Thannimathan Rasam (Watermelon rasam)
I have heard friends talk about this new rasam recipe that has been floating around. As I have always said the only rasam I grew up having was tomato rasam but having lived in Karnataka for 6 years I have come across so many types of rasams and this one made with watermelon totally blew me off. I did not follow any recipe I just pureed the watermelon and followed my basic rasam recipe. One thing I noticed is that the quality of your watermelon is what makes this rasam a success, a bad quality one will not lend the sweetness and flavour of watermelon to the rasam so only prepare this with the best watermelon. Go low on spices because watermelon has subtle flavours and the spices should not take this away.