Thursday, October 24, 2013


Pepper Rasam or Milagu Rasam is always a comforting food for my family when anyone gets cold. That too my mom makes it so simple and avoid tomatoes in it. When I get cold in my childhood days my mom used to prepare this and I will drink this pepper rasam. There are many varieties in making this pepper rasam by adding dal water, tomatoes, etc. But here we see the simplest way. 

You can check some more Rasam recipes here

Horsegram Rasam / Kollu Rasam
Jackfruit Rasam
Pineapple Rasam
Mangalore Rasam
Mango Rasam
Paruppu Rasam

How to make Pepper Rasam / Milagu Rasam

Preparation time: 15 min | Cook Time: 10min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Main dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Pepper - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Garlic - 2 cloves chopped 
Tamarind - 1 gooseberry size
Water - 1.5 + 2 cups
Curry leaves - few
Rasam powder - 2 tsp ( optional ) ( I did not add here)
Asafoetida - little ( 3 pinch )
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Oil - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp (optional)
Salt - as per taste


1. Take the ingredients and soak the tamarind in 1.5 cups water. Let it soak for atleast 10 min so that you can get the tamarind extract easily.

2. Crush the pepper, cumin seeds and garlic. Crush the tamarind and Extract the tamarind water. Keep it aside.

3. In a kadai/wok, add the oil and when hot add the Urud dal and when it becomes light brown, add the curry leaves and red chilli. Fry for a minute and then add half the crushed pepper garlic paste. Fry them again until nice aroma comes. Add the tamarind extract.

4. Add the remaining 2 cups of water and add the asafoetida and remaining crushed pepper garlic. At this stage if you want you can add the rasam powder. (I have not added here).

5. Add the ghee and when it starts boiling add the coriander leaves.

6. Just allow to boil for 2 min and switch off.

7. Serve the hot hot Pepper rasam with hot steamed rice and serve the potato poriyal or spicy potato roast as a side dish. You will really feel better after having this rasam when u get cold.

So who wants to drink this hot Pepper Rasam or milagu Rasam

18 lovely comments:

Shama Nagarajan

comfort rasam...comes in no time


Nobody can say no to this lovely pepper rasam. When ppl gets sick, This rasam is one of the handy to go and get away the cough and cold.Can be drunk in the form of soup too.Well presented akila.
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Priya Suresh

My comforting food, one of my favourite pepper rasam,just drooling over that glass of rasam.

Hamaree Rasoi

This is just the right kind of rasam to get rid of cold. Looks very inviting.


Looks tangy and yummy !

Priya Anandakumar

Love this flavorful, spicy and healthy rasam...


healthy and flavorful fav ...


perfect spicy rasam for cold. i wish someone makes these kinda comforting foods for me


yum, spicy and delicious. perfect for cold weather.

Nava K

Love this pepper rasam. Never say no to rasam, our fav and almost every week its on our table.

Will try this peppery version for this weekend.


wow...great rasam for rainy day n during cold...

Kaveri Venkatesh

Love this feels so good to sip a glass of this while suffering from cold..nice clicks


I feel the aroma of it.. so comforting


Pepper rasam is my weakness.


wow .. they look gorgeous and super tempting

nandoos kitchen

An all time comfort rasam. Healthy and flavourful.

Gajus kitchen

pepper rasam looks awesome and appetizing.. lovely clicks


all time favorite ! love it :)

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