Easy rasam recipe, How to make rasam - Raks Kitchen (2024)

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Easy rasam recipe, south Indian staple everyday dish made commonly under 20-30 mins. Learn how to make basic rasam with stepwise photos.

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  • 🥣 How to enjoy?
  • 📖 Variations
  • 📝My notes
  • 💬 Related
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  • 📸 Step by step photos

After all the celebrations and goodies that we ate, something simple and comforting is what we want.

Besides, I am always a rasam fan. In fact love simple rasam over the usual sambar. So here’s an easy rasam recipe using the rasam powder I posted earlier.

But you can replace my rasam powder with store bought rasam powder too. Specifically, Aachi or Sakthi rasam powder works best for me.

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🥣 How to enjoy?

Hot rasam, hot rice plus ghee – heavenly combination. Yes, my mom used to mix ghee with rasam rice and give which gives a great flavor and taste.

Now a days Aj also liking rasam. So whenever I feel lazy to cook, I just make rasam, a thogayal and potato curry. Simple yet satisfying meal!

This rasam is so easy that even bachelors can also try.

📖 Variations

  • Add couple of crushed garlic just before switching off the stove. I crush and add with skin. - Highly recommend!
  • Dal cooked water or few tablespoon of cooked toor dal.
  • Don't have rasam powder? Add sambar powder and ½ teaspoon of black pepper and cumin powdered.
  • Add couple of crushed green chillies while boiling. It gives a total different flavor as well as spice.

📝My notes

  • For a perfect rasam, the basic rule is, not to boil too much. Especially after adding rasam powder, just bring to boil and switch off stove when frothy.
  • Some chefs add cold water as soon as we switch off, to prevent over cooking of rasam powder as it's flavor is best when not cooked much.
  • Adding sugar balances the taste as well as makes the rasam clear.
  • Garnish well with lots of fresh coriander leaves for great flavor. This is my most important step that I like to follow.
  • Add a lavish tempering on the top and mix just before serving. It looks best as well as tastes fresh when we do so.

GOES WELL WITH

  • Potato fry
  • Vendakkai curry
  • Seppankizhangu varuval

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  • Rasa vadai

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Easy rasam recipe

Easy rasam recipe, south Indian staple everyday dish made commonly under 20-30 mins. Learn how to make basic rasam with stepwise photos.

Course Main Course

Cuisine Indian

Prep Time 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes minutes

Soaking time 30 minutes minutes

Author Raks Anand

Servings 4

Cup measurements

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Tamarind Small gooseberry size
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1.5 teaspoon Rasam powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Sugar
  • teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped
  • 5 Curry leaves

To Temper

  • 1 tblsp Ghee/ Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 2 Red chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

Instructions

  • Soak tamarind in hot water for 30 mins and extract its juice and keep aside. Make the total water 3 cups. Chop tomatoes roughly.

  • Heat kadai and cook tomatoes in few drops of oil with a pinch of salt until soft. Add the tamarind extract, turmeric, torn curry leaves and half the coriander leaves.

  • Bring to boil and add the rasam powder, salt and sugar.(refer note-1 for a tip)

  • Mix well and just bring to boil.

  • Switch off the flame and transfer to the serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves. Close immediately (otherwise the aroma will escape ;)).

  • Temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order and add it to the rasam.

Notes

  • You can two crushed garlic with skin before switching off the flame. This does a magic and gives a great flavour. Do not add more than two but.
  • Rasam need not boil for long time as it will not be tasty. Just bring to boil, makes it frothy.
  • You can reduce water and add cooked toor dal water or 2-3 tablespoon of toor dal. That too gives rasam a different flavour.
  • Sugar in rasam enhances flavour and gives a clear rasam.

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📸 Step by step photos

1. Soak tamarind in hot water for 30 mins and extract its juice and keep aside. Make the total water 3 cups. Chop tomatoes roughly.

2. Heat kadai and cook tomatoes in few drops of oil with a pinch of salt until soft.

3. Add the tamarind extract, turmeric, torn curry leaves and half the coriander leaves.

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4. Bring to boil and add the rasam powder, salt and sugar.(refer note-1 for a tip) Mix well and just bring to boil.

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5. Switch off the flame and transfer to the serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves.

6. Temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order and add it to the rasam.

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Enjoy hot with steaming hot rice and a teaspoon of ghee mixed with it. Goes well with potato curry.

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Comments

  1. AparnaRajeshkumar

    Thats a comforting one! Before pouring the rasam ,amma use to say smash the rice so that it will be tasty ! so ghee + Rasam + smashed rice 🙂 heavenly combination !

