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Easy Rasam Recipe

Rasam or Chaaru or Saaru is a South Indian soup.It is eaten with rice or separately as a spicy soup. In Tamil language, ‘Rasam’ means ‘juice;. It can refer to any juice but simply rasam commonly referred to the one prepared with Tamarind/Tomato juice with added spices. 

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2


Tamarind Small or tarmarind concentrate;Tomato 1-2;homemade-rasam-powder 1- 1/2 ;tspSugar 1/4 tsp;Turmeric powder 1/8 tsp;Salt As needed;Coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp;Curry leaves 5

    To Temper

    • Ghee/ Oil 1 tblsp;Mustard 1 tsp;Red chili 2;Jeera/cumin seeds 1 tsp;Curry leaves 1 sprig


    • 1)Soak tamarind in hot water for 30 mins and extract its juice and keep aside. or get tamarind extract from market. Step(2)
      2)Heat kadai/shallow pan add tomatoes in few drops of oil with a pinch of salt until soft. Add the tamarind extract, turmeric, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
      3)Bring to boil and add the rasam powder, salt and sugar.Mix well and just bring to boil.Switch off the flame and transfer to the serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves. 
      4)Temper with the ingredients given under ‘To temper’.
      5)Serve hot with rice and enjoy