May 25, 2015

Karpooravalli Leaves Rasam Recipe / Omavalli Rasam Recipe - - Country Borage Recipes

Kapooravalli leaves has many medicinal uses, they are so easy to grow at home. Just plant a stem and they will grow from that into abundance. You can just cut the leaves from it and use it.

Medicinal uses of karpooravalli leaves
1)It relieves cold and cough, when boiled in some water and consumed.
2)Cures stomach ache.
3)Controls dysentry.
4)Apple the crushed juices from the leaves on babies chest to get relief from congestion
5)Consuming this leaf regularly helps in weight loss.
6)Helps in digestion


This is second recipe which i made yesterday in my perimma's house. I wanted to make as many recipes as possible using the medicinal aromatic leaves. The rasam turned out so delicious and soupy..You can even drink it as soup..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 5 mins
Serves : 4


Tomatoes - 1 large
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Jaggery / Sarkarai a small piece
Water as needed
Karpooravalli Leaves / Omavalli - 4

For Masala:
Black Pepper - 1 tsp
Green Chilli - 1 or 2
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3 cloves
Karpooravalli Leaves / Omavalli - 4

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Dry Red Chillies - 2


Take all the ingredients for the masala in a blender and crush them lightly.

Take tomatoes, tamarind in a bowl and cover with water. Squeeze it well and mash them.

Add in the masala, salt, jaggery and mix well.

Heat oil in a pan, add in seasoning ingredients and let them pop. Add this rasam and bring it to boil.

Once it starts to boil and foams appear, add the torn leaves and turn off the heat,

Let them sit for 10 mins covered.


Take all your ingredients

First take pepper, cumin, chillies in a blender

crush them lightly

add in four to five omavalli leaves

Crush them lightly

Take tomatoes in a bowl

add in tamarind

cover with water

squeeze them 

like this

add in crushed masala

some salt

and little jaggery

mix well

Heat oil in a pan

add in mustard, cumin, chillies and asafoetida

let them crackle

Pour the mix in

bring it to boil

once it boils, add few torn omavalli leaves

mix well and turn off the heat



  1. Bajji n rasam with karpooravalli leaves!!!!very new to me....definitely ll try dis..


  3. Made it today. Very delicious, but didn't get the golden red color in the pictures!

  4. Karpooravalli Rasam very new I'm gonna try this tomorrow for my 1 year old son


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