Brinjal Rasam

In Brinjal Rasam, the tender brinjals are fried and added to the rasam. It's very much the conventional rasam but this variation gives unique taste to the Rasam as well as to the brinjal. Try it out, and i am sure your family will like this.

Brinjal Rasam
Brinjal Rasam

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins

Ingredients :

Tender Baby Brinjal5 or 6
Tamarind1 small lemon size
Salt for taste
Thur Dhal2 table spoon
Cooking Oil2 table spoon
HingA pinch

For Grinding :

Red chilli4
Black peppercorns1/2 teaspoon (6)
Channa dhal2 teaspoon
Coriander Seeds1 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Ghee1 Teaspoon

For Seasoning :

Cooking Oil/Ghee1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Curry leavesfew

Brinjal Rasam
Brinjal Rasam

  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice. 

  2. Pressure cook the Thur dhal and keep it aside. Clean the brinjals and slit them vertically - cross cut from the base till the stalks and immerse them in the water to avoid discolouration.

  3. Heat the pan and add 1 table spoon of oil. Once the oil gets heat, add the peppercorns, red chilli, coriander seeds and channa dhal and fry them for a while (till the colour changes to light brown). Take the fried ingredients into a mixer and powder it to Rawa like consistency. (not too nice)

  4. Add one table spoon of oil and fry the brinjals and keep the fried brinjals aside. Heat the pan and add the tamarind extract juice, Salt, Hing and curry leaves and allow this mixture to boil till the raw smell of tamarind goes off.

  5. Now Add the fried brinjals and allow the mixture to boil for about 5 mins in low flame. Now add mashed thur dhal and mix well. Add the ground rasam powder into the mixture and allow the mixture to boil for about 2 minutes. and then switch off the flame when the mixture starts to become frothy.  

  6. Garnish the rasam with chopped coriander leaves. In a separate pan, pour the ghee and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begins to sputter add the curryleaves. Add these to the rasam.

  7. Now the delicious Brinjal Rasam is ready to serve with plain rice
  8. Brinjal Rasam
    Brinjal Rasam

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we made Brinjal Rasam as per your specifications and it came out well. Thanks.

That's an interesting rasam... This is new to me ... Bookmarking it..

Aunty, do you add tomatoes? how many?

I asked about tomatoes because it is missing in ingredient list

radhashree ramachandran

Nice traditional receipe

Hi, Yes I forgot to mention in ingredient list. I have used 1 tomato/



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