Watermelon rasam is a thin, watery, fruit based rasam or soup made in South India.It is a spicy, sweet, tangy soup which is gluten free. It usually accompanies hot steaming rice in a lunch menu, but also can be relished as a soup. It is vegan friendly.
What is rasam?
Rasam /Saaru / Chaaru is a thin watery soup of South Indian origin. It is traditionally prepared using tamarind extract/juice as a base, with an addition of tomatoes, chili peppers and spices like cumin and coriander seeds as seasoning.
What are the different varieties of rasam?
You can make any number of instant rasam’s if you have your homemade rasam powder ready. I prefer homemade spice powders, since the aroma from freshly made spices taste better then the one’s sitting in the store aisle for months together.
How is rasam consumed in South India?
In Sanskrit, rasam means “the essential products of digestion.”
How to make Watermelon Rasam?
4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories481
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 6g 10%
- Saturated Fat 3g 15%
- Cholesterol 13mg 5%
- Sodium 26mg 2%
- Potassium 48mg 2%
- Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Sugars 1g
- Protein 1g 2%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
List of my recipes using watermelon
Watermelon is a delicious low calorie treat with numerous health benefits.It is abundant during summer season.There are so many ways you can use watermelon in your recipes, listed below are some of the recipes, I have used watermelon in summer .
- Watermelon Feta Mint salad
- Watermelon cooler
- Watermelon Chia juice
- Watermelon Lemonade
- Watermelon Mint Sherbet
- Homemade Watermelon Popsicles
- Watermelon rasam
The Bottom Line
Would you try to make this spicy sweet, tangy Watermelon rasam/soup this summer? Share with us the different ways you have used watermelon this season.
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