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One again from my earlier posts

This rasam is good for cold,cough and fever . It will boast up our energy during sickness .

Tomato - 2 small
Tamarind juice - 3 tbsps

Salt to taste
Curry and coriander leaves

Red chillies - 2
Mustard,Turmeric powder,Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp

Asafoetida as required
Garlic cloves - 3 mashed

Rasam Powder :
Powder pepper and jeera in 1 : (1/2) proportion
Dried Ginger Powder - 1 tsp


1) Heat oil in a kadai.Add mustard,methi seeds,red chillies,garlic,curry leaves and fry for a minute.
2) Then add mashed tomato and fry for 3 minutes till tomato is partly-cooked.
3) Add a cup of water and tamarind juice.
4) Then add rasam powder,ginger powder ,asafoetida and turmeric powder.
5) Allow to boil.When is starts boiling well with bubbles,wait for a minute and turn off the flame.Add coriander leaves before removing from the flame.
6) Pour rasam to a big bowl with salt in it.

Serve hot with rice.

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Hot and steaming pepper rasam...
Savi-Ruchi said…
Because of the extreme weather here, my family calls out for pepper rasam every now & then :) This recipe looks a bit different than what I make. Shall try this sometime.
Unknown said…
steaming hot rasam :) perfect click
Unknown said…
i just love it whenever i feel sick.. health booster :)
Janani said…
so good for this winter here. I love the way u have captured that hot flame.
Gajus kitchen said…
Piping hot rasam looks great.I make pepper rasam but in a different way without adding tomatoes and garlic... would like to try this recipe
Gajus kitchen said…
Piping hot rasam looks great.
Priya Suresh said…
Will definitely sooth my sore throat,love it.
Unknown said…
My fav rasam .. looks very hot & yummy..
Unknown said…
Yum and tangy rasam, always a comfort food
Healthy rasam.. I normally drink this like soup
Rachel said…
Yum!!! I could sure use this now. Awesome blog!
Ruxana Gafoor said…
Wow ! steaming rasam for the winter here..
Unknown said…
Wow...I love to pour more rasam for small amount of rice and let it soak for a while before eating...
divya said…
delectable n delicious :)
cookbookjaleela said…
aahaa rasam aavi prakka irukku.
appadiyee kudissiduveen
Hema said…
The steaming hot cup of rasam looks very inviting..
Comforting rasam for any time of day. Very good post shama.
Hot yummy rasam...will be nice for this season....just a papas with it would be great...:-)


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Red Chillies - 25 gms
Coriander seeds - 15 gms
Cumin seeds - 10 gms
Black Pepper- 10 gms
Biriyani Leaf- 3
Cloves - 10 gms
Dried and fried Garlic cloves - 10 nos
Cinnamon sticks - few
Staranise - few
Dried Mint - 5 tsps
Kasthuri Methi - few 
Mustard - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 5 gms
Kuskus - 1 tsp


1) Dry fry them one by one and grind them to a fine powder with sufficient salt.
2) Store them in an air tight container.

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