Monday, 11 August 2014

Mint Rasam / Pudina Rasam

This fresh and aromatic mint flavored rasam is slightly different from normal Instant rasam preparation but i am sure you all are going like this!

Check also my Mint Rice, Mint Chutney and Mint Chicken recipes too.


Tomato -1 big
Black pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera / Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Tamarind - a small gooseberry size
Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
Mint leaves - a handful
Cooked toor dhal - 1 tbsp
Water - 1½ - 2 cups

For seasoning:
Oil - 1 to 2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Asafoetida - a pinch


Soak the tamarind in a cup of water for 10 minutes. Extract the juice and keep aside.

Add tomato, jeera and pepper in a mixie and grind it into a fine paste.

Add tamarind juice to the paste along with 1 to 1½ of water to dilute. Add salt and keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai; season it with mustard seeds and red chilies.

Once it crackles; add the prepared tomato mixture along mint leaves and cooked dhal. Allow to cook in medium flame.

Once the rasam starts to become frothy; switch off of the gas. (don't allow to boil; then the taste of rasam will change).

Transfer into a suitable container and serve hot with kootu , poriyal ( stir fry) or even with pappad it will taste awesome.


You can season it with ghee instead of oil.


  1. Rasam with mint, new to me....Delicious recipe....

  2. variety in rasam....

  3. Such a comforting food, can survive many days with it.


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