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|
|TOOR DAL||1/4 TSP|
|TURMERIC POWDER||A PINCH|
|JAGGERY||A SMALL PIECE|
- 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.
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.
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.
Note: Do not boil the rasam after adding the neem flowers.
That's super flavored rasam…
I take only in the new year day 🙂 as amma compelled me 🙂
love this very healthy and medicinally rich rasam… so yummy and so aromatic and so flavorful!!!
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Healthy one… But will it have the bitterness
No revathi, if u bite the neem flowers only it will taste little bitter, else rasam will be nice
very healthy n flavourful rasam….Loves the same ways as Amma prepares for us…
looks so tangy Jeyshri!
Have heard of this rasam but havent tried it myself…looks very flavourful
delicious and tempting
My favorite these days! Love it, very easy and healthy too!
Authentic n never forget on Tamil New Year….
I never thought of trying with dried one will try
looks awesome n delicious…
this is new to me, looks very delicious jeyashri!
Love this healthy rasam, i got finally my dry neem flowers recently from my mom,have to make this rasam soon.
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.
Healthy rasam,I also bought to make rasam n pachadi:)
Healthy and flavorful rasam…
Never tried this one….Looks very good
Healthy n yum …Advance New Year wishes to you n family
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!
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!
did u mean chana dal or toor dal?
Toor dal only. I have mentioned it too
I want very good digestive Rasam recipe as well name can you please inform that
Try garlic rasam or pepper rasam.