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Orange Peel Rasam

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Orange peels are rich in anti-oxidants and helps in digestion related issues. Normally these are thrown away but here is a recipe that helps you get the most from these rich peels. The Orange Peel Rasam is unique and flavourful. Serve with hot rice.

Orange Peel Rasam

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  • Orange Peel – 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind – Lemon Sized Ball
  • Tomato – 1
  • Rasam Powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves – Few
  • Curry Leaves – Few
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida –  1 tsp


  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice .
  2. Cut the orange skin into strips.
  3. heat a pan under medium flame.
  4. Add ghee or oil and roast the orange strips until crisp.
  5. Keep it aside.
  6. To the same pan, add the chopped tomato and cook until mushy.
  7. Add the tamarind water along with 2 cups of water and let it boil.
  8. Add the turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and allow it to boil.
  9. Add the rasam powder and boil it.
  10. Add the cooked orange peels and simmer the flame.
  11. When it bubbles, switch off the flame.
  12. Heat a small pan and add oil or ghee to it.
  13. Temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves in ghee and pour in on top of the rasam.
  14. Serve hot with rice and papad.



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