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Poondu Rasam | Garlic Rasam Recipe

Rasam is prepared mainly using tamarind juice or tomato juice as a base ingredient and cooked with added spices as seasonings. You can prepare rasam in so many different kinds of preparations. Each variations of rasam has unique/distinct in taste comparing to one another due to its deviation in seasoning ingredients. Here is one such simple method of preparing Garlic Rasam/ Poondu Rasam recipe without rasam powder and dal/lentils. As I promised to myself that, I will try to learn as many versions of Rasam as possible. :)

Rasam severed as side dish to steam rice and popular in southern part of India. It is very quick to prepare and also you can serve as spicy Indian soup.

Imli Juice/Extract Tamarind pulp – 1 cup

To Grind
Garlic – 5 to 6 flakes
Jeera/Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
Pepper Corns – 1 tsp
Green Chili – 1 no.

To Temper
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
Red Chili – 2 no.
Tomato – 1 no.
Hing/ Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Curry Leaves – Few
Crushed Garlic – 3 to 4 flakes
Salt to taste


In a small mixer jar add garlic, jeera, pepper corns and green chili and blend it as coarse paste and keep it aside

In  a mortar and pestle roughly crush the garlic pearls and keep it aside

In a microwave safe bowl add lemon size tamarind and 1 cup of water and cook for 1 minute. Allow them to cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Grind it in a mixer jar. This process is very easy to extract the pulp from tamarind. 

In a pan, add 1 cup of tamarind pulp and 2 cups of water. Add the ground mixture and mix well and cook them for 2 to 3 mins.

Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of oil, add the mustard seeds and allow them to crackle add red chili, chopped tomato, curry leaves, turmeric powder, Hing and salt and sauté them for 2 mins. Or till tomato turns into mushy

Add the above seasoning and cook them for 4 to 5 minutes

When it starts bubbly/frothy add fresh coriander leaves and turn off the flame.

 ServingServe hot with rice and curry!. You can also serve like a spicy soup. 

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