Day 10: R is for…. rasam

Steaming rice and rasam = comfort food = balm for a troubled soul = salve for an upset tummy = a feeling of having arrived home

What you see in the picture above is vepampoo rasam, or rasam made from the flowers of the neem tree. A simple thing to make, the taste and joy it offers is unparallelled.


For the December Photo-A-Day Challenge on Fat Mum Slim. The theme for today is ‘R for….’


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Ramya says:

    Smells heavenly right from the PC ๐Ÿ™‚ TGND, is this “eeya sombu” or “Eeya paathram” in which you made this rasam? I melted (yes, yes, I put the empty eeya sombu on gas and in a femto second, the sombu melted (:(:) . I’m looking to replace it..Did you buy this paathram (if it is eeya paathram) here in Blore? If so, can you give me pointers.

    1. @Ramya

      Nope, I don’t have an eeya sombu or an eeya pathram. Have heard loads about the wonders of making rasam in an eeya sombu but, sadly, I haven’t even seen one till date. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ If you get to know where I can find one in Bangalore, do let me know too – I would love to invest in one! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Actually don’t buy eeya sombus/pathrams. They do impart a special taste to rasam, but its recently been found that since its made of lead (eeyam is lead or an alloy of lead), its actually very dangerous to eat something made in it. My mother and grandmother threw away their eeya sombus ever since we heard of this.

        Rasam looks delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. @Perspectivesandprejudices

        Ooh. I didn’t know that. Thanks for letting us know!


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