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Mavinakayi Saaru | Instant Raw Mango Rasam

Mavinakayi Saaru - slurpy platter

Mavinakayi Saaru (Raw Mango Rasam) is one of the easiest rasam recipes that you can make in 30 minutes and just 5 Ingredients! Tangy, sweet, tart and so very comporting to sip into it as a soup as well as pair it with rice. Quite addictive to say the least. 

Come summer, the mangoes are ubiquitous and you can’t stop indulging in them. The raw mangoes come in as early as Feb end or March to usher in the Lunar New year as per the Hindu almanac. Agree that there are at least 10 variations of mango rasam but this is something I tried and tested 2 years ago and it still remains a family favourite.

This kinda rasam is an instant hit because it involves very minimal work in the kitchen. Esp when you’re super lazy and you need to make a quick meal, this comes in handy.

Mavinakayi Saaru - slurpy platter

If only mangoes were available throughout the year, especially during monsoon and winter I’d sip on this saaru all day long. It doesn’t really have a sharp tangy flavour, the jaggery adds a sweet taste to it which creates a fine balance between other flavours.

But, I’ve tried the raw mango concentrate that is available in Sringeri and Malnad region as it is mostly used very often in the season to make appe saaru which is slightly different from this. I for one, would prefer making the concentrate myself than buy it from the stores. It definitely is a boon for people living outside India and can be used to make instant rasam or an appetising drink before a meal with the concentrate.

Once, I was even surprised to find appe saaru at a wedding that happened in November ( which is not the season for mangoes), upon enquiring with the cooks, they revealed that the concentrate is available throughout the year in Malnad region or the stores in Metros that usually sell the stuff from Malnad.

Mavinakayi Saaru - slurpy platter

You know what’s the best part? This can be sipped on as an appetizer before meal or even as a digestive after meal. Settles it down completely for you. That’s how you say bye bye to flatulence and keep your gut happy and clean.

If you liked this rasam, you might also like:

Mavinakayi Chitranna

Mango Cake with Oats and Chia Seeds

Mavinakayi Saaru - slurpy platter
Mavinakayi Saaru | Instant Raw Mango Rasam
Mavinakayi Saaru (Raw Mango Rasam) is one of the easiest rasam recipes that you can make in 30 minutes and just 5 Ingredients! Tangy, sweet, tart and so very comporting to sip into it as a soup as well as pair it with rice. Quite addictive to say the least. 
Mavinakayi Saaru - slurpy platter
Mavinakayi Saaru | Instant Raw Mango Rasam
Mavinakayi Saaru (Raw Mango Rasam) is one of the easiest rasam recipes that you can make in 30 minutes and just 5 Ingredients! Tangy, sweet, tart and so very comporting to sip into it as a soup as well as pair it with rice. Quite addictive to say the least. 
Servings Prep Time
4Cups 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4Cups 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20Minutes
Ingredients
For Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook the chopped mangoes with a cup of water and turmeric for one whistle. If you don't have a cooker, you can cook it in a saucepan for 10-15 minutes until the mangoes are tender.
  2. Let the mangoes cool completely. Retain the water and grind the cooked mangoes with green chilli and cumin to a fine paste.
  3. Now add the ground paste with water and bring to a boil. Add some more water if you see lumps of the ground paste, give it a quick stir and let the lumps dissolve. Add salt, jaggery and give it a stir.
  4. Meanwhile heat ghee in a small kadai and add the mustard, cumin, let it splutter, add the hing. Finally add the curry leaves and pour it over the rasam mixture. Top it off with fresh coriander.
Recipe Notes

The raw mango should be semi-ripe, as in it should have a green and red tinge. This makes the rasam sweet and sour and tastes great.
Like a similar, instant rasam that can save your day? Check out this Pepper Rasam Recipe.

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