Friday, November 7, 2008



Tamarind - A lemon size
Tomato - 2(medium size)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Hing - A pinch
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 4 nos(peal off the skin)
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli - 2 nos
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few


1. Soak the tamarind in water for 20 mins and extract the juice adding 2 cups of water.
2. Now smash the tomato and mix with the tamarind juice.
3. Grind cumin seeds, pepper and garlic together and add to the mixture.
4. Add curry leaves and coriander leaves.
5. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, and add red chillies.
6. Now add the tamarind juice mixture and add turmeric, hing and salt and stir once.
7. Heat until it start to boil, turn off immediately, if not taste will differ.


Best for digestion, and has high medicinal value. If you have cold add pepper more to this rasam and have. Pepper clears the throat and helps to recover soon from cold. If you have fever, we like to have something in bitter taste. This is easy to digest and you can have at that time.