Friday, March 11, 2016

Iyengar style Jeera Pepper Rasam

The other day when I was speaking to my mom she shared one of the most lovely recipe ...this Rasam I love the combo of Jeera and Pepper they when combined in any recipe gives such a beautiful taste ....Yumm.....I was very keen to prepare this and it was delicious simply enjoyed it with Rice and papad was such a comforting meal ...Try this you will def love the taste !!


1/4 cup Toor dal (boiled and Mashed)

1/4 tsp haldi / turmeric Powder 

1 tsp ghee + 1 tsp oil 

Spices for Rosting in ghee

1+ 1/2 tbsp Peppercorn 

1/4 tsp Jeera

1 tbsp Urad dal 

1 tbsp Yellow Moong dal

2 sprigs of curry leaves 

1/4 tsp Hing

2 tbsp desiccated coconut

3 tbsp coconut mik 

1/2 tsp Lemon juice (opt)

2 green chilli (sliced )

1 tbsp coriander leaves 

salt to taste


  • Pressure cook toordal  with haldi till cooked (probably it will take 2 whistles). Then mash it well . 
  • Add green chillies and coriander leaves , salt to taste and bring to a boil.
  • Take a small non stick pan add ghee when it melts add in Peppercorn , Jeera, moong dal, Urad dal and roast on the low flame till very nice aroma and dal turns slight golden then add in curry leaves and continue frying for 2 mins. Add hing powder , desi coconut and fry well for a min. Then switch off the gas and allow it to cool and grind to a fine paste.
  • Grind 2 tbsp coconut to a fine paste and keep it aside.
  • In boiled dal add Jeera pepper paste and coconut milk , coriander leaves and bring to a boil .
  • Your Rasam is Ready . Lastly give a good squirt of lemon Juice (Opt) ( I didn't )
  • Serve it piping hot or relish just like that you will def love the flavour here tastes soo yumm with rice and papad !
  • Note : you can add in fried curry leaves if you want ...I have added a few just to hype the taste :) (but it isn't there in the original recipe ) (opt)