Rasam 1

Rasam is a South Indian style Soup, which is made with Tomato & Spices .

I still remember, when I get sick (like cough & cold ) my Mom always used to make Rasam & make me drink it . Rasam  always helps to opens my sinus . Still now, when I get sick I always make Rasam .

Rasam is also a very good combination with fried foods . When I make Fish fry or Chicken fry I always make Rasam as a side dish, its a popular combination in my Home .

Ingredients needed to make Rasam :

5-6 Tomato, diced

3-4 Shallots, crushed

4-5cloves of Garlic, crushed

1/2inch of Ginger, crushed or mashed

1/4tsp Mustard Seed

Pinch of Methi/Fenugreek Seeds

1/4tsp Cumin/Jeera

1-2tsp Coriander Powder

1/2tsp Chilli Powder

1/4tsp Turmeric Powder

Crushed Black Pepper

1/2tsp Hing/Asafoetida


Tamarind Juice / Concentrate

Curry Leaves

Coriander Leaves


Coconut Oil




Method :

Heat some Oil in a pan & add Mustard seeds .

Allow it to pop & then add Cumin & Fenugreek seeds .

Add Shallots, Ginger, Garlic & Curry Leaves .

Sauté for few seconds & add all the powder’s (Chilli, Turmeric , Coriander, Black Pepper & Hing ).

Sauté for few seconds & then add Tomatoes & Salt .

Mix everything well & allow Tomatoes to cook down .

Add Tamarind water ( refer the *notes) .

Boil everything together & if needed add more Water .

Taste & make sure everything is perfect .

Turn the Gas off & garnish with Coriander leaves .


Rasam 2


Serve it hot with Rice or serve it as a Soup .

I served my Rasam with Rice, Pork Fry & Snow Peas .



*Note :

Its always better to crush or mash Ginger & Garlic ( rather than paste )while You make Rasam . It will comfort Your throat & will also good for clearing Your sinus when You have cough & cold .

I always use Tamarind concentrate for all my cooking . Usually before adding to any gravy or curries I usually dilute it with some Water .

For this recipe I took 1/2tsp of Tamarind concentrate & mixed it with 1/2cup of Water .

After cooking Rasam, always remember to taste it . Sometimes You will need more Black Pepper & Hing . Always adjust spices according to Your taste buds .


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