Recently, I received a request from one of my readers, for this recipe hence I thought I will post this recipe as I had made this saaru for Ugadi.
Holige Saaru | Obbattu Chaaru Recipe:
1/3 cup Hoorna(filling for Obattu/Holige) * see notes
a small lemon sized Tamarind or 3 tbsp Tamarind pulp
3 tbsp grated fresh coconut
1 tbsp finely chopped Coriander
2 tsp Sambar/Rasam powder *see notes
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp Ghee
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
a sprig of curry leaves
a pinch of Asafoetida
- Add 2 cups of water(strained water from toor dal) to the hoorna and mix well and boil the mixture.
- Once it comes to a boil add grated coconut,chopped coriander,sambar/rasam powder,tamarind pulp,turmeric powder and enough salt and mix well.Let it come to a boil.Taste it now and adjust the seasoning according to your taste buds.In case you need to add more water or tamarind or salt or sambar powder,feel free to add it.This would be sweet,spicy and tangy at the same time,a perfect blend of flavors.
- Mean while heat ghee in a small tadka pan and crackle mustard seeds and add curry leaves and hing and fry for few seconds and add this tadka to the boiling rasam and boil for 1 minute and switch off the flame and keep it covered.
Serve it hot with plain hot rice and some vegetable fry and fryums.
- This saaru(rasam) is made when we make holige or any other sweet like sukkinunde or kadubu where we use the hoorna as filling, the rasam tastes best with the hoorna.In case you want to try this without hoorna,you can replace it with cooked toor dal and add 2 tbsp grated jaggery while boiling the rasam.Though there is a compromise in taste but it is still tastier.
- My mom gives me the sambar powder which can be used as rasam powder.You can easily replace the sambar powder with store bought MTR brand Sambar/Rasam powder.
- For a Vegan version use oil instead of ghee in the seasoning.
I am sending the entries 'Holige Saaru','Sugeelu','Alu fry','Vankaya-Soya Kura','Masala Uthappam' , 'Mamidikaya Vankaya Pappu' , 'Cabbage Chapati' and 'Miriyala Charu' to pari's 'ONLY-SOUTH INDIAN' event.