Saturday, November 22, 2008

Chettinadu Chicken or Mutton Rasam (soup)

Chicken Rasam is one of Chetinnadu specials!!! I learnt this rasam from a chef who is working in Gourmet Kama restaurant in Aberdeen. This recipe can be used for both mutton or chicken. This rasam or soup would be one of the best remedies for cold. I personally prefer mutton for this recipe!!!!. Mutton Rasam and chicken chukka is a combination to beat!!!!


1/2 kg chicken or mutton ( with bones)

5 shallots ( chinna vengayam)

1 tbsp pepper powder

1 tbsp cumin powder

1 tomato

2 greenchillies

5 flakes garlic

1' ginger

1 tsp redchilli powder

1 tsp dhaniya powder

2 cloves

1' cinnamon sticks

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp lime juice

oil for seasoning

salt to taste


Use small pieces of chicken or mutton with bones. Boneless meat doesn't give much flavour to this rasam!! Gringdginger and garlic to a fine paste.

Heat oil, add cloves and cinnamon sticks. Add shallots and fry for few minutes. Add Ginger garlic paste, fry till the raw smell vanishes... Add tomatoes and greenchillies and fry for 1o mts. Transfer this mixture to a cooker, along with chicken or mutton. Add Spice powder and add 2 cups of water( alter according to ur taste, u can have it slightly thicker consistency for rice, whereas for the soup it has to be watery). Leave it for minimum of 6 whistles ( cooking time depends on quality of the mutton). Remove from heat, once the pressure is down add little bit of lime juice ( optional) and Garnish with cilantro...

Serve hot with crushed pepper!!!!!

Note: U can filter the rasam, and have it as a soup!!!



Looks yummy, I am gonna try this today


This must be a Delicious one, never tried this dish! can't wait to taste this.

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