Jeera Rasam Recipe | Jeerige Saaru Recipe | Cumin Rasam

Jeera Rasam | Jeeraga Rasam | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru



Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru



Learn how to make jeera rasam recipe | jeeraga rasam recipe | Seeraga rasam | cumin rasam | jeerige saaru recipe with a detailed step by step photos and procedure.

Rasam is a popular South Indian recipeIt is usually served as a second course after Sambar. 

Jeeragam/Seeragam means cumin seeds in Tamil. Jeera rasam is quite simple to prepare. It just requires a few basic ingredients like tomato, tamarind, along with some soaked and coarsely grounded Indian spices. Moreover, this rasam can be prepared with or without rasam powder.

Rasam is usually consumed as a soup or served along with steamed rice and side dishes like fry/varuval or poriyal/palya. Rasam is an everyday affair for people in Tamil Nadu. The distinct taste of cumin seeds comes from this jeera rasam makes flavorful and hearty, hence we call this rasam as jeeragam rasam.



Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru



As per Wikipedia, rasam means "juice". It can refer to any juice, but in South Indian homes rasam commonly refers to soup prepared with sweet-sour stock made from either kokum or tamarind, along with tomato and lentil, and Indian spices. Rasam is a Sanskrit word and it is called rasam/Saathamudhu in Tamil, saaru in Kannada, and chaaru in Telugu which means "essence".

Jeera Rasam is also similar to a soup that is so warm, and comforting. It is light on the stomach too. Rasam is an ideal meal to enjoy on a rainy day. It will make your taste buds happy on cold winter days.

Jeerige saaru is also good to treat indigestion, fever, cough, and cold. So whenever the weather is cold and starts to drizzle, the first thing that comes to my mind is rasam as it is calm and soothing. Cumin seed rasam is somewhat similar to pepper rasam however it is quite spicy and has a strong peppery flavor.

I didn't add garlic in this recipe. But, if you like garlic flavor in cumin rasam, you can add around 2 to 3 crushed garlic which makes rasam so flavorful. Additionally, I have also used a lot of curry leaves while grinding, so it will make your rasam look somewhat green in color and gives a thicker consistency. You can simply adjust the concentration by adding some extra water. If you are not okay with more curry leaves, you can reduce the quantity as well.



Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


Recipe: Jeera Rasam | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


Serves - 4 to 5
Cuisine - South Indian.
Region - Tamil Nadu.
Course - Appetizer/Soup/Main.
Prep time - 15 min | Cook time - 20 min | Total time - 35 min.
Diet - Vegetarian.
Author - Pavithra.

Ingredients:


To be soaked and grounded coarsely:


1. Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
2. Pepper - 1/2 tsp
3. Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
4. Red chilies - 1
5. Toor dal - 1/2 tbsp
6. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
8. Water - 1/2 cup

To season:


1. Ghee - 1 tbsp
2. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
3. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
4. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
5. Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

To extract tamarind juice:


1. Tamarind - small gooseberry size
2. Water - 1/2 cup
 

Other Ingredients:


1. Rasam powder - 1 tsp (optional)
2. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
3. Salt - 1 tsp/As per taste
4. Tomato - 1
5. Water required to dilute the gravy - 2 to 3 cups
6. Coriander leaves - 5 twigs


How to make jeera rasam:



1. Take a bowl and soak cumin seeds, pepper, coriander seeds, Toor dal, red chilies, and curry leaves in water for 10 to 15 minutes. (Note: the water to soak should be just sufficient enough for the ingredients to immerse).

2. After 15 minutes the soaked ingredients mentioned under Table 1 become soft to touch and now they can be grounded coarsely adding half a cup of water. Keep it aside.

3. Extract tamarind juice by adding half a cup of water.

4. Pour the tamarind extract in a pan and add one teaspoon rasam powder, half teaspoon turmeric powder, one chopped/crushed tomato, and the required amount of salt and heat the pan.

5. Keep the flame on the medium-low level. Wait till the raw smell of the tamarind vanishes. It takes nearly 15 minutes.

6. Now add the coarsely grounded gravy