Monday, 2 June 2014

Curry leaves Rasam

The word rasam  in the Tamil language, means "essence," or "juice," and has come to mean a particular type of soup that includes the tartness of tamarind or tomatoes.Rasam is a popular South Indian soup. This soup makes a complete meal.

Recipe Source : Vahrehvah

Prep time:20 mins |Cook time:10 mins

  • Tamarind extract -1/2 cup
  • Jaggery (optional) -1 tsp
  • Crushed garlic -4 cloves
  • Chopped onions -1/4 cup
Dry roast and grind
  • Oil -4 tbsp.
  • Dry red chillies -2 no’s
  • Coriander seeds -2 tsp
  • Methi seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal-2 tsp
  • Pepper corns-2 tsp
  • Oil -1 tsp
  • Mustards seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chillies -3 no’s broken
  • Hing-pinch

1. Wash the curry leaves and pat dry with a cloth or paper towel. Then fry these leaves in a small pan in few drops of oil for a minute. Then transfer it to a plate for cooling.

 2. Fry all the spices one by one in oil, until they turn light brown. Transfer all the spices to a plate for cooling. Take care not to burn the spices, as they make the masala bitter.Grind both the curry leaves and the spices to a fine paste by adding some water.

3. Do the tempering as listed and then add tamarind extract, salt and jaggery.Finally add the ground paste with required amount of water. Boil for only few minutes and check for salt.

4. Serve hot with rice or with raw banana stir fry, carrot beans poriyal,cabbage moong dal fry,and avarakkai poriyal.A good combination of all these dry curries.

5. It can be served as a soup also.
Some recipes you may also like:


  1. Mouthwatering rasam....... Healthy and yumm!!

  2. Flavorful and delicious rasam..

  3. that's a really flavorful rasam...

  4. Hi Shobana,

    We have just sent you a message through email regarding our project. is a social platform for recipe blogs/sites owners like you and it helps to reach more people, get more visibility on the web and share/save recipes.

    We only index first image of your recipe and to see your full recipe, the visitor must go to your blog/site.

    If you like it, you can join through here

    This is one way to share your recipes to the world and it can also help you to increase your blog traffic.

    Full information has been sent to your email.

    Have a good day!

    Kind regards,


Ragi(finger millet) Poori