Okra Rasam / ಬೆಂಡೆಕಾಯಿ ರಸಂ

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Here is an easy version of rasam which can be prepared within minutes. Recently, we had been to my sister-in-law's place and I was wondering about her way of preparing rasam with okra! Especially for working people, this will reduce the burden of cooking to some extent. This is the rasam which I prepared with slight variations in the original recipe :)

Preparation Time: 10 - 15 minutes
Servings: 4 - 5

Okra 7 - 8
Sambar Powder 2 - 3 spoon (adjust according to taste)
For seasoning - oil, chana dal, mustard seeds, asafoetida, pinch of turmeric, few curry leaves
Tamarind pulp
Jaggery / sugar - 1 1/2 spoon (according to taste)
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 spoon 

Wash the okras cleanly and rub with a towel. Cut the okra into medium size pieces.
Soak the tamarind in water for about 15 - 20 minutes and take out the pulp. If you have the store bought pulp, you can use it directly.
Heat 3 - 4 spoons of oil in a heavy bottom pan, add chana dal, mustard seeds, asafoetida, turmeric and curry leaves.
Add the okra pieces and saute for 2 - 3 minutes.
Mix the sambar powder with 1/4 cup water and add it to the okra mixture. Add salt, tamarind pulp and jaggery / sugar according to taste.
Add around 3 cups of water and chopped coriander leaves to the rasam and boil it for 4 - 5 minutes. Serve it hot with rice.

  • One nice idea to thicken the rasam is to add the rice flour. Take 1 spoon full of rice flour, dilute it in water and mix it with boiling rasam. Also, it will help to reduce the spiciness of any kind of sambar or rasam.  
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  1. truely a differnt recipe for rasam...looks so delicious..

  2. Innovative rasam...Delicious n flavorful !!

  3. very unique recipe and looks truly inviting dear...thanx for sharing..will try it soon n let u know!!

  4. never had okra rasam, interesting and delicious recipe..

  5. Interesting recipe......very new for me.....will surely try.

  6. Totally lip smacking ~ can't wait to try!

  7. Love the idea ..looks so yum n interesting

  8. Hello Vani,
    First time on your blog and found you through Amina's blog:)You have a cute blog and a collection of amazing recipes here. I liked the B'Day cake very much and belated wishes for your hubby!Nice knowing you dear.

  9. Hi Vani,
    Rasam sounds new to me looks tempting,first time here,following you dear.Please do drop at my space.

  10. Interesting, lip smacking rasam...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  11. Thank you all :)
    @ Sudha: Thanks for the wishes..
    @ Nalini : Will do that for sure!


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