Tamarind Rasam / Puli Rasam


2 cups of water
small lemon sized tamarind
1 small tomato
1 tsp rasam powder
a pinch of turmeric powder
1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
2 dry red chillies
salt to taste
2 tsp oil
2 tsp ghee


  1. Soak tamarind in 2 cups of warm water for 20 minutes, extract its juice and keep it aside.
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add chopped tomatoes and turmeric powder and saute well till tomatoes are soft and cooked.
  3. Add tamarind juice to this and allow to boil for 3 minutes until raw smell of tamarind goes.
  4. Then add rasam powder to this and simmer for a minute.
  5. In the meantime, heat a small pan and add 2 tsp ghee and 1 tsp oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  6. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves, fry it and add to the rasam and boil well on medium flame.
  7. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves…Serve as a side dish for rice…
Recipe adapted from here



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