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Pudina Rasam, Mint Rasam Recipe, How to make Mint Rasam / Broth

by | Dec 6, 2016 | 2 comments

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Recipe for Mint Rasam / Pudina Rasam. Mint Broth recipe. South Indian style mint rasam. Excellent home remedy for cold and flu.

I love making Pudina Rasam. I always make this rasam whenever we prepare a heavy meal. Mint has got a lot of digestive properties. I even serve the rasam as a soup / first course before starting the meal. Do make a big batch as almost everyone always go for seconds. Pudina Rasam is an excellent home remedy to clear stuffy nose instantly. I make a big batch all the time when someone is down with cold. My son likes this rasam a lot as he likes the flavour of mint leaves. The rasam is so comforting. You can serve it as a broth or even mix it with cooked white rice and serve as rasam sadam. Do try it at home.

Here is the video of how to make it.

Tamarind Pulp
Soak the tamarind in water for 20 minutes until it’s very soft and pliable. Gently squeeze the soaked tamarind to extract all the juices. Discard any seeds or fiber after squeezing. Tamarind pulp is ready. Set aside.

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Heat ghee in a pan and add in the curry leaves and cumin seeds. Saute on a low flame for 30 seconds.

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Add in the turmeric powder and rasam powder. Make sure the flame of the stove is at the lowest possible as you do not want the spice powders to burn. Saute for 10 seconds.

Note: Rasam Powder
I have used home made rasam powder. You can get the recipe here.
Store bought rasam powder works fine too!

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Add in the cooked toor dal.
Toor Dal:
(Cook 1/4 cup of toor dal with 1 cup of water for 10 minutes in a pressure cooker. Allow the pressure from the cooker to release naturally. On opening, I mashed the dal with the back of a cup.)

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Add in fresh cracked pepper and the tamarind pulp.

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Bring to a simmer. The broth will foam up and start to bubble on the sides. When it starts boiling, switch off the flame. Do not allow the rasam to boil for a long time.

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Take a bowl and add in the salt, coriander leaves and mint leaves. Add in the hot rasam immediately to the bowl.

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The mint leaves and coriander leaves will wilt once the hot rasam is added to the bowl. Immediately, close the bowl with a tight lid and allow the flavours to develop. Do not open for the next 15 minutes.

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After 15 minutes, strain the rasam. Press the strained mixture with a back of a ladle to extract most of the flavours.

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Serve hot as a broth or mix it with rice and serve as rasam sadam.

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Pudina Rasam, Mint Rasam Recipe, How to make Mint Rasam / Broth

Recipe for Mint Rasam / Pudina Rasam. Mint Broth recipe. South Indian style mint rasam. Excellent home remedy for cold and flu.

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x

Ingredients

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For Tamarind Pulp

  • half a lime size tamarind
  • 1.5 cups water

For Cooking Toor Dal

  • 1/4 cup toor dal
  • 1 cup water

Other Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon rasam powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 sprigs mint leaves
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves

Instructions

  1. Soak the tamarind in water for 20 minutes until it’s very soft and pliable. Gently squeeze the soaked tamarind to extract all the juices. Discard any seeds or fiber after squeezing. Set aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan and add in the curry leaves and cumin seeds. Saute on a low flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add in the turmeric powder and rasam powder. Saute for 10 seconds on a low flame.
  4. Cook toor dal with water for 10 minutes in a pressure cooker. Add in the cooked toor dal.
  5. Add in fresh cracked pepper and the tamarind pulp.
  6. Bring to a simmer. The broth wiill foam up and start to bubble on the sides. When it starts boiling, switch off the flame. Do not allow the rasam to boil for a long time.
  7. Take a bowl and add in the salt, coriander leaves and mint leaves. Add in the hot rasam immediately to the bowl.
  8. Close the bowl with a tight lid and allow the flavours to develop for 15 minutes.
  9. Strain the rasam and serve hot.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu

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2 Comments

  1. Uma @ Centsible Indian

    It would be a great soup as well, I guess. Going to try this once the winter is over.

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