Dec 10, 2013

Malli Rasam / Kothamalli Rasam / Coriander Rasam / Coriander Seed Rasam / Malli Saaru

I love making different type of rasam. You can know my love for rasam through this post. I still have lots of rasam recipes on my mind. Will share them all with you soon. My favorite of all those rasam is plain tomato rasam which i am yet to post. We make this simple rasam often and it is my sister's favorite, she can just have this with plain rice and eat it as it is. 

This rasam came to my mind on one fine day. I always love adding lots of coriander leaves in my rasam, So i thought of adding crushed coriander seeds to give more flavour to the rasam. And when i added it, i absolutely loved the aroma and enjoyed it to the core. So try this out and let me know how it turned out.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves - 4 to 5


Coriander Seeds / Mullu Malli - 2 tblspn
Garlic - 6 cloves
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida Powder / Hing / Kaya podi - 1/4 tsp
Tomato - 1 large chopped
Green Chilli - 2 pricked slightly with a knife
Tamarind - a small lemon size / 1 to 2 tblpsn of pulp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves a handful finely chopped
Oil - 1 tblspn 
Water - 2 to 3 cups


If you are using whole tamarind, soak them in water for 10 mins and squeeze the juice out.

In a mortar and pestle, crush coriander seeds lightly, remove it to a bowl. Now lightly crush the garlic cloves too. 

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in cumin seeds and asafoetida. Let them sizzle for few seconds.

Now add in the crushed coriander and garlic cloves. Fry them for few more mins.

Now add in tomatoes, green chilli and toss well in the oil.

Add in the chilli powder, pepper powder, salt and sugar. Mix well.

Pour in water, tamarind juice and mix well. bring everything to a boil. 

Once it reaches a boil. Turn the flame off and add lots of coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice.

Take coriander seeds in a mortar

Crush it

Take garlic in a mortar

Crush it

Heat oil in a kadai

Add a tsp of cumin

Add asafoetida powder

Add the crushed coriander seeds

Crushed garlic goes in next

Fry them all together

Add in tomatoes

Now add in salt, sugar, chilli and pepper powder

Give them a good mix

Add couple of green chillies

Pour in water

Add tamarind pulp

Mix well

Bring everything to a boil

Add lots of coriander leaves

Switch off the flame


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  1. Hi,
    Firstly I wud like to thank u for giving us such wonderful recipes.tried ur coriander rasam today n it became an instant hubby really enjoyed it..thank you

  2. Dear Aarthi

    I have been looking through some of your recipes and I have tried some from your recipes and loved it ! Thanks so much for sharing step by step recipes for us. Yesterday I did the coriander rasam and love it and ate it with the chicken pilaf from your recipe, will be trying out more recipes from you, thank you so much !

  3. I wud like to thank u for giving us such a classic recipes.tried ur coriander rasam n it became an awesome.. .my hubby really enjoyed it..thank you keep rocking!


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