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Ingredients for Rasam
1 tamarind – lime sized
1 finely chopped tomato
1 green chile
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
3 cups water
2 tbsp oil
½ tsp Mustard seeds
7 curry leaves
½ tsp asafetida powder
1 handful chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
Ingredients for Rasam Powder
3 tsp black peppercorns
2 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp toor dal
1-2 red chillis
3-4 garlic cloves--crushed
3 curry leaves


  • Veg
  • 50 mins
  • Serves 5
  • Easy


  • Ingredients for Rasam

  • Ingredients for Rasam Powder


Rasam is a delicious tomato and curry based dish that can be served as a soup entre, or paired with other dishes. It’s simple, quick, and perfect for all manner of occasions. Don’t believe us? Try it yourself! Follow our easy recipe to get started.

Who doesn’t like warm Rasam ? Make sure you pack them in a steel lunchbox that is insulated, to keep rasam not just hot, but also fresh.

Health Benefits

Tamarind is a great source of iron. Just one serving provides over 10% of the daily requirement. Iron is vital in the oxygenation of organs and muscles, which keeps them properly functioning.

The tamarind also contains high quantities of thiamine, which is a very important part of the family of vitamin B. It helps with the development of muscles as well as improves your nerve functionality, allowing you to stay strong, remain active, and maintain your lightning fast reflexes.

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How to make Rasam

  1. Grind rasampowder ingredients to make a course powder.
  2. Soak tamarind in 1 cup of warm water to extract the tamarind juice.
    Note: This should take about 5 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan and roast the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  4. Add the rasam powder, chopped tomato, and crushed green chiles.
  5. Cook over high heat until the tomatoes are cooked through and the spices become aromatic.
  6. Add tamarind juice, asafoetida, chopped coriander leaves, turmeric powder, salt, and 3 cups of water.
  7. Switch the heat off just before the rasam reaches a boil. You will see it foaming.
  8. Keep covered until ready to serve.
  9. Enjoy! 

Serve your rasamas a warm soup, or pair it with plain white rice and paapad for the best results. Enjoy your rasam on the go by keeping it piping hot in a insulated airtight storage containers  


In Tamil, the word rasam refers to “juice” and “taste,” which means it could refer to any juice. However, it has come to most commonly refer to this soup prepared with either tomato or tamarind juice.

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