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Monday, March 10, 2014

obbattu saaru - Holige rasam - Purnam charu

Obbatu saaru is a Popular Rasam Made in Andra and Karnataka during Festive Occasions. Obbattu saaru is made with leftover Hoorna(obbattu/Holige poornam.) It is mainly made during ugadi festival.Tanginess of Tamarind and sweetness of jaggery when mixed with lentils makes rasam tastes awesome. Now we will learn to make Obbattu saaru with simple steps.

Obbattu Saaru


Hoorna - 1/3 cup or 2 balls.
[ Hoorna is obbattu/holige  filling normally made with Toordal+jaggery+coconut or
                                                                                        Chanadal +jaggery+coconut ]
plz refer my obbattu/Holige Recipe for further reference].
Tomato - 1.
tamarind - small amla size.
Rasam Powder - 1 + 1/4 tsp.
salt - as needed.
 cilantro - few (for Garnishing)
oil - to fry.

To Temper.
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
curry leaves - 6.
Garlic - 1.
hing - 1/8 tsp.

  • Crush the garlic and curryleaves together in Mortar and pestle.
  • put the  tomato in boiling water, let it boil till tomato is soft and it has crack in the skin. Then remove the skin of tomato.
  • put the tamarind in 1/2 cup of water for 1 hr to prepare tamarind extract. throw the pulp and retain the water.

  •  Take a wide Vessel, squeeze the boiled tomato.Add tamarind water, hoorna, rasam powder, 1/2 cup of water and salt.mix everthing.check for taste. [Add rasam powder, salt and water according to your taste buds].

  • Boil the saaru mixture in a pan for few minutes till raw smell goes. Remove from flame.Garnish with coriander leaves.

  •  Finally  heat the oil, add mustard when it splutters add  crushed curryleaves and garlic and hing. saute till garlic turns golden brown colour.Finally add it over saaru. Now Holige rasam is ready.


Abhivyaktiya said...

Thick and creamy rasam, will try this.

pankti said...

rasam looks totally comforting and flavorful..

Priya Anandakumar said...

I am great fan of rasam, and yours looks so delicious and this one is new to me, will surely try this soon...
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Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice recipe

Lincyscookart said...

Easy to make traditional dish. Superb..

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Sangeetha M said...

Very new and interesting Rasam recipe...will try this for sure!