Neem Flower Rasam

17 Aug

Vepa Puvvu Charu


Dried Neem Flowers 1 tbsp
Tamarind 1 inch ball
Turmeric powder a pinch
Ghee 1 tsp
Salt to taste


Chana dal 1 tbsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Broken red chilllies 8
Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves 4
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

In small pan, heat ghee and fry neem flowers until light brown.

Heat oil in deep vessel, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When chana dal turns light brown, add 4-5 cups of water.
Add tamarind, turmeric powder and salt.
Bring to boil and turn off the heat.
Mix in fried neem flowers and serve with rice.

Notes: Take care not to burn neem flowers.

7 Responses to “Neem Flower Rasam”

  1. Priya August 17, 2007 at 1:32 pm #

    Anusha, where do you get the neem flowers ?? If I remember right you have another recipe that used them.

  2. Suganya August 17, 2007 at 4:41 pm #

    Just like neem flower rasam. Love it..

  3. Lakshmi August 18, 2007 at 1:07 am #

    🙂 I had heard of Vepa puvva podi…….this looks interesting too….

  4. coffee August 18, 2007 at 8:56 am #

    I love that bowl of yours Anusha!!! Very pretty. 🙂

  5. Sunil October 16, 2007 at 10:31 pm #

    Hey Raji, Wont 8 Red Chillies bee too Hot..i dont know much about cooking…trying my hand on some dishes these days…but i somehow feel 8 Red Chillies are too many for this Recipe

  6. anusharaji October 17, 2007 at 12:51 pm #

    not 8 whole red chillies
    8 broken 1/2-1 inch pieces of red chillies for 5 cups
    if thats too much…..then adapt to ur taste

  7. Tulsi November 15, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    Raji, where do you get the neem flowers ??

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