Tuesday, 6 October 2009


Today I was not feeling well and didn't feel like eating anything.I could only think of only one food which fills the stomach and is also a medicine - the one and only Rasam.

What you need to prepare Rasam:
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp (ok if you just have coriander powder)
  • Pepper corn - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin/Jeera seeds - 1/4 tbsp
  • Small onion/cheriya ulli / chinna vengayam - 3
  • Garlic pods - 2
  • Red chilli -2
  • Curry leaves - a few leaves
  • Tamarind - a small piece soaked in water
  • Tomato - 2 nicely chopped
  • Hing / Asafoetida - a small pinch
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

The preparation method:
  • Coarsely grind the small onion,garlic, curry leaves , red chilli,coriander seeds/powder,pepper corn/powder,cumin/jeera ( do not add water while grinding)
  • Heat some oil and splutter mustard seeds.Add the finely chopped tomato and cook till well done.
  • Add the coarsely grinded contents to this and add some water.
  • Add turmeric powder , hing and salt.
  • Now take the tamarind soaked in water.Squeeze the juice out of tamarind and add it to our Rasam along with the water in which it was soaked. 
  • Don't allow the Rasam to boil for long. Once the first bubbles start appearing , switch off the gas.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and Rasam is ready is to served hot with rice!
  • I am already feeling good just by smelling the aroma of Rasam


  1. We tried it today...it was a real yum..yummy!!!

  2. This came out very well for me,I think this is the first veg recipe i tried from your collection -:).Thanks !


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