Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pepper Rasam

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Pepper Rasam:

Pepper Rasam also called as Milagu Rasam is an authentic recipe of South India.  I learnt this recipe from my Mom. It is a type of spicy hot soup, that is usually eaten with cooked rice. It is very tasty, easy to prepare and good for health. A cup of hot rasam helps to relieve common cold, sore throat and loss of appetite.  Pepper helps the body to be active, healthy and alert. This rasam tastes heavenly, after heavy food like Non-Veg Biryanis. Enjoy the recipe of spicy pepper rasam here..:) 


  • Pepper                                     - 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly                                - 1 or 2
  • Toor dal                                   - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds                            - 2 tbsp
  • Tamarind paste                        - 2 tbsp
  • Tomato                                    - 2
  • Garlic                                      - 4 pods
  • Turmeric pwd                          - ¼ tsp
  • Ghee                                        - 1 tsp
  • Mustard                                   - ¼ tsp
  • Asafetida                                - ¼ tsp
  • Split urad dal                          - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry and coriander leaves


  1. Take a dry pan, roast pepper, red chilly, toor dal, 5 curry leaves and cumin seeds till it fragrant.
  2. Allow to cool, grind in a blender to coarse pwd.
  3. In a separate bowl, add tamarind paste, add 4 cups of warm water and mix well.
  4. Add tomato and smash with hands.
  5. Add crushed garlic, turmeric pwd, salt and mix well.
  6. Add the above coarse pwd, stir completely.
  7. Heat a tsp of ghee in a pan, temper with mustard, asafetida, split urad dal and curry leaves.
  8. Add above prepared rasam and allow to boil in low heat.
  9. Once the first bubble starts appearing, turn off the flame.
  10. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves and cover it with a lid.
  11. The secret of hot pepper rasam, lies in the removal of rasam from heat, once it starts to bubble.

  1. Now, enjoy the rich aroma of Pepper rasam, filled all around your sweet home.



  1. yummy n spicy it have it anytime!

  2. hi jay,thank u for dropping and sweet comment...u also got yummy and delicious also glad to follow u dear

  3. Nice and comforting, would love to have it with rice anyday

  4. Tempting Rasam....Loved the presententation....the snap along with the spices is wonderful....

  5. what a spicy rasam,,looks tempting...nice click...

  6. Nice pics..Rasam looks delicious!

  7. Yummmm. My dads fav.I always make this for my dad.
    There are some awards waiting for u in my blog.Pls collect them.

  8. wooow,,jay rasam looks delicious n perfect with pepper,,rasam is always good for digestion n good comfort food with thuvayal n all gravies,,,

  9. Is 2 tbsp cumin not little to much . Is it 2 tsp.

  10. healthy and mouth watering rasam.

  11. Very healthy and delicious.

  12. Hi Jay, Pepper rasam photos look yummy. Isn't this our comfort food. Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe.

  13. hey jay..this is sounding just too yummy...i had the same thing yesterday at my frends place will try ur version too...i have some awards waiting for u on my blog pls collect them...

  14. Hy Friends,
    Thanx for visiting my blog and for ur nice words...They really mean a lot to me...Keep visiting.:)

  15. Hy Nisha,

    As we use 2 tbsp of pepper, the hot spicy taste of pepper will be toned down by the addition of 2 tbsp of cumin seeds. And the strong aroma of cumin enhances the taste and helps in quick digestion...You can adjust the quantity as per your taste..:)

  16. Hy Suhaina,

    Tq dear for ur wonderful comments and precious Awards...Thanks a lot!

  17. Dear Sonu,

    Thank u. I will surely visit your blog and collect my Awards. They really mean a lot to me. I'm equally excited and happy to receive these Awards..:)

  18. Pepper rasam is one of my favorites! Tempting clicks :)

  19. Hi...looks great and this is my favorite too...

  20. pepper rasam looks yumm!!

  21. Real comforting soup..just love it..

  22. yummy rasam jay..looks so spicy..liked the way u presenting the dish and its ingredients..
    Rasam and rice..our favorite.

  23. Nice presenation Jay...I too make this rasam almost daily...we need to have it with every meal :)

  24. Nice Rasam Jay. A lovely dish! I mostly make this atleast once in a week! Nice pictures Jay.

  25. Hey Jay, thanks for visiting me. Nice to have found your blog! I love this type of rasam!! :) Spicy and tasty! :) I'll see you around! Cheers!

  26. After a lot of cookery accidents on the net, i go for a safer technique now and which is to go by the image of a curry than just the recipe. I must say your image of the Rasam (out of many i browsed through on Google Images) looked like the perfect Rasam and I am not disappointed at all!

    Well done you!


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