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Kothamalli Rasam / Coriander Soup

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I love to have different kinds of rasam rather than usual garlic or tomato rasam. I made slight changes in my friend’s (Thilaga) rasam recipe and tried this coriander rasam. It came out so good and I just loved it :).

  • Tamarind – Small lemon size
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Red Chillies – 1
  • Tomatoes – 2 (medium size finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Sambar powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1 1/2 tsp (adjust according to taste)
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish

To Grind:

  • Black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilly – 1 (small)
  • Garlic – 2 large cloves
  • Coriander strings – 20

Method of Preparation:

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  1. Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract the juice.
  2. Grind pepper, cumin seeds and green chilly.
  3. Then add the coriander leaves and grind (everything without adding water).
  4. Finally add the garlic and pulse it (garlic should be just crushed).
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds followed by curry leaves and asafoetida.
  6. Add the ground masala and fry for a minute.
  7. Then add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, sambar powder and add the salt.
  8. Sautee till the tomatoes become soft and then add the tamarind extract.
  9. Add required amount of water.
  10. Turn off the heat when it starts to bubble.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves.


  • We can add just a tbsp of coconut while grinding the coriander but that is totally optional.

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  1. what a flavourful rasam

  2. supper

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