    Reply

  2. Shama Nagarajan

    perfect and yummy preparation

    Reply

  3. pragathi gade

    Hi raeshwari garu.........
    Im gng to try this rasam for todays dinner ......
    A small suggestion frm my side would be please do post some baby food also.........

    Reply

  4. BAGIRATHI DEVI

    It's tempting I like any kind of rasam

    Reply

  5. Happys Cook

    Perfect and simple to make rasam...

    Reply

  6. Rafeeda AR

    oh i love rasam!!! more than having it with rice, i love to have it just like that... the bowl looks really tempting...

    Reply

  7. Veena Theagarajan

    simple comforting rasam

    Reply

  8. dassana

    a tempting pot of rasam and easy to make too.

    Reply

  9. Premas Culinary

    Delicious n comfort rasam,yum!

    Reply

  10. Gayathri Ramanan

    flavorful rasam...

    Reply

  11. divya

    looks so delicious. Drooling here 🙂

    Reply

  12. nandoos Kitchen

    Delicious tempting rasam and easy to make. Thanks for sharing

    on-going event @nandoo's kitchen : Healthy breakfast

    Reply

  13. vasantha

    Adding sugar is only for to get clear rasam.

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  14. vasantha

    Adding sugar is only for to get clear rasam.

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  15. Janani

    Yummy mouth watering one raks love it any time. I am a big time rasam lover I have been trying ur ras powder version and very happy with the result ur excellent in cooking.

    Reply

  16. CHITRA

    I always make rasam with freshly ground powder. Must try this way 🙂

    Reply

  17. jeyashri suresh

    Super simple and comforting rasam, won't mind giving it a try on a lazy sunday . Thanks for this easy recipe

    Reply

  18. Sangeetha M

    comfort in a bowl, rasam looks inviting...crisp n clear pics..nice !

    Reply

  19. prabha

    Easy rasam recipe, How to make rasam - Raks Kitchen (13)
    superb recipe...yummy just tried it...thanks Rak

    Reply

  20. HarisH

    Gonna cook in lyf for the first tym!!! dnt knw wats goin to happen, whether it ll b rasam or black coffee??!!!????

    Reply

  21. Shobana Vijay

    Wow ..Interesting Raks.Looks really good and awesome.
    Shobas Delight

    Reply

  22. Ruccumani Balakrishnan

    Easy rasam recipe, How to make rasam - Raks Kitchen (14)
    Yummi, rasam rak

    thanks for this rasam recipe its tasty and my family liked very much.
    I tried you paar boid rice murrku too comes very well,

    rucks

    Reply

  23. monicka

    Easy rasam recipe, How to make rasam - Raks Kitchen (15)
    i tried this recipe...woowww...its awesome:) thank you:)

    Reply

  24. baskar

    looks yummy also easy one must try recipe

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  25. manpreet26

    Hi Raks,

    I am relatively unfamiliar with South Indian delicacies. Would you please excuse me if I ask you the amount of water used in a typical rasam like this? Thanks a lot.

    Reply

  26. Pooja

    Easy rasam recipe, How to make rasam - Raks Kitchen (16)
    I made rasam first time it came out very tasty. Thanks for this.

    Reply

  27. BloggerOne

    I am a big fan of your website. Hope you never stop posting. I have revived long forgotten recipes through your website

    Warm regards

    Priya

    Reply

  28. Anonymous

    Easy rasam recipe, How to make rasam - Raks Kitchen (17)
    Came out very well, though it's my first try, Thankyou

    Reply

  29. karthik

    Also please add some asafoetida in tempering and blackpepper powder in rasam in will be more awesome

    Reply

  30. Srini Sadhu

    I love your style of presentation, and I see you are passionate of what you do, good luck!

    Reply

  31. Ruccumani Balakrishnan

    Easy rasam recipe, How to make rasam - Raks Kitchen (18)
    I'm loving it

    Reply

  32. ravi

    thank you for this post
    im in africa trying to learn cooking

    Reply

  33. Shaira

    Can I use tamarind powder instead of raw tamarind

    Reply

    • Raks Anand

      I have no experience using tamarind powder, so I cannot suggest you, really sorry.

      Reply

  34. Vandana

    Easy rasam recipe, How to make rasam - Raks Kitchen (19)
    I made the Rasam Powder first from your recipe and then went on to make the rasam. Outstanding results. Thank you for making life yummier and easier.

    Reply

    • Raks Anand

      Thanks you 🙂

      Reply

  35. Pinky

    Easy rasam recipe, How to make rasam - Raks Kitchen (20)
    Nice recipe

    Reply

    • Raks Anand

      Thank you!

      Reply

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