup
I did two things differently – a) I did not use Dal b) I did not use tomatoes
But I did use coconut and coriander to thicken the rasam in place of the dal –
Follow the directions of making Mysore Rasam minus the tomatoes and dal.
About Blood Oranges
They are the size of a Big Orange with purple bruise-like patches. When cut they are super dark red and their taste is a cross between orange and grapefruit – they are sweet-sour and they have the slight bitterness of the grapefruit – all in all an interesting fruit which made for a really gourmet rasam

blood orange Rasam
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Ingredients
Juice of 2 blood oranges
water
1tsp of rasam powder (available in Indian stores)
3 cups of water
1-2 tsp of Suvaiyana Rasam Powder
¼ cup grated coconuts
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Preparation
Juice the oranges
In a sauce pan, melt butter and the Rasam powder. Add  2 cups of water
Grind the coconut to a smooth blend and add to saucepan
Add some salt
When it comes to a boil, switch off.
Add the orange juice after it cools a bit –like you would for lemon rasam
Note- if the juice is not sour enough, add the juice of fresh lemons
Enjoy HOT as soup or with rice and curry

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Posted on

March 31, 2011

40 Comments

  1. the minute i saw the name of the post i had an intuitive guess it will be your post— i love ur quest for charting unexplored terrains! rock on gal !!

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  2. this is indeed very very creative…wow i just cant get over it

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  3. Very interesting and creative rasam,comforting..

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  4. Innovative recipe. Looks delicious

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  5. Ms. Innovative, this is very yummy :)

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  6. Love blood oranges,but never would have thought of making soup; lovely.
    Rita

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  7. What a incredible dish,love the recipe..simply goodness!

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  8. Beautiful colors! It looks amazing!

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  9. very innovative and yummy rasam :)

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  10. Hi Priya, I was out of blogger world for quite some time. Yet to check out your other recipes.

    The courage that gets you to try out such different things is amazing. I really appreciate you for this. This rasam looks soo wonderful. Finally, I have found some good use for the never touched blood oranges. Keep going dear :-)

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  11. ohh blood orange sounded scary at first but the rasam looks yum

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  12. This Rasam sounds delicious.

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  13. Delicious and flavorful rasam.

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  14. Innovation at its best…never ever heard abt this rasam…looks so delicious.

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  15. this is completely new to me. Very innovative and yummy

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  16. Very innovative one..looks yummylicious

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  17. Again a creative recipe from u..lovely

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  18. I am not a south Indian so really don't know much about cooking rasam. But i do find this little unique .. rasam with orange .. sounds rocking. I love rasam lot and i will love these for sure :)
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  19. Gal, u r a recipe repostry.U have immense talents and motivation to prepare different varieties .rock on.cute looking oranges and sure it wud have tasted tangy.

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  20. Hi Priya, always looks forward to try your recipes, this one got me so excited ( I am a sucker for south Indian food), went to the store and got Rasam Powder, am going to try this rasam tonight with a slight variation and put it on my blog soon, obviously with a reference to your blog and recipe.

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  21. I certainly do love the tanginess and color of blood oranges. This looks like a great recipe.

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  22. I am a Farmville fan too.. This is real creative.. I never thought of using orange can make rasam so colorful & delicious!! Great new recipe!!!

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  23. looks innovative, healthy and delicious!

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  24. Great fusion recipes, loved this version too !

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  25. oh wow, blood oranges have SO MUCH FLAVOR i love it !

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