Pepper Rasam I Menasina saaru recipe

Recipe Categories: Curries I Sambar I Saaru
Preparation Time : 10 min Cooking Time : 10 min Serves : 4

Pepper rasam is a healthy and easy rasam recipe. An aromatic and tasty rasam, prepared with pepper, garlic, turmeric, and cumin. A spicy, tangy and hot rasam is good during cold winters, the best remedy to get relief from cold, sour throat or fever, a quick and easy flavorful rasam which can be prepared in a short time with simple ingredients. Menasina saaru is a traditional recipe commonly served to nursing mothers in south India.


Pepper – 1 1/2 tbs

Garlic – 6- 7 cloves peeled

Cumin – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Dry chilly – 2 no’s broken into two pieces

Tamarind – small marble size ball

Coriander – small bunch chopped

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil for seasoning



Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup lukewarm water for 5 min, Crush pepper to a coarse powder, crush garlic pods and keep ready.


Heat a vessel by adding little oil in it, when it is hot add cumin, allow it to splutter, add chilies and curry leaves saute, make a low flame, add crushed pepper and garlic


Saute for a while, add 4 to 5 cup of water, squeeze tamarind remove the waste from it, add tamarind juice into


Add turmeric powder and salt to taste, bring it to boil for 5 min. switch off the flame add chopped coriander stir.


Serve hot as a cup of soup or Enjoy with hot steamed rice.


Note –

Take care not to burn or over roast any ingredients while tempering as it spoils the taste of the dish.

If you’re making more quantity of rasam add more pepper and garlic in preparation.

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