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Thursday, September 12, 2013


After all the celebrations and goodies that we ate, something simple and comforting is what we want. I am always a rasam fan. Love simple rasam over the usual sambar. So here’s the simple version of rasam using the rasam powder I posted. You can replace my rasam powder with store bought rasam powder too. This can be made with few variations too, which I always do. Hot rasam, hot rice plus ghee – heavenly combination. Yes, my mom used to mix ghee with rasam rice and give which gives a great flavour. Now a days Aj also liking rasam. So whenever I feel lazy to cook, I just make rasam, a thogayal and potato curry. Simple yet satisfying meal! This rasam is so easy that even bachelors can also try.

Easy Rasam recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2


Tamarind - Small gooseberry size

Tomato - 1

Rasam powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Sugar - 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp

Salt - As needed

Coriander leaves, chopped - 1 tblsp

Curry leaves - 5

To Temper

Ghee/ Oil - 1 tblsp

Mustard - 1 tsp

Red chilli - 2

Jeera - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Step by step method

  1. Soak tamarind in hot water for 30 mins and extract its juice and keep aside. Make the total water 3 cups. Chop tomatoes roughly. Heat kadai and cook tomatoes in few drops of oil with a pich of salt until soft. Add the tamarind extract, turmeric, torn curry leaves and half the coriander leaves.
  2. how to make rasam step 1
  3. Bring to boil and add the rasam powder, salt and sugar.(refer note-1 for a tip) Mix well and just bring to boil.Switch off the flame and transfer to the serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves.Close immediately (otherwise the aroma will escape ;)).
  4. how to make rasam step 2
  5. Temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order and add it to the rasam.
  6. how to make rasam step 3


  • You can two crushed garlic with skin before switching off the flame. This does a magic and gives a great flavour. Do not add more than two but.
  • Rasam need not boil for long time as it will not be tasty. Just bring to boil, makes it frothy.
  • You can reduce water and add cooked toor dal water or 2-3 tblsp of toor dal. That too gives rasam a different flavour.
  • Sugar in rasam enhances flavour and gives a clear rasam. 

    Enjoy hot with steaming hot rice and a tsp of ghee mixed with it. Goes well with potato curry.

    Easy rasam recipe - South Indian

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    1. Thats a comforting one! Before pouring the rasam ,amma use to say smash the rice so that it will be tasty ! so ghee + Rasam + smashed rice :) heavenly combination !

    2. perfect and yummy preparation

    3. Hi raeshwari garu.........
      Im gng to try this rasam for todays dinner ......
      A small suggestion frm my side would be please do post some baby food also.........

    4. It's tempting I like any kind of rasam

    5. Perfect and simple to make rasam...

    6. oh i love rasam!!! more than having it with rice, i love to have it just like that... the bowl looks really tempting...

    7. a tempting pot of rasam and easy to make too.

    8. Delicious n comfort rasam,yum!

    9. looks so delicious. Drooling here :-)

    10. Delicious tempting rasam and easy to make. Thanks for sharing

      on-going event @nandoo's kitchen : Healthy breakfast

    11. Slurrrrping Good!!! I can Live on Rasam for days!!! Such a comfort food!! Aroma escape, yeah me too do the same!!!;)

    12. Adding sugar is only for to get clear rasam.

    13. Adding sugar is only for to get clear rasam.

    14. Yummy mouth watering one raks love it any time. I am a big time rasam lover I have been trying ur ras powder version and very happy with the result ur excellent in cooking.

    15. I always make rasam with freshly ground powder. Must try this way :)

    16. Super simple and comforting rasam, won't mind giving it a try on a lazy sunday . Thanks for this easy recipe

    17. comfort in a bowl, rasam looks inviting...crisp n clear pics..nice !

    18. superb recipe...yummy just tried it...thanks Rak

    19. Gonna cook in lyf for the first tym!!! dnt knw wats goin to happen, whether it ll b rasam or black coffee??!!!????

    20. Wow ..Interesting Raks.Looks really good and awesome.
      Shobas Delight

    21. Yummi, rasam rak

      thanks for this rasam recipe its tasty and my family liked very much.
      I tried you paar boid rice murrku too comes very well,


    22. i tried this recipe...woowww...its awesome:) thank you:)

    23. looks yummy also easy one must try recipe

    24. Hi Raks,

      I am relatively unfamiliar with South Indian delicacies. Would you please excuse me if I ask you the amount of water used in a typical rasam like this? Thanks a lot.

    25. I made rasam first time it came out very tasty. Thanks for this.

    26. I am a big fan of your website. Hope you never stop posting. I have revived long forgotten recipes through your website

      Warm regards


    27. Came out very well, though it's my first try, Thankyou

    28. Also please add some asafoetida in tempering and blackpepper powder in rasam in will be more awesome

    29. I love your style of presentation, and I see you are passionate of what you do, good luck!


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