Churna/Churan Rasam

A basic Rasam recipe is part of a regular three course meal in almost every South Indian lunch menu.  This particular recipe is very comforting and is definitely going to stand out with its Ayurvedic medicinal ingredients that is nutritious and best for preventing and treating cold and cough.

The ingredients used in this recipe are rich with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Although the ingredients list might seem lengthy it is still easy to make. This recipe is a combination of my Mom's and Mother-in-laws's recipe. My kids enjoy this rasam when they are sick as well. This Churna Rasam may be served with warm rice or it can also be a warm and soothing soup on a cold evening.

Cuisine : Indian
Level : Easy
Yields : 5 cups
Preparation time : 10-15 mins

Ingredients :

Dry ingredients
  1. Black Pepper - 1 Teaspoon
  2. Cumin/Jeera - 1 Teaspoon
  3. Coriander seeds / Dhania - 1 Teaspoon
  4. Horse-gram - 1 Tablespoon
  5. White mustard seeds - 1 Teaspoon

Wet ingredients
  1. Tomatoes - 2
  2. Ginger - 1/2 inch
  3. Garlic - 3 
  4. Green Chilly - 1 (optional)
  5. Turmeric/Haldi root - 1 inch (skin peeled)
  6. Lemon juice

Masala Powders:
  1. Rasam powder - 1 Teaspoon
  2. Asafetida / Hing - 1/4 Teaspoon
  3. Tulsi powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
  4. Churna powder - 1 Teaspoon (For recipe Click here)
  5. Salt to taste

  1. Curry leaves - Few
  2. Coriander/Cilantro leaves - Few

  • In a blender pulse all the dry ingredients to a fine powder.
  • With the same, add all the wet ingredients and grind to a paste. You may add little water if required.
  • Transfer the mixture into a large sauce pan and add 4-5 cups of water. Mix well with the ladle and heat it on the stove until it comes to a boil.
  • Now add the Masala powders and give it a stir. 
  • You may garnish with few curry leaves and fresh coriander leaves with stem finely chopped.
  • Serve hot as a soup or with rice. Enjoy! 

    • If you are lucky to get fresh Tulsi leaves, simply grind it along with the wet ingredients.
    • You may substitute Churna powder with any instant Sukku coffee powder as an alternative. 
    • Lemon or Gooseberry/Amla based Rasam also works well with this recipe.  

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  1. Ajwain/Carom, Cloves and Amla also help treat cold. You may add 1/4 teaspoons of each along with the dry ingredients if you wish.
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