Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Jeera Milagu Rasam (black peppercorns, cumin seeds rasam)

Tamarind - 1 medium gooseberry size
Black peppercorns - 2 tsps
Jeera (cumin seeds) - 2 tsps
Hing (asafoetida) - 1/2 tsp
Haldi powder (turmeric) -1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - as required
Ghee for seasoning.

Make a thick extract of tamarind and in a dry grinder powder the peppercorns, jeera along with curry leaves since it will give a good flavour.
Now take any vessel pour the tamarind water and the coarse powders, salt, turmeric powder,hing and allow it to boil.
Add some more water and allow it to boil.
You will get a strong aroma and flavour of the boiling rasam
After it has boiled and heated well, remove from fire.
Now if you want add some coriander leaves to it .
Take a kadai add some ghee and season with mustard seeds and 3-4 curry leaves,which will enhance the taste and smell of the rasam.

This rasam can be had as a soup if you want to as it will be very refreshing ,and also when you have nasal cold or fever, this rasam will be soothing and tasteful to your tongue you will love it
since during fever our tongue gives a bitter taste when we eat something. This rasam will be very strong and give a good taste to your taste buds.

You can also have it with rice and some dry curry or even pappad.


  1. Oh!!! the tang is on my taste buds now...hmmm........


  2. yummy ...good with hot rice or drink like a soup

  3. I love this rasam.. feels really good especially when I have a cold/sore throat :-)

  4. Best medicine for cold...yummy rasam..

  5. yummy rasam to have it with rice.

  6. perfect for the winter...such a coincidence..i made lemon rasam

  7. Such a comfort rasam ... perfect for winter.

  8. Comfort Yum and healthy!!Perfect for this weather and for me 2 coz not feeling well.:)

  9. Comfort meal of the day...rasam is the best.

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  11. I love rasam very much. It looks mouth watering. Rasam is good for cough and cold.

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  13. Healthy and perfect rasam....

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  15. This is my comfort rasam. Love the aroma and spices. Very drinkable. I will land myself at your place when I transit Dubai, 16 hours and Emirates Airlines visa on hand :)just to have this!

  16. Perfect for the season!Looks very apetizing!

  17. love the rasam..i rem my sister she will just drink rasama after lunch

  18. What a flavorful and healthy rasam!

  19. Yum yum! Love this rasam!! Absolutely delicious!