Passion Fruit Saaru/ Rasam

We get good number of passion fruits from a climber plant in our garden. One day, a question rose in my mind that why we can’t use these fruits for anything other than juice and cakes. I thought it can be used very similar to pineapple as tangy taste resembles one another. So very next day I had the simplest, quick recipe of passion fruit rasam in my hand. The taste was amazing and it repeated many times thereafter as it takes just 5-10 mins to prepare. It acts as a good appetizer too.

Cooking time: 5 mins
Yields: 4 bowls/ 300ml

Passion Fruit – 1
Water – 3 cups
Jaggery – lemon sized piece/ 4 big spoons (if powder), Adjust according to taste
Green Chillis – 2
Chilli powder – ¼ spoon
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 spoon
Mustard – ½ spoon
Red chilli -1
Curry leaves – 1 strand
Garlic – 4 cloves (optional)


Cut passion fruit into halves and extract the pulp with seeds. In a vessel, add water, passion fruit pulp, salt, slit green chillis, jaggery, chilli powder. Boil this mixture for 4-5 mins. Temper with oil, mustard, red chilli and crushed garlics. Add curry leaves at the end. Simple saaru is ready to serve with rice and any vegetable fry. You can also enjoy this as hot soup. 


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