Garlic Rasam-Poondu Rasam
Prep Time : 10 mins
Yields: 3 cups of rasam
Recipe Category: Rasam-Soup
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian Tamil Brahmin
Tamarind- small gooseberry size ball (10 grams)
Garlic -5-6 cloves peeled and 1 crushed
Tomato -1-2 chopped (medium size)
Salt as required
Whole black pepper -1 tsp
Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Tur dal -1 tsp
Garlic -1 clove (optional)
For the seasoning
Ghee -1 tsp
Mustard -1/2 tsp
Cumin/jeera seeds – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – few
Coriander leaves – finely chopped
Soak tamarind in hot water for 15-20 minutes. Extract 1 cup of tamarind juice and discard the pulp.
Dry grind whole black pepper (milagu), cumin seeds, tur dal and 1 garlic clove (added just to give more flavor to the rasam) for a few seconds. It should be slightly coarse.
Note– I have used old tamarind. Naatu poondu gives more flavor to the rasam, though you can use china poondu also.
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rasam looks absolutely delicious….soothing…and nice presentation as usual dear..you rock!
WOW! your presentation really looks cute!
I like those creative blinking eyes of garlic and that hut made of spices. Lovely presentation.
Fab presentation dear.. Garlic rasam is always my fav.. Looks real yum!
I'm glad to see I don't have to be sick to enjoy this – I love garlic so much!
A Homemakers Diary
Oh I love Rasam but mostly make tomato rasam. your garlic rasam looks perfect.
Dear Padhu, we all love garlic rasam in my family. I will try ur version one of these days. I loved the way u have put eyes on the garlic. So very well presented.
Renuka Bedre - Rao
Another beautiful presentation!! such a flavorful Rasam! Gr8…
wow padhu rasam luks very tempting…nice recipe n superb presentation as usual
I understand how aromatic this Rasam would have been… I love the presentation looks cute!!!
As usual a very lovely presentation and the garlic rasam looks yummm…
Heey wow.. tempting rasam!!.. and cuuute presentation!!.. lovely:).. cute carvings!
Hello 🙂 Love your presentation:)quite a coincidence cos I have been looking for a rassam recipe and even have been eyeing rassam powder packets at the supermarket, so thanks for the recipe 🙂
Garlic rasam looks so delicious and yummy! would love to sip at it for dinner in this cold. lovely presentation as usual (specially with the garlic eyes :D)
Garlic rasam is my favorite…I make it very often…love your presentation …looks very good 🙂
Wow that's a nice rasam. Rasam is my favourite and i make it whenever possible. My husband gulps it like soup.
Such a cute presentation,i love rasam and garlic flavoured is really the best i can say,…
wow its look like soup. i need to drink two classes. good and healthy food.
eyes for garlick shows your creative. its good
my fav.rasam.I make it in a different way.This also sounds easy.Will try this next time.
I love rasam very much. Thanks for this lovely recipe. You have presented very nicely with tempting picture.
This is my fav..Garlic with eyes looks so adorable…
Thank u so much for ur wishes dear
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I love those eyes! Pretty rasam bowl!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment..am so sorry for the dealy in coming back but work has been crazy this last few days! You have a lovely blog yourself..have added you to my 'to be regularly visited' list.. Keep up the good work!
lovely rasam and well presented..
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lovely attractive presentation…
rasam luks luvly:)
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Hello Mr & Mrs Garlic…lol…you have such good curry recipes , thank you for sharing.
Padhu..you have a lovely space out here and i loved your presentation skills. Gr8 work!
Wow Padhu so cute presentation, rasam looks comforting, regarding ur q'n about valentines day event, no probs if u cant able to post to logo, do send ur entries, can see even tomatoes as heart shaped here, do send this entry too…thanks in advance dear..
garlic rassam looks warming and comforting!!! love those garlic heads too :):)
Cute and lovely presentation…Rasam sounds yummy and healthy…
Love the way your garlics are looking at me…ao create padhu! I love this healthy rasam!
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Your garlic soup looks and sounds so healthy and comforting! As always, your presentation looks so lovely, I'm very impressed:)
I love rasams.I can drink glassfulls of them 🙂
Thanx fr sharing
as usual i love ur presentation…
love the garlic flavor in anything, this will be perfect to have with hot rice
The garlic and rasam combo sounds awesome…my mouth is watering !
You have a nice space here.Very creativeGarlic rasam is one of our favorites.
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love the presentation…nice for this cold weather…too good..
Garlic rasam looks good. Presentation is nice as always. You rocks
Thnks for visiting my blog…..and ur lovely comment…followng u…U had very nice space….love ur posts….Wll visit….
Garlic soup looks awesome..love the presantation..
Garlic is sooo good, and apparently, also very cute 🙂
you say mustard what is that. mustard seed, ground mustard, wet sandwich mustard or what??? i need help. thank you.
It is mustard seeds.
Yesterday,we tried this garlic rasam & pudalangai kootu recipe and both turned out well.Really,i don't know how to say in words to describe the taste of this rasam,i can say that this is the best and tasty rasam i have had in my life,such a very simple recipe but has got a divine taste in it.we feel like having it often and going to make for sure.Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe and your garlic rasam presentation is super.
Such a beautiful presentation..
Rema T V
Hi Padhu, Lovely recipe especially for garlic-lovers like me. Btw, did you intentionally leave out hing which is generally added to all kinds of rasam? Coriander leaves also. This could have been an omission. Hope you don't get me wrong. It is a wonderful recipe, so saying this to make it perfect. Let me know about asoefetida. Thanks. Rema 🙂
I have added and also mentioned to garnish with coriander leaves. Usually I do not add hing/asafoetida to garlic rasam but if you prefer you can add it. Thanks for liking the recipe.
Do we need to roast the ground powder
No, not necessary. Just add the coarsely ground powder.
Hey Padhu I tried your recipe out and it turned out really well. Really simple too! Thank you 🙂
Hi I tried this recipe and it came out very well. I made a few alterations though
– I added more garlic than suggested here. i added about 5 cloves while grinding instead of one and about 8 raw ones to the rasam.
– I also added some boiled turn dal as I find it enhances the rasam taste.
I tried this today. It was too good and very easy to make.
Looks yum and apt for rainy weather and cold and cough. Tried it hope all like it.
Superb Pathu. Thanks
Tried this today. It was awesome. Thank you 🙂
Rasam came out well..Thank u Padhu…
Will it be good if we add paruppu to pepper garlic rasam?
You can add diluted dal water to garlic pepper rasam if preferred.
Hi Padhu….reach out to your blog so often as they are clear and easy to follow with excellent results…tastes like what i grew up with i guess. Some suggestions
I notice from the reviews that the comments about your presentation or photo always over shadows the fact the recipe works well or someone tried it and tweaked it. A pity since the recipes are so accurate and yield perfect results. So perhaps you need to tone down the presentation for marketing the authenticity in the content?
Also the blog needs to be more mobile friendly….so i can link or share to social media from the post…i cant from the mobile page and i am guessing noone looks at your page in the kitchen from a laptop!