Ganji Rasam

Dish name sounds different right!!!Even the recipe also different one....As we know Ganji means the liquid which we get when we boil rice and drain the excess water from it...This way of cooking rice is done in past days.When I was kid my mom made this and I wondered to hear the name and later when I grew up I asked my mom..do we make it with the real Ganji..then she said NO.I asked her then why is the name Ganji Rasam given to this.She said I dont know the reason why is it called like that and who named it.From then I had a special intrest in this dish.Even the taste of this dish is also unique and smells refreshing with flavor of Garlic.Here goes the recipe...
Ingridents:
Grind to Fine Paste:
Grated Coconut:1 cup(I used fresh coconut,fresh coconut gives gud taste)
Seasme Seeds:2 spns
Green Chillies:5-6(adjust acc to ur taste)
Garlic:2 cloves
Raw Rice:1 Fistful
Salt:To taste
For Tempring:
Urad Dal:1 spn
Mustard Seeds:1 spn
Cumin Seeds:1 spn
Curry leaves:6-7
Oil:2 spns
Green Chillies:2 no
Dry red Chillies:3
Drumstick:2 no(trim the edges and cut them to finger size length and boil them in microwave for 4-5 mins)
Procedure:
1.Blend the ingridents mentioned under gring to paste and put aside.
2.Put a pan on flame,add oil,when hot add the cumin seeds and when they splatter add mustard seeds and urad dal fry till they turn golden brown,now add the green chillies,red dry chillies,curry leaves and fry for 2 mins.
3.When done add the ground paste and add 3 cups of water and give it a boil,once it comes to boil add the boiled drumstick pieces,check for the seasonings and adjust if needed,boil it for another 10-15 mins.
4.Turn off the flame and serve it hot with Rice.
I love the refreshing flavor of Garlic in it and cooked Drumstick cooked in coconut paste.Whenever I make this I eat the entire meal with this Rasam.
Variation:
We can even add few crushed garlic to the tempering.

4 comments:

Parita said...

This is new to me..looks flavorful..i just made rasam for dinner..will this soon :)

Divya Vikram said...

Diff recipe.

Prathibha said...

Different one...we call ganji as rice starch..

Ramya said...

Kavya, we use the same ingredients but I do this with a lil bit difference like I boil drumsticks along with lots of garlic in it. After drumsticks are done, I will add the grinded paste to it and finally tampering...will try your way next time.