pepper rasam recipe, how to make pepper rasam or milagu rasam

pepper rasam recipe with step by step photos – pepper rasam or milagu rasam is a variation of rasam made with black pepper, tamarind, tomatoes and other spices.

pepper rasam recipe, how to make pepper rasam or milagu rasam

rasam is a comfort food and i make it pretty often. this recipe is one of those recipes that is excellent for cold and cough. the recipe does not make use of rasam powder. all you need are some indian herbs and spices in your kitchen. i have added garlic in rasam as i feel it gives a good flavor, though you can skip garlic if you want. another similar recipe is this pepper cumin rasam which is also good for cough and cold.

you can serve pepper rasam with rice or have it as a soup or an appetizer.

if you are looking for more rasam recipes then do check tomato rasam, garlic rasam, tamarind rasam, pineapple rasam and easy rasam recipe.

milagu rasam or pepper rasam recipe below:


how to make milagu rasam or pepper rasam recipe:

1. take ½ tablespoon tightly packed tamarind.

making pepper rasam recipe

2. soak the tamarind in ¼ cup warm water for 25 to 30 minutes.

making pepper rasam recipe

3. once the tamarind has soaked, squeeze the soaked tamarind to get the pulp. strain and keep aside.

making pepper rasam recipe

4. whilst the tamarind is soaking, take 2 teaspoons black pepper, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and 4 to 5 medium garlic (peeled or with their skins) in a mortar.

making pepper rasam recipe

5. with a pestle coarsely crush these spices. keep aside. you can also use a small grinder to coarsely crush these spices.

making pepper rasam recipe

6. heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan or pot. lower the flame and then add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds first and let them crackle.

making pepper rasam recipe

7. then add 2 dry red chilies and a generous pinch of asafoetida. stir and saute till the red chilies change color. do not burn them.

making pepper rasam recipe

8. add 2 small tomatoes which have been crushed (about ½ cup crushed tomatoes) and 10 to 12 curry leaves. instead of crushed tomatoes, you can also add ½ cup chopped tomatoes.

making pepper rasam recipe

9. stir and saute till the tomatoes become pulpy and soft.

making pepper rasam recipe

10. then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder ½ tsp red chilli powder. red chilli powder is optional.

making pepper rasam recipe

11. now add the coarsely crushed mix of black pepper + cumin + garlic.

making milagu rasam recipe

12. stir and mix well.

making milagu rasam recipe

13. then add tamarind pulp.

making milagu rasam recipe

14. add 2 cups water and mix again.

making milagu rasam recipe

15. season with salt.

making milagu rasam recipe

16. simmer on a low to medium flame till the raw aroma of tamarind goes away. cook for about 9 to 10 minutes.

making milagu rasam recipe

17. cover and allow to stand for 5 to 7 minutes. then lastly add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves.

making milagu rasam recipe

18. serve the pepper rasam plain or accompanied with rice, sambar and a side veggie stir fry. you can garnish pepper rasam with some chopped coriander leaves if you want.

pepper rasam recipe

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