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Sep 9, 2011

Keralan Varutharacha Rasam

Rasam is one of the easiest dish I can imagine...We used to have rasam daily in our house..Mum used to say that rasam is a must because it helps in digestion..

A Typical lunch in our house will have rice,any strong gravies like sambar or vathakulambu some sidedishes like cabbage,potatoes or beans and the important one rasam and to finish everything a little of curd and pickle....

My mum makes rasam in her own way...But mine is totally different...I always make rasam like this..

Now I have discovered another way of making it...That is a recipe from kerala...This has a nice aroma of coconut oil in it which is traditional in kerala..

So hope you like it...


Tomato-2 chopped
Tamarind / Puli-1 tblspn mixed with some water
Green chilli-2
Curry leaves-2 spring
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 tsp
Coconut oil-2 tblspn
Cilantro/Coriander leaves-a handful

For Rasam paste:

Garlic-6 cloves
Dry Red chilli-3
Cumin seeds /Jeerakam-1 tsp
Coriander seeds / Malli-1 tblspn
Pepper-1 tsp


Grind all the ingrediants given for the rasam paste into a smooth paste by adding some water.

Heat oil in a kadai and add the paste and cook till oil separates..

Throw in the tomato and mix well..Add green chilli and mix well..

Season with salt and sugar and mix well..Pour in tamarind juice and mix well

Pour in enough water and let it come to a boil..

Now add cilantro and curry leaves and switch off the flame..

Serve it with rice..

Take all your ingrediants

Rasam spices
chop up your tomatoes

take all spices in blender

make into a fine paste

Cook that in some oil

till oil separates from this...

Now add in tomatoes

and green chilli...

Season with salt and sugar

mix well

add in tamarind water and lots of water

bring that to boil

add a good amount of cilantro and curry leaves

Mix well


I love to serve it the traditional way

Best served with rice


  1. What a delicious recipe, mouth watering.

  2. Another interesting dish from you:) I inherited from my mum's house to make soup before main meal:))

  3. Rasam looks to be awesomely tasty and comforting. Great clicks.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. @Dzoli yes you could also have this as soup..It taste great

    @Hamaree Rasoi,Nava Krishnan Thanks for your comment

  5. love this version.. nice clicks..

  6. How much time it took to boil after pouring tamarind water in it?

  7. yummy and simple recipe.. nice version


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