Apr 7, 2015

Veppam Poo Rasam Recipe / Neem Flower Rasam Recipe

Neem Flower / Veppam Poo is one of the medicinal ingredient. It helps in digestion and cleans stomach. Try to include it in your diet atleast once a week.

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Hope you will give this a try and give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves : 4


Dry Neem Flower / Veppam Poo- 1 tblspsn
Tamarind a small gooseberry size
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Water - 2 cup

For Seasoning:

Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Dry Red Chilli - 3 broken
Curry leaves a handful


Soak tamarind in water for 10 mins. Squeeze and strain the water. Set aside.

Dry roast neem flower in a pan for 2 to 3 mins. Set aside.

Heat ghee in a pan, add in all the seasoning ingredients. Fry for a min.

Pour in tamarind water, salt, sugar and bring it to a boil.

Once it boils, add in neem flower and turn off the heat.

Serve with rice.

Take all your ingredients

Take tamarind in a bowl

Cover with water and soak it for 10 mins

Now squeeze the pulp from tamarind and strain the juice

This is dried neem flower

dry roast them in a pan till it smells good

set aside

heat ghee in a pan

Add in mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and toor dal

add in broken dry red chillies

add in little asafoetida

add a little curry leaves

Saute for a min

Now it has turned golden

Pour the tamarind juice

Add in little salt and sugar

mix well

bring it to a boil

now add in neem flower and turn off the heat

Serve with rice..


  1. Lovely and tangy looking rasam. Excellent preparation.

  2. Hi Ms.Aarthi,
    I tried this rasam today, it' s lovely and very easy to make. This is the first time I made veppam poo rasam, my husband love it. Thank you for such wonderful recipe.

    Shah Alam, Malaysia.

  3. Hi Aarthi
    Can we use fresh veppam poo? If can use how to add? Is the same procedure?

  4. @Magesh Babu KHere is the link


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