Appe kayi saaru or mavinakayi saaru or mango rasam is a spicy beverage prepared using wild raw mangoes. Unlike any other rasam, this mango saaru or rasam is served as a soup or beverage in between the meal. Also this rasam is not served along with the rice. Or I have never tasted this rasam with rice.
This Malnad style mango saaru or rasam is very tangy, spicy and filled with asafoetida flavour. Generally on special occasions this rasam is prepared and is served in between a multi-coarse meal. So that it aids digestion and people will die to drink this spicy juice.
Appe mavinakayi is a popular wild mango used for pickles in Malnad region of Karnataka. These appe kayi or appe mavinakayi are used for this rasam, which gives an added flavor. But you can use any raw mango, whcih is soar in taste.
If you are looking for more rasam recipes then do check Doddapathre rasam, Udupi rasam, Cowpea rasam and fenugreek seed rasam recipes. Or if you are looking for more mango recipes then do check Mango pickle, Mango curry and Raw mango chutney recipes.
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 1.5 litre
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