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Cauliflower Rasam

25 Mar

Cauliflower Rasam.

Cauliflower is grated up and boiled in water along with moong dal. Oil is tempered with spices and added to the rasam as a final step. Serve cauliflower rasam with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 2 Cups of Cauliflower Rasam.


Cauliflower 1/4 of Small Head
Moong Dal 1/4 Cup
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Ginger 1 inch Piece
Turmeric Powder 1/8 Pinch
Salt to taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove outer leaves, wash the cauliflower and grate the cauliflower.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Peel, wash and finely chop the ginger.

Bring to boil a cup of water, add washed moong dal and turmeric powder.
Boil till moong dal becomes just transparent.
Add around a cup of water, green chiles, ginger, cauliflower, curry leaves and salt to the pot.
Boil for around 10 minutes or until cauliflower is cooked.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, remove from heat and add to above rasam.
Boil the rasam for another minute and remove from heat.
Serve cauliflower rasam with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure moong dal is cooked well before adding cauliflower to the pot.

Suggestions: Adjust the consistency of the cauliflower rasam with water.
Variations: You can check other rasam recipes here.
Other Names: Cauliflower Rasam, Gobi Rasam, Cauliflower Pesara Kattu.