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Andhra Style Rasam | How to make Pepper Rasam at home

Rasam in a bowl

What is Rasam?

Rasam is a South Indian soup known for its tangy and spicy flavor. It is a staple in South Indian cuisine and is often served as a comforting and appetizing soup or alongside rice. Andhra Style Rasam, in particular, is famous for its bold and flavorful taste, featuring a perfect balance of tamarind, Tomato and Spices.

Ingredients: (Serves 4 people)

  • 1 medium-size tomato, chopped
  • 1 small lemon-sized tamarind ball, soaked in water
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2-3 dried red chillies
  • 7-8 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tablespoon of asafoetida (hing)
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon black pepper, crushed ( If you prefer spicy else take 1 tea spoon)
  • 1/4 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder 
  • 1/2 tablespoon of coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or oil
  • Salt to taste 
  • Fresh coriander leaves ( 1 cup)
  • Half cut Lemon


Step 1:

Tamarind Extract

  • Soak the tamarind (One small lemon sized tamarind ball) in warm water for 15 minutes.
  • Extract the tamarind juice ( crush and squeeze the tamarind with hands and filter it to remove the pulp) and set it aside (1 glass)

Step 2:

Rasam Powder

  • Add the garlic cloves (7-8), Black Pepper ( 1 table spoon)  and Cumin Seeds (1 table spoon) in the mixer to grind it or use mortar and pestle to crush it 

Step 3:

  • Heat oil in a pan (1 table spoon) 
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of mustard seeds
  • Add 1/4 tablespoon of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4 tablespoon of turmeric 
  • Add 2-3 dried red chillies
  • Add 1 medium sized chopped tomato 
  • Let the tomato cook properly

Step 4:

  • Now add the Tamarind water to the pan
  • Add more water if needed ( as per the required quantity)
  • Add the homemade Rasam powder (Which we prepared in step 2)
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of chilli powder 
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of coriander powder
  • Add Salt as per taste
  • Add coriander leaves ( 1 cup)
  • Add 10-12 curry leaves

Step 5:

  • Mix everything well and let it cook for 5-7 minutes
  • Add half cut lemon juice into it 
  • Let it cook for 5- 7 minutes

Step 6:

  • Garnish with some coriander leaves (optional)
  • Serve it hot as a soup or with rice 

And there you have it – a delicious bowl of Andhra Style Rasam! Enjoy the burst of flavors in every spoonful.

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