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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Easy Rasam Recipe (Without Rasam Powder)

Today's recipe is a Simple Rasam that can be prepared instantly. I am posting this recipe mainly for beginners in cooking. It is a quick and easy method to prepare rasam and also does not require rasam powder/ rasam podi. 

Easy Rasam Recipe without rasam powder

What are the ingredients needed?

Tamarind, about a small lime ball
Tomato, 1 no.
Garlic, 4-5 cloves (crushed)
Oil, 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoons
Dry red chillies, 2 nos (optional)
Curry leaves,1 sprig
Turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder, 2 teaspoons
Chilli powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Pepper powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder, 1/4 teaspoon
Asafoetida, a pinch
Salt to taste
Cilantro leaves, to garnish

How it is made?
  1. Soak tamarind in a cup of warm water, extract the juice and discard the pulp.
  2. Heat oil in a sauce pan, add mustard seeds and when they crack, add the crushed garlic, curry leaves and red chillies and fry for a minute or two.
  3. Then add the chopped tomatoes, cook till it turns soft.Then add asafoetida, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, pepper and cumin powder mix well, add some water (about 1/4 cup) and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Now add the tamarind extract and required water to get the right consistency, salt to taste, mix well.
  5. Let it cook for few minutes in medium heat till the rasam starts to froth. Then turn off the heat. Do not let it to boil.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve.


  1. perfect clicks...superb recipe when we do not have time to freshly powder but could use only home ingredients

  2. Wow super rasam aks... looks very delicious and tempting...:)

  3. Love to have it with boiled rice ..
    Super tempting :)

  4. Who doesn't love tomato rasam? Aah.. this is super yum.. Would love to sip hot rasam.. :)

  5. nice recipe, I have many stocks of tamarind. thanks

  6. I am crazy about rasam, and this one is super duper quick and yummy...

  7. Looks so delicious and makes me hungry!.

  8. comforting food..sometimes I follow the same recipe...but I love rasam with rasam powder ...as usual, lovely clicks...

  9. I too make a very similar rasam, just love rasam with hot rice and some spicy sides :) Very homely click :) Loved the pot u have used!!

  10. I prepare in a similar way except I won't use chilli powder.. Very nice clicks dear..

  11. Perfect Rasam, lil' diff from mine...would love to have as a soup :) nice clicks Divya!

  12. Easy and quick rasam,without the need to grind.Nice idea...It helps ...Useful post

  13. Perfect & yummy.. Quick to make & light on stomach too !!

  14. Beautiful clicks and awesome rasam. Yummm!

  15. Thanks for sharing ....

  16. Tried this... Very easy and yummy!!

  17. Ufff .....Finally learnt to make a good rasam :-) Thank you women :) Thou i completed my BHM a year ago, i found making rasam was a task but now, am all ready for a good RASAM :-) Appreciated

  18. thank you very much for the recipe

  19. Thanks for the recipe. Perfect rasam I ever made.


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