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milagu rasam

Milagu Rasam is the most popular traditional rasam popular in south India. It is is made of pepper and cumin seeds. It is very easy to make. It is good for cold and indigestion. It can be had with hot steamed rice with the topping of ghee. This is the usual rasam variety in my kitchen during the winter season. Lets look at the procedure of making this rasam.

milagu rasam

Preparation Time : 20 mints | Cooking Time : 20 mints | Serves : 3

Ingredients :

Tamarind Extract - 1/2 cup

Tomato - 1 (small)

Curry Leaves - few

Coriander leaves - few

Salt - to taste

Hing - 1/4 tspn

Turmeric - 1/4 tspn

Ghee- 1tbspn

Water - as required

Mustard - 1 tbspn

Cumin seeds - 1 tspn

To Grind as paste :

Whole Black Pepper - 1 tspn

Cumin Seeds - 1 tbspn

Red Chili - 1

Coriander Seeds - 1 tbspn

Toor dal - 2 tspn


1. So all the ingredients to grind with the warm water for 15 mints. Then grind it to a fine paste. In a bowl add the tamarind extract,tomato,curry leaves , hing , turmeric , salt and mix well.

2.Bring the tamarind mixture to boil and cook till the raw smell goes. Then add the grinded paste and cook till it form frothy . Then add the chopped coriander leaves to it. Turn off the flame.

3. Temper it with the mustard and cumin seeds and add it to rasam.

Milagu rasam is ready to serve with hot steamed rice.

milagu rasam

My Notes :

1. Instead of soaking and grinding paste. You can also dry roast them and grind it to a paste.

2. If you like the flavor of garlic you can add the crushed garlic to the tamarind mixture.

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