Mar 162012

Today is Day 1 of Blogging Marathon#14, started by Srivalli. The theme I took is somewhat challenging, “Traditional recipes with a twist”. Today I experimented with Aloo Paneer pie and got a wonderful whiplash from my family for spoiling their food and I sheepishly thanked them for being my guinea pigs. This recipe is a backup recipe I made during the weekend, to make mends with such disasters in my kitchen trials. This rasam my savior today is super tasty and I heartily thank it for being there for me. Everyone, ok, most of us know how to make rasam. Have you tried making rasam from any other fruit other than tomato? This recipe is my bold move to try just that. Kiwi has a unique sweet and sour taste that may not appease everyones palate. But this rasam will sure do!!!


Kiwi fruit –2

Green Chillies –2

Mustard seeds –1 tsp

Jeera –1 tsp

Ghee –1 tsp

Red gram dal (Toor Dal) –1/2 cup (cooked)

Lemon –1/2

Salt –to taste

Turmeric powder –1/4 tsp

Asafetida —1/4 tsp

Rasam Powder — 1 Tbsp

Coriander Leaves –1 Tbsp


1. Scoop out the pulp from the kiwi fruit and keep aside.

2. In a vessel or kadai, heat ghee, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add jeera and split green chillies. Add the kiwi fruit and 1 cup of water. Add salt and turmeric powder . Cover and cook till the kiwi fruit is soft and well cooked. This might take about 10-15 minutes.

3. Add cooked dal water, rasam powder and asafetida. Let it boil and froth up. Remove from fire and squeeze lemon juice and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Kiwi Fruit

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When cut in half.

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Pulp of kiwi fruit.

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  31 Responses to “Kiwi Rasam”

  1. That is a real twist to the traditional rasam. I have never thought of using kiwi fruit in rasam recipe

  2. Wow that rasam is really something..sorry to hear about your disaster with aloo pie..:)..good that you had such backup plans..

  3. Wow!!!!!!Anoter rasam for me to try!!!!And talking about disaster….happened in my home too:-)

  4. Thats a superb twist to a traditional rasam let me try..

  5. Thanks PJ, Srivalli, Venna and Padma .

  6. awesome…and very innovative

  7. Thank you Preeti.

  8. Thanks Rajani.

  9. This one s a winner.. would have never imagine a kiwi rasam :).. wow! great job jayanthi!

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  10. Nice twist to the Rasam, I love trying new things, this one I haven’t tried, I am sure going to give this one a go.., let’s see what my kids think 🙂

  11. Thanks Rasi!!!

  12. kiwi rasam…that is really interesting. cant wait to try.

  13. Hi Jayanthi
    First i would like to appreciate your choice of Theme selection…this shows h creative u are…nice to meet you thru BM…
    This Kiwi rasam really sounds so good, the sour n sweet taste of the fruit perfectly suit for the rasam…Brilliant idea!
    Can’t wait for your other recipes:) Good Luck in all your experiment!
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  14. Thank you Manisha and Sangee vijay.

  15. Very innovative ..sorry about the disaster with alu pie..

  16. Thanks Harini….

  17. what a unique idea!!

  18. Thanks Mireille!

  19. LOve the kiwi twist to rasam.

  20. Thanks Suma

  21. Very innovative recipe. Looks delicious.

  22. Thanks Vidhya.

  23. Very innovative recipe.Will try this soon

  24. Sure do and let me know how you liked it. Thanks Sumi.

  25. Disaster’s are part of Kitchen Experiments, but that has never stopped people like us!!!! Very innovative Rasam!!!!

  26. Loved this rasam..was a big hit at home!!

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