Keerai Rasam (spinach Rasam)
I love Rasam maybe the peppery, spicy feeling it lends to my taste buds makes me fall in love with rasam each time I have it. Back home, my mom only made tomato rasam and that was the only rasam I knew. But my years in Chennai introduced me to an array of rasams. This one was a total surprise. Adding palak to rasam was a novelty. It makes the rasam thicker than normal rasam. I use it as a substitute for sambar and have it with idlis. These days we have a steady supply of spinach in our garden and so I make this more frequently. Tastes divine with rice and papad but as I said above, have it with idlis you will love it. I can't wait to show mom my discoveries with rasams and sambars these days.