I learnt this rasam recipe from my MIL.We usually make this as pepper rasam/Milagu rasam for sore throat & cough problem by adding more pepper.Its a good remedy for cold.I follow the same recipe and make it as garlic rasam by adding more garlic cloves and red chillies instead of pepper.As this recipe is without tomato & dal,it can be done in few minutes.Try this rasam recipe,u will love it.Its my favourite & I can have a plateful of rice mixed with this hot rasam & papad as side.It tastes delish !
Garlic rasam/Poondu rasam
Garlic rasam recipe-Poondu rasam for rice !
Prep time:5 Minutes
Cook time:5 Minutes
Total time:10 Minutes
Tamarind - Small gooseberry size
Salt & water - as needed
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Pepper corns - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2 nos ( use 1 for less spice)
Garlic - 8 cloves ( with skin)
Ghee - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - to garnish
Soak tamarind in little water for 10 minutes.Take all the ingredients given under “ to grind”.First grind the pepper corns along with red chilli.Lastly add the garlic cloves with skin and grind them coarsely.Remove it.
In a kadai,heat ghee, splutter mustard seeds & jeera.Add curry leaves.Add one pinched red chilli and add the tamarind extract using 1.5 cups of water,turmeric powder and salt.Allow it to boil till raw smell of tamarind goes off.
Add the ground powder and 1/4 cup of water. As soon as the water comes to a roll boil,switch off the flame & add coriander leaves.
Serve it with hot rice n ghee.
You can make this rasam as pepper rasam by adding more pepper corns.For this recipe,u can add 1 tbsp of pepper.
you should just crush the garlic coarsely and not a fine paste.
Enjoy this flavourful rasam with hot rice and papad !