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25 Jan 2007


Asafoetida - a small piece or 1/2 tea spoon powder,
coriander seeds - 2 tea spoons,
black pepper corns - 1 tea spoon,
cumin seeds - 1 tea spoon,
garlic cloves - 6,
turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon,
tomato chopped - 1,
tamarind water thin - 3 cups,
curry leaves - few,
coconut oil - 1 table spoon,
mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon

How to prepare
Grind together coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, pepper corns etc .
Add this to tamarind water.
Add tomato, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt.
Boil till the water reduced a little.
Heat coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds, add curry leaves and red chillies.
Pour into the solution.
Have with rice.
Good when having fever, cold and throat pain.


  1. Rasam looks like the one my mother used to make at home. I miss my mother's rasam :( I will try this recipe. Where in kerala are you from ?

  2. Prave,
    This is one of my favourite..really very tasty..I cook this when Avial day..


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