Jeera Rasam

South Indian Jeera Rasam – Have it as a soup or with rice

Jeera Rasam Recipe | Pepper Cumin Seeds Rasam (Spicy South Indian Soup) - Foodomania.comJeera Rasam particularly makes me feel good when I have a cold. It is a spicy tamarind based soup flavored with cumin, and hence the name Jeera Rasam (Cumin Seeds Soup). You’ll be surprised to discover just how easy and quick it is to make this soup. It also takes only a handful of ingredients to make. Rasam Powder blend is readily available in the market or you can make your own at home.

You can drink this as a hot and clear soup. Or you can add some hot rice to it and serve with some stir-fried veggies like eggplant or okra or potatoes.     (more…)

Barley Vegetable Soup

Brimming with veggies & barley, this delicious, hearty and filling barley vegetable soup is positively packed with healthy goodness!

Barley Vegetable Soup Recipe | Vegetarian Healthy Soups written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

The very first “Barley Recipe” on this blog. I really am growing up!

What I really like about this older me is that I’m starting to appreciate grains other than wheat and rice. There was a time when I pledged my love for rice and couldn’t imagine a healthier substitute to my meals. But this barley vegetable soup left me incredibly surprised. All my initial apprehensions were put to rest when I devoured spoonful after spoonfuls of this filling soup. This soup scores extra points in texture, taste and ease of preparation.

It is a New Year. And that means making small changes to make it a healthier year.  I almost always make it a point to make some healthy changes… always on a quest to take off a few pounds and live a healthier, more energetic life. And this soup is just perfect for whatever health goals you have. All you need is a pot, some fresh herbs & veggies and Barley! Let’s go! (more…)

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Aromatic roasted vegetable soup with with intense flavors of the roasted veggies is a healthy and hearty dish to include in your daily diet.

Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe | Healthy Vegetarian Soups written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

1) Use up all the vegetables in your fridge

2) Dump them onto a baking sheet and roast for about 30 minutes.

3) Grind to a soup and flavor with salt and pepper.

Lo & Behold! You have a healthy and hearty soup ready! I’m an ardent soup drinker. And tomato veggie soup is used to be my favorite…. until I found out this gem. Roasting the veggies in the oven (or the grill) to let it caramelize and develop a smoky flavor just amplifies the flavor of this soup by a 100 notches! So intense is the flavor that you don’t really need much to season it. Just some salt and pepper would give you an aromatic bowl of roasted vegetable soup that you’re guaranteed to love! And serve it with some crusty wholewheat bread to have a wholesome meal in itself!   (more…)

Mysore Rasam

The aroma of freshly ground spices in this Mysore Rasam will enchant your taste-buds like no other South Indian Rasam ever has!

Mysore Rasam Recipe | South Indian Rasam with Arachuvitta Coconut    Wait, did I just indicate that this Rasam is the BEST rasam in the world? Yea-huh, I think I just did. Of all the flavorful broths in the South Indian cuisine, Mysore Rasam (in my opinion) is the King.

Made with freshly ground spices and coconut in a tamarind based stock, this rasam served with hot rice and some crispy stir fried potatoes makes an awesome lunch or dinner meal. Even if you want to avoid the carb in rice, you can drink this lentil soup like broth as is… It is an instant energizer! In almost every South Indian function, you’d find this Mysore Rasam as a part of the meal.  (more…)