Pepper Rasam


Rasam is a South Indian soup usually prepared with tomato, tamarind juice and spices. It can be eaten with rice or separately as soup. Rasam has a distinct taste due to its own seasoning ingredients. Garlic pepper rasam is a home remedy for your cough,cold and fever. There are lot of varieties in rasam. Here is a simple and easy recipe which is not using tomatoes.


  • Tamarind – lemon size
  • Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Hing/Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  • Whole red chilli – 2
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

To roast & grind

  • Pepper corns – 1 teaspoon
  • Jeera / Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic – 1
  • Toor dal – 1 tablespoon
  • Whole red chilli – 1


  1. Dry roast the ingredients and grind it to a coarse powder.
  2. Soak tamarind in water, take thick pulp out of it. Add 1 cup of water to the thick tamarind pulp and let it boil till raw smell of tamarind leaves.
  3. Add the ground powder and let it boil for 2 mins (don’t boil it for more time). Add required salt.
  4. Heat a kadai with oil and add mustard,red chilly,curry leaves and asafoetida. When it splutters transfer  to the boiling rasam.
  5. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off.


14 Comments Add yours

  1. Sumith Babu says:

    Wow I could drink that in this early morning😂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Love it anyday anytime

    Liked by 1 person

  3. swati Paathak says:

    Simply superb…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. One of my favorite. Looking delicious.. 😆👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      Thank you 🙂


  5. Rhythm says:

    Healthy, flavourful and delicious 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  6. chefkreso says:

    Looks very tasty!

    Liked by 1 person

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