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24 March, 2016

FENUGREEK SEEDS SAARU/RASAM /MENTHYADA SAARU

Posted in : SAARU/ RASAM on by : Divya Suresh

We all know fenugreek ( leaves or seeds ) is a kind of medicinal ingredient used in cooking. Its a rich reservoir of medicinal properties that imparts many health benefits. It lowers blood cholesterol, reduces risk of heart disease, controls blood sugar levels, good for skin problem, hair problem, menstrual problem, weight loss, cancer etc etc… there are still so many benefits. We make both fenugreek seeds Huli ( sambar ) and also saaru ( rasam ) .

 

 

 

 

        Ingredients :

  • Cooked Toor (arahar) dal – 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Saaru (rasam) Powder – 1 tsp
  • Roasted fenugreek seeds powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Tamarind water ( thick ) – 1 tbsp
  • Rock salt – as needed ( table salt can also be used )
  • Grated fresh coconut – 1 or 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups OR more or less according to the consistency

       

        For Tempering :

  • Ghee – 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  • Green chilli – 2 ( optional )
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

 

        PROCEDURE :

  • Take cooked dal in a container, mash it well, add water and bring it to boil
  • When boiling add turmeric powder, saaru ( rasam ) powder, rock salt, fenugreek powder… let it boil further
  • Meanwhile Prepare tempering by using all the ingredients under the heading ‘ for tempering ‘
  • Now add tamarind water and coconut to the boiling saaru
  • Pour the tempering, turn off the flame and let it be covered for 10 minutes
  • Saaru ( rasam ) is ready to serve

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NOTE : Find detailed recipe of Saaru ( rasam ) powder in my blog