Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Milagu Jeeraga Rasam (Rasam with pepper and cumin)

Rasam is a dish that is usually very comforting to have when you feel poorly. This rasam is particularly very pleasing to you when you are down with cold. It is also served as a postpartum meal.

My son is a huge fan of rasam. This is by far the best rasam I have made for him. He kept asking for more rice.. Loved the feeling.... Adapted from Meenakshi Ammal 'Samaythu Par'


Cumin 1 tsp
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies 1
Toor Dal 1 tsp
Rasam Powder 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves few
Tamarind Paste 1/2 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation

1. Coarsely grind pepper, cumin and toor dal.

2. In a pot, take 1 cup of water. Add the powder along with tamarind paste, rasam powder, curry leaves and salt.

3. Bring it to a boil and then let it boil till the raw smell of rasam powder is gone (a few minutes).

4. Add 2 more cups of water and boil till it froths. Switch off.

5. In a small pan, add Ghee. Add Mustard seeds. When it sputters, add more curry leaves. Pour into the rasam pot.

Enjoy with warm rice and some dry side like potato, carrot, okra etc.