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Quick Milagu Jeera Rasam - Cumin Pepper Soup (6 ingredients, 8 minutes or under)

Nourishing bowl of peppery South Indian soup perfect for winter or if any of the children are recovering from a cold.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Indian, south indian
Soak and grind (2 hrs or more)
  • 2 Tbsp Toor dal
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • Curry Leaves (Few)
Also soak
  • 1 Lemon Sized Tamarind
Boil with Tamarind water and Spice paste
  • 1-1.5 tsp Sambar or Rasam Powder
  • Salt to taste
Final Tadka (Optional)
  • 1 tsp Butter or ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera
  1. Grind all soaked spice items. Extract tamarind water from soaked tamarind.

  2. Boil Tamarind water. Add sambar powder, salt, ground spice mixture and boil just till it gets frothy.

  3. Add jeera to hot butter, let it sizzle and add to rasam.

Recipe Notes

According to traditions, rasam should not over-boil or it will develop bitterness from pepper.