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Vepampoo rasam | tamil new year recipe

by Jeyashris Kitchen
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VEPAMPOO RASAM

Vepampoo raam (Neem flower rasam)is a must one in the Tamil new year recipe menu. My mom just add ghee roasted vepampoo in the usual tomato rasam but my mil makes a simple vepampoo rasam without any dal. In my in laws place we make Vepampoo rasam once in 2 weeks during weekends. After coming here, i never made as i didn’t find neem flowers here. Few weeks back, Raks shared with me a good amount of vepampoo (dried neem flowers) and i made this vepampoo rasam . So i am sharing the recipe of vepampoo rasam . The rasam will not taste bitter, but if u bite the neem flowers it will give a slight bitter taste.  INGREDIENTS:

DRIED NEEM FLOWERS 2 TBLSP
THIN TAMARIND EXTACT 1 CUP
GHEE FEW DROPS
OIL 1/4 TSP
RED CHILLI 5-6
MUSTARD 1/4 TSP
TOOR DAL 1/4 TSP
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
TURMERIC POWDER A PINCH
JAGGERY A SMALL PIECE
CURRY LEAVES FEW
SALT AS NEEDED

Vepampoo Rasam 2 METHOD:

  • In a pan, add ghee and roast the neem flowers. Roast till they become golden colour and be careful not to burn it.
  • Keep it aside.

vepampoo rasam

In the same pan, add oil mustard seeds and add the red chiili and toor dal.when the dal changes color add the tamarind water , turmeric powder,salt and asafoetida.

vepampoo rasam rasam

Let this boil in a medium flame for few minutes.(7-9 minutes)

Add the jaggery(powdered)

Switch off the flame and add the roasted neem flowers.

Vepampoo rasam 1

Note: Do not boil the rasam after adding the neem flowers.

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26 comments

Sangeetha Nambi April 12, 2013 - 4:19 am

That's super flavored rasam…

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AparnaRajeshkumar April 12, 2013 - 4:27 am

I take only in the new year day 🙂 as amma compelled me 🙂

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Nivedhanams Sowmya April 12, 2013 - 4:37 am

love this very healthy and medicinally rich rasam… so yummy and so aromatic and so flavorful!!!
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Revathi April 12, 2013 - 5:38 am

Healthy one… But will it have the bitterness

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admin April 12, 2013 - 7:34 am

No revathi, if u bite the neem flowers only it will taste little bitter, else rasam will be nice

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Wer SAHM April 12, 2013 - 6:09 am

very healthy n flavourful rasam….Loves the same ways as Amma prepares for us…

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Sapana Behl April 12, 2013 - 6:09 am

looks so tangy Jeyshri!

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Sharmilee! :) April 12, 2013 - 11:06 am

Have heard of this rasam but havent tried it myself…looks very flavourful

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Shama Nagarajan April 12, 2013 - 12:12 pm

delicious and tempting

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RAKS KITCHEN April 12, 2013 - 12:21 pm

My favorite these days! Love it, very easy and healthy too!

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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj April 12, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Authentic n never forget on Tamil New Year….

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Veena Theagarajan April 12, 2013 - 1:44 pm

I never thought of trying with dried one will try

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divya April 12, 2013 - 1:58 pm

looks awesome n delicious…

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Jehanne April 12, 2013 - 3:41 pm

this is new to me, looks very delicious jeyashri!

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Priya Suresh April 12, 2013 - 8:09 pm

Love this healthy rasam, i got finally my dry neem flowers recently from my mom,have to make this rasam soon.

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Jayanthi Santhanam April 12, 2013 - 9:17 pm

Jesharee, yummy rasam and really nice pics! Very tempting and makes me miss my Mum! I used to turn up my nose at it every year until I left home. Now, I cannot get enough of it and my daughter turns her nose up at it 🙂 I guess that is comeuppance. Thanks for sharing the recipe with pics and that too in time for the New year. Tamil putthandu vazhthukkal and happy Vishu/Ugadhi to you, your readers and all your families.

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Premas Culinary April 13, 2013 - 12:08 am

Healthy rasam,I also bought to make rasam n pachadi:)

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DivyaGCP April 13, 2013 - 12:19 am

Healthy and flavorful rasam…

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Kaveri Venkatesh April 13, 2013 - 1:32 am

Never tried this one….Looks very good

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Priti S April 13, 2013 - 4:02 am

Healthy n yum …Advance New Year wishes to you n family

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Chandrika March 23, 2014 - 2:29 am

very simple recipie….my grandma used to make this rasam during our visit to her in summer vacations…will try for my kid today. Thanks a lot!

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shankar~selina May 20, 2015 - 5:12 pm

When I visited Madras, I bought some from Ambika Stores. You have to wash them and then dry it. I brought a pound of it! Stick it in a ziplock bag and declare it as dried spices. My gateway was Chicago!

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Deepika September 7, 2015 - 5:30 am

did u mean chana dal or toor dal?

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jeyashri suresh September 8, 2015 - 4:13 am

Toor dal only. I have mentioned it too

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Unknown May 21, 2017 - 5:41 am

I want very good digestive Rasam recipe as well name can you please inform that

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jeyashri suresh May 29, 2017 - 10:17 pm

Try garlic rasam or pepper rasam.

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