Pepper Rasam / Milagu Rasam

Pepper Rasam / Milagu Rasam

As I have told already rasam is one of the comforting foods during winter and health issue. Now in this post I am going to share the Pepper Rasam recipe. This Pepper Rasam is good comforting food during cold; it helps in relief of blocking nose, indigestion and so on. Let us move on to the recipe…

Pepper Rasam / Milagu Rasam

Pepper Rasam / Milagu Rasam


  • Tamarind – a gooseberry size
  • Black Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Channa dal / Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – a string
  • Coriander leaves with stalk – a handful
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Methi seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilies – 2 nos
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Soak tamarind in 250 ml of water and prepare tamarind extract.
  • Dry roast black pepper, 1 tsp of cumin seeds, garlic and channadal / Blackgram, till it changes golden brown or the raw smell goes off.
  • Bring it to room temperature and grind them to a fine powder.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, methi, and curry leaves and red chilies. Wait till they crackle.
  • Pour in the tamarind extract, add in the grounded powder and finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Stir it well and keep in medium flame. Sprinkle asafetida, when it starts to bubble.
  • Switch off the stove, when it begins to bubble not boil.
  • Add in the salt and give a stir.

Serve hot with steamed rice, curry and stir fry.

Note: Do not allow the rasam to boil, switch off the stove once it starts bubbling.



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