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Tuesday, September 22, 2009



Sometimes, you do not feel like eating (Anna dwesham), OR you"ll not have a taste in your tongue due to some illness, OR morning sickness when pregnant OR may be a stomach upset, OR want to eat something light after a party or function, a tumbler of this rasam will help you. You can mix it with rice also.


Tamarind - half the size of a lemon
Dry red chillies - 1 or 2
Jeera - 2 tsp.
Ghee - 1/2 tsp.
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.


Grind together jeera and chillies using little water to a paste or powder jeera and chillies
coarsely.(DO NOT SAUTE IN OIL)

In a vessel, pour a cup of water, add tamarind, salt and hing and let it boil for a while till it reduces to half. Now add the coarsely ground powder or paste and allow it to boil for sometime. You can smell a nice aroma. Now pour in 3 cups of water and when frothy, remove from fire. Keep aside. In a pan, heat ghee, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and pour over the rasam.


  1. Simple and easy rasam...looks comforting :)

  2. Nice post ...Never had this but looks delicious ... Will try ...

  3. Tnx for sharing such a simple&useful rasam...

  4. shanthi, it is saatru amudhu :)

  5. Vivek,
    Thank you for your comment. Hope you didn't see my general pandigai menu. I have written about it there.

  6. Hi

    It was really very nice visiting ur blog:) Today was the first day i tried one your recipe Jeera rasam:) I must say it came out really well...thank you and keep up the good work...i c tht u have completed ur 250th post CONGRATULATIONS!!!! have a nice day!!!

  7. Thank you for this excelent rasam it really helped my "mourning" sickness


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