Orange Rasam

December 25, 2014 Rasam VarietiesTamil New Year Recipes  3 comments

Rasam is a must have in any South Indian household. This Orange Rasam is an easy, flavourful rasam with orange juice. Rice, rasam and potato curry is a simple and perfect meal combo – Our family favourite too.. This Orange Rasam can be had with rice or even as a soup. With the goodness and flavour of oranges along with freshly ground spices this orange rasam is totally divine.

Now to the recipe…



[Preparation Time-5 mins : Cooking Time- 15 mins]


  • Tomato – 1
  • Orange juice – 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Salt – as needed
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Garlic – 2 (crushed)

To grind coarsely

  • Pepper corns – 10 to 15
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Toor Dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Rice – 1/2 tsp

To Temper

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Asafoteida – a pinch
  • Red Chilly – 1
  • Curry leaves – few


  • Take all the ingredients mentioned under “to grind coarsely” in a mixer and grind it coarsely. Keep this ready. Chop tomato and take it in a vessel.

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  • Add water to the tomatoes. Now add required salt, turmeric powder, crushed garlic, coriander leaves and mix well. Bring it to a boil. Now add the coarsely ground powder. Mix well and just bring it to a boil.

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  • Once it turns frothy add the orange juice, mix and switch off the flame. Heat a kadai and temper with the items mentioned under “to temper”. Add this to the orange rasam.

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Thats it!! Comforting Orange Rasam is ready.

Serve hot with steamed rice.





  1. Rasam should never be boiled for a long time. Just bring it to a boil until it turns frothy.
  2. After adding orange juice, do not let the orange rasam to boil.
  3. U can add 2-3 tbsp of cooked & mashed toor dal, or cooked toor dal water.
  4. U can skip garlic if u dont want, but it sure enhances the flavour.
  5. If the orange juice is too tangy, reduce tomato accordingly.

3 comments to Orange Rasam

  • priya  says:

    My fav rasam…:)

  • sona  says:

    Orange rasam sounds very interesting and innovative!

  • amrita  says:

    innovative dish, happy to follow your page, please visit my space. I will be happy if you follow my page too

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