Orange rasam/ Orange saaru

Having a question of finishing juicy yet very sour oranges? Are you looking for any recipe other than orange juice? Looking for something hot drink out of oranges to sip on like soup? Here is the answer, very quick to make & at the same time tasty stew/ soup with oranges! Soothing for one’s throat in the cold winter evenings! It makes a combination to rice as well. Check for one similar recipe of lemon rasam.

Orange rasam

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2
Orange – 1-2 (Use 1 if it is very sour)
Water – 2 glasses
Jaggery – 1-2 tsp
Green chilli – 1 or 2 (to taste) or ½ tsp chilli powder
Salt – to taste
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Cooking Oil – 1 tsp (coconut oil preferred)
Dry red chilli – 1 (optional)
Coriander leaves – 1 tsp finely chopped (optional)

  • Boil water,salt, jaggery and chilli powder/ slit green chillis in a vessel. It will take just 4-5 minutes.
  • Switch off the stove. Cut the orange from the centre (like how you cut lemon to squeeze), remove seeds and squeeze to extract the juice completely. Add this juice to the boiled rasam.
  • Prepare a seasoning with oil, mustard, minced dry red chilli and curry leaves. Add to the rasam. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot rasam with rice or have as soup.
Orange saaru