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Vepampoo rasam | tamil new year recipe

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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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