Jeera Rasam/Cumin (South-Indian) Soup

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Weather is turning very Chilly, everybody has started coughing. Poor Kids, everyday they wait @ morning 6:30 am for the school bus, it would be still dark, Chiilllllll, and all would love a extended sleep tugged under their blankets!!!!! But, no way, cant miss the day, all we can do is just boost up their immunity by cooking up something healthy!!!!
Jeera Rasam/Cumin (South-Indian) Soup, gives you all the freshness needed when you are lazing around with a runny nose, body-ache, a very bad-cold.

1 tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera
1/2 tbsp tuvar dal/Pigeon pea
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 green chilli
a small piece of ginger
2 cloves of garlic
2 sprigs curry leaves
a fistful of fresh coriander leaves
1- 1/2 tsp Rasam Powder
Salt to taste

1 tsp of oil/ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of hing and turmeric powder

Instant Rasam Powder
1-1/2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Pepper
3/4 tsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp tuvar dal
1/2 tsp gram dal
1/2 tsp moong dal
Grind all these ingredients together. I usually make a a large measurement, about a cup and store it in a air-tight container.

Soak Cumin/jeera and tuvar dal/pigeon pea for 15-20 minutes. Drain grind them with tomatoes, green chilli, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and coriander leaves and 1/2 cup of water.

Heat a pan with a tsp of oil, splutter mustard seeds, add hing and turmeric powder. 
Now add the grounded paste to this, add 1 cup of water, rasam powder and salt. Mix well.

Let the mixture boil, Keep the flame low, Wait for the rawness of the rasam powder to escape, approx 10-12 minutes.  
Check the consistency, if its very thick, add another 1/2 cup of water or else just put off the flame. 
Garnish with dash of Pepper powder. Enjoy with Steaming Rice and a dollop of Ghee !!! Sending this to CMT-Daal/Kaadi/Sambar/Rasam, Jagruit's Event guest hosted by me.

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  1. Wow.. yummy.. This rasam is one of my favorite :) But your version is little different from mine. looks yumm

  2. Super rasam,I too prepare quite often.

  3. this is my most fav one out of all rasams which we make.

  4. The rasam looks utterly tempting . Love ur step by step pics too .

    Nice to know that u'd be demonstrating the Zoo theme sandwiches at ur kids school . All the best , hope kiddos enjoy the fun foods !!!

    - Smita
    @Little Food Junction

  5. piriya very yummy cumin rasam
    i am also making this type of rasam

  6. Quite descriptive step by step recipe..

    U cud link it to my event

    Soup It up

    UK Rasoi


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