Nimbe Saaru ~ Clear Soup

'No Milk' 'No Yogurt' 'No coconut' there were many on 'No' list. Nope..I am not talking about Veda's Challenge event..I am recovering from food infection :( . Doctor gave me a list of 'No' eating foods and said "please do yourself a favor" don't eat these foods for next few days till your intestine recovers :( Stay on clear soups! CLEAR SOUPS! for how many days ....? there came a calm answer 'as many days as your intestine takes to recover' :) gosh!!! was my response to myself :( My troubled stomach groaned for food..no coffee too....I ran my hand over my stomach and said to it :P Well, I was pondering how to gulp in CLEAR SOUP.


Nimbe Saaru (patient's friend) came to my rescue! I just indulged myself drinking it added little well mashed rice to it and it was perfect. This is a 'nothing exotic' recipe but I thought of blogging to it for my future reference.

Nimbe Saaru

You need the following :

Toordal : 1tbsp
Water : 500 ml
Turmeric : 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves : 4 leaves
Coriander Leaves : 1 tsp (chopped)
Lemon Juice from 1 lemon
Salt

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Oggarane/ Tadka
1 tsp oil, Cumin - 10-12 grains, red chillies broken - 1 small piece,

Method :

1.Pressure cook Toordal in 500 ml water with turmeric and curry leaves.
2.When the pressure is down, remove the vessel and separate the water from dal. Mash dal well with the help of a spoon. Mix dal and water.
3.Heat a tsp of oil in a pan. Add cumin, sautee and add red chilli piece mix well to coat the oil over chilli. Add dal and water mix.
4.Add salt and bring the mixture to boil. Taste the soup for salt. Switch off and add lemon juice and chopped coriander juice. Mix and let the saaru/soup sit for next 10 mins before you scoop into a bowl and gulp it down.
5. You can mash rice well and add this soup and enjoy it!!

I simply loved both the pics so have put them in.....

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Here is my precious kitchen treasure...My Akki Rotti Pan ;) for Kitchen treasures event hosted by Dibs and Chitra at Chitra Ammas Kitchen.

This is a cast iron pan which is specifically made for Akki Rotti. We call it banale (pan) rotti or thalipet (in Chitradurga Davangere sides..) . These pans are very thin. The picture shown below is the thickest akki rotti pan I have come accross but, I had no choice but buying it as I had no time to hunt for the thinnest one. We come from a family of traders/merchants. Oil tins were in abundance at grandmothers place. Empty oil tins were given to a shop (don't remember this specific clan name now) where they artistically made round rotti pans. They were again washed cleaned and given a bath with several changes of rice water then oiled and made rottis. Now..all these efforts were certainly fruitfull when one eats thin, crisp, rotti aaahhhaa..is all I can say in appreciation to my granny made akki rotti.

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How thick is my rotti pan? see it here...
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They go to Dibs for their Kitchen treasure hunt event..

36 comments:

G.Pavani said...

looks colurful n yummy .. i will try it

sowmya said...

Rasam is always good at any time...I hope you are ok now..
nice entry for the kitchen treasure event..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Take care dear...
I love the colour of ur rasam and looks so clear!!!
Akki roti pan is sure a treasure

Shama Nagarajan said...

colourful rasam..yummy

Premyscakes said...

Rasam is always my fav. By seeing your rasam felt like having a sip.

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks colourful & awesome.. nice entry...

Priya said...

Hi Lg..take care of u..clear soup looks great..akki roti pan is surely a real treasure..

rekhas kitchen said...

ooo so h r u now TC lakshmi saaru super aagide ooh u know telugu nice to know that dear

smn said...

Hey thanksri..that clarification will omit pudina..

Nanu nimbu saarige tour dal hakalla.. and i make it sweet my all time fav saaru it is. Drink it with buttermilk very nice combo..

Nice entry for the kithen tressure

Happy cook said...

Wow i love the colour of the soup, it indeed look healthy. When my docotr say don't eat something, then i have this huge graving for them.
Hope you will feel better soon.
I feel sorry that you have to eat this soup everyday for the nxt few daays. Not that it is not bad, i am sure it taste good, just that i would want that you eat something more than this soon.

Pallavi said...

sorry to hear that you aren't doing well. the soup looks great. it should make you feel better in no time :)

Cham said...

Take care Lak! The soup is extremely clear so better way to loose weight!
Akki roti pan is cast iron? i ve one for dosa (pretty heavy) real treasure..

Uma said...

So refreshing soup for winter days! Take care!

DEESHA said...

i lovve nimbe saaru .. i do make it once in a while .. looks yummm

LG said...

@ HC,

Even I crave for all things which falls in NO list esp when forbidden from eating :D human psychology I think :P

@ All,

Thanks ya for coming by and appreciating.

Ramya Bala said...

isnt it like..nimbu rasam..yeah its nimbu rasam..luv it LG

Sushma said...

take care & recover soon...
oorige bere horatiddira..
rasam looks quite impressive, ide tara appe huli kooda madthare..

Shifa Firoz said...

my son is goign to love this! im going to make it aafter eid :)

Madhu said...

Oh wow looks so tempting and comforting at the same time Lakshmi,i can drink like that from the bowl,no spoon required.
Take care..

Divya said...

Slurp.. Slurp... Slurp...! Wish I could have some now! Loved your entry!

Indrani said...

very tempting soup, LG...nice colour...hope you are doing well now

Uj said...

Rasam looks very nice.. My hubby loves lemon.. will try your recipe..Thanks dear..Nice pic

Smitha said...

Ultimate comfort food ri...

Smitha said...

Btw Lakshmi, wishing you a speedy recovery!! Vacation putri maja togobeku andre you have to abstain from all those goodies ri!!
Wish you better luck .. maja madi.

anudivya said...

Love your Akki roti pan... I wish I had one.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Hm.. lemony color lemony taste and lemony crystal clear rasam always comforts with.....

notyet100 said...

nice colour of nimbu saaru,..looks really healthy an dyum....thnks for the rcipe,,..and nice info on akki roti pan,..;-)

rekhas kitchen said...

hey lakshmi h r u

TheKeyBunch said...

I remember relishing this soup made by my friend's granny during my college days. Feels good and nostaligicto see the recipe again.......

Purva Desai said...

Hope you are recovering dear...hoping for ur speedy recovery..take care
Nimbe saaru sounds healthy and simple and it has come at the right time when I am off milk, wheat, coconut all high carb food...

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Adlak's tiny world said...

There is something new and spl in my blog waiting for yr arrival dear....

romaspace said...

hey! Your Nimbu Saaru looks clear and so appetizing! I think I would love to have a cup of it right away.

farida said...

We make clear soup that is somewhat similar to yours - we add saffron to it. Your looks great!

Sunshinemom said...

Very nice click and a lovely saaru! Hope you have recovered completely now!

Shilpa said...

I tried this recipe akka. It was yummy! Complete soul food:)Thanks

LG said...

@Shilpa,

Thanks for the feedback. I am happy to know :)