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Healthy Pepper And Garlic Rasam Recipe

By Debdatta Mazumder

Are you suffering from cold and flu? Do your taste buds crave for something tangy and spicy? Then, a bowl of hot pepper garlic rasam can make you feel better within a moment.

If you are a vegetarian, this preparation is the best to work on your flu like hot chicken soup and keep the virus and bacteria away.

Garlic and pepper rasam benefits are numerous. While garlic can help reduce body pain, your high blood pressure and body temperature, pepper can provide several vitamins and minerals when you are ill, also giving a nice spicy taste.

Garlic pepper rasam can also be a good appetizer and you can have it as a starter soup while having lunch. So, here is the recipe that you've been wanting to read, have a look.

Also Read: South Indian Tamarind Rasam Recipe

Serves - 3

Preparation time - 10 minutes

Cooking time - 10 minutes


1. Garlic - 8 cloves (chopped)

2. Black pepper - 1½ tbsp

3. Red Chillies - 1

4. Salt to taste

5. Tamarind - 1 tbsp

6. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

7. Tomato - 1

8. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

9. Asafoetida - A pinch

10. Turmeric powder - ½ tsp

11. Oil - 2 tbsp

12. Curry leaves - 5-10

13. Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)

14. Water - 2 cups


1. Take warm water and soak tamarind in it for 5 minutes (approximately)

2. Crush the tamarind into the water and make a thick juice of it.

3. Take a deep-bottomed pan and heat oil in it.

4. Add mustard seeds, red chillies, cumin seeds and asafoetida into it.

5. When the mustard seeds start spluttering, add in the curry leaves.

6. Now, add the chopped garlic and stir for a few seconds. Keep the heat low to medium, so that the garlic won't get burnt.

7. Next, add in the chopped tomato and tamarind juice into the pan.

8. Add turmeric powder and let it boil for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking from the bottom.

9. Crush pepper and add it to the pan.

10. Add water and coriander leaves. Stir the mixture well.

11. Add salt and let the mixture get boiled for 2-3 minutes at medium flame.

12. Garlic and pepper rasam is ready. Enjoy your rice, dosa or idli with this hot and yummy rasam.

Also Read: Udupi Style Tomato Rasam Recipe

Some Things To Remember

While making this preparation, there are certain things that you'll need to remember, which are as follows:

• Check the boiling time, as more boiling can make the rasam taste bitter.

• You may want it spicier. Don't add more pepper than mentioned. Rather, you can increase the number of chillies.

• Never grind garlic, as the strong smell can ruin the dish. Always chop or crush the garlic cloves.

Basically, rasam is a part of the South Indian cuisine. But, you can try it at home to give your taste buds a unique taste. So far, you have made rasam in your usual style. However, try this new method and you will love it for sure.

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Story first published: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 17:00 [IST]
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