26 June 2013


Plantain pith a killer of kidney stones. Has to be consumed at least weekly once. Bored of making kootu, poriyal and usili.  Try this quick rasam you are going to love it.
What you need:
Plantain Pith - 1 cup, chopped, medium sized
Fresh Tomato puree - 1/2 cup
Rasam Powder - 2 tbsp
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Salt as reqd
Oil - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
Fresh Coriander - 1 tbsp

What you need for rasam Powder (dry roast and ground roughly using pestel):
Red Chillies - 7 nos
Black Peppercorns - 2 tbsp
Coriander Seeds - 1/4 Cup
Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp
Thoor Dhal - 1 tbsp
Chana Dhal - 1 tbsp
Garlic pods - 5 nos

How to make:
In a bowl take 2 cups water add tamarind paste, tomato puree, salt, asafoetida, rasam powder mix well and keep aside.

In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds once it cracks, add cumin seeds, curry leaves and pour the rasam mix and let it cook in medium fire.

Mean while boil plantain pith in 1 cup water and cook until they soften. Remove from water cool it and grind until smooth, strain it and add to boiling rasam.

Garnish with coriander, finely chopped plantain pith and serve hot with rice.


  1. wow !! have not tried this version of rasam..good addition...

  2. this is totally new to me.. though we do a varities of rasam i have neevr heard of this.. rasam = comfort :) n this sounds very interesting!

  3. Sounds new, healthy rasam.

  4. Superb tempting rasam

  5. This is a new recipe to me, never heard Platain Rasam, will try soon..

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  6. Fantastic clicks,rasam looks inviting!!

  7. Omg, wat a healthy and inviting fingerlicking rasam..Love with rice and papads.

  8. thats an very different rasam and looks super healthy and yummy dear :)

  9. this is a new idea to me but interesting

  10. Ahh.. Healthy & tasty rasam.. Never knew that rasam cud b made with plantain pith !!

  11. Very innovative and healthy rasam.