Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Mint Rasam-Pudina Rasam Recipe

Rasam is very common in all South Indian homes. We make different types of rasam and this mint (pudina in Tamil) rasam is one of them. It is very flavorful and easy to make. This rasam does not need rasam powder. It is the mint, peppercorns and cumin seeds which gives flavor to the rasam. I used homegrown mint leaves to make this rasam and my whole house smelled like spa. Today we will learn how to make flavorful mint/pudina rasam/charu using our easy recipe with step wise pictures.

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Mint Rasam-Pudina Rasam

Mint Rasam-Pudina Rasam

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe CategoryRasam-Side Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Tomatoes - 2 ripe ones
   Fresh mint leaves - fistful
   Tamarind - small bit or 1/2 tsp paste
   Ghee/oil - 1 tsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Whole black pepper corns - 1 tsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt to taste
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For the Seasoning

   Ghee - 1 tsp
   Mustards seeds - 1/2tsp
   Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
   Red Chilli - 1

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves


Preparations

Dry grind or powder whole black peppercorns and cumin seeds slightly coarse. Keep  it aside.

Grind fresh mint, tomato (1 tomato and another 1/2 of a tomato, the other half, we will chop and add it to the rasam) and tamarind to a fine paste.

how to make mint rasam

Heat a tsp of ghee or oil and saute the paste until the rawness of the paste goes.

pudina rasam recipe

Method

In a vessel, add a cup of water, turmeric powder, 1/2 of a tomato (chopped), pepper-cumin powder, salt, curry leaves and the sauteed mint + tamarind + tomato paste.
(If you are using a kadai or any pan, you do not have to saute the mint + tomato paste separately and add. You can saute it directly in the pan/kadai you are making rasam, then add water, turmeric powder, chopped tomato, pepper-cumin powder, salt etc).

how to make pudina rasam

Boil for 5-6 minutes on medium heat.

mint rasam recipe

Add 1 1/2 cups of water. When froth starts forming on the surface, switch off the rasam. Do not let it boil.

Add finely chopped coriander leaves. You can also use the tender stems of the coriander.

easy rasam recipe

Now we will season the rasam

Heat a tsp of ghee, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chilli, when it splutters, pour it on top of the rasam.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy it piping hot with rice.

South Indian Mint rasam

If you love rasam, check our long list of South Indian Rasam Varieties or find it here   

If you are interested in growing mint at home - check my post on how to grow mint at home.

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