Today I have for you all an easy peasy flavorful ” Betel leaves Rasam / Veeledele Leaves Rasam ” a great dish to tickle your taste buds and an excellent home remedy for indigestion vows. If you are fighting that guilt of overindulgence / suffering from indigestion/craving for some simple comfort food … this betel leaves rasam is perfect for it. It’s unique .. easy .. simple and full of flavours.
Rasam is the most popular south Indian accompaniment which pairs nicely with rice as well as soup/appetizer. There are many types of rasam one can make. I have shared before Udupi rasam, Jack fruit seeds rasam, Pudina rasam, pepper rasam etc and today the chosen one is Beetel leaves Rasam.
Beetel leaves are called as veeledele in Kannada and are a must for any auspicious occasions be it for wedding, festival, pooja etc. It is a part of tambula/ kalasa during those rituals. They are not only auspicious .. but healthy too. Betel leaves along with chuna is given to new lactating moms everyday post-lunch as it aids in milk production. They aid in digestion, good for weight loss, cold cough, oral health and diabetes too ..no wonder these heart-shaped leaves are part of our age-old tradition since long.
Few simple points to note while this Betel Rasam are as follows :
- Instead of hing .. you can add few garlic flakes
- If you want you can add 1-2 tbsp cooked tuvar dal too .
- If the betel leaves are too matured .. discard the thick centre stem of the leaf . Else rasam might turn little bitter .
So next time you have few betel leaves in hand, Do try once n I’m damn sure.. you will like it…