Saturday, July 9, 2011

Rasam in a jiffy

Rasam the comfort food from south Indian cuisine. This spicy clear soup is among the first few items I learnt to cook. So here goes the recipe.


Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Peppercorns - 5
Tomato chopped or pureed - 1/2
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Tamarind - 1/2 lemon size
Water - 5 cups
Salt as per taste
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch


1) Heat oil in a deep bottomed vessel, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds once they splutter add red chilli, curry leaves and garlic.
2) Then pour in water and add all the remaining ingredients.
3) Allow to boil nicely for 10-12 minutes, then switch off and garnish with cilantro.


  1. Rasam looks spicy and delicious Savitha.

  2. That sounds so flavorful n hearty!
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  3. I am dreaming how wonderful the taste would be and it is so quick! Amazing photograph of the rasam. I love every bit of your blog. The recipe looks perfect.
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  4. That is a quick rasam recipe. perfect for weeknights :)

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  6. This looks really nice....