Sunday, March 23, 2014

Garlic (Poondu) rasam

Garlic helps to reduce the cholesterol levels and prevents cold and flu. This Rasam is tasty as well as healthy so include this Garlic Rasam in your diet.


  • 1 Lemon size Tamarind (or ready made tamarind paste)
  • 1 Ripe Tomato (Chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Rasam powder
  • 1 Chopped Curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida 
  • As per taste Salt

To Grind:
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 5 pods Garlic

To Temper:
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds


1) Make tamarind paste and dilute it by adding 1 cup water. 

2) Add Tomato, and let it boil till  tomato gets cooked. 

3) Now add Asafoetida, Salt, Rasam powder and boil for 2 mins.

4) Grind Garlic pods, Cumin seeds and Coriander leaves. 

5) After 2 mins, add the ground paste, chopped curry leaves and some more water.

6) Switch off the flame when froth comes.

7) Heat Ghee in a kadai and add mustard seeds. 

8) After it crackles, add this to rasam.

Garlic rasam is ready to be served.

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