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February 3, 2015

Garlic Rasam/Poondu Rasam Recipe-Rasam Varieties

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Poondu rasam recipe

I learnt this garlic 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 recipe

Garlic rasam/Poondu rasam

Garlic rasam/Poondu rasam Garlic rasam recipe-Poondu rasam for rice !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Lunch
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


  • Tamarind - Small gooseberry size
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
To grind
  • Pepper corns - 1 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2 nos ( use 1 for less spice)
  • Garlic - 8 cloves ( with skin)
To temper
  • 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.
Poondu rasam recipe
  • 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.
Garlic rasam recipe
  • Serve it with hot rice n ghee.

    Enjoy !


  • 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 !
Garlic rasam recipe

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Priya said...

Rasam,my all time fav.looks delicious.

learn kolam said...

Garlic rasam is tastier & good for our health.Nice presentation Chitra.

Unknown said...

tempting garlic rasam ..

Chitra said...

Thanks Uncle ;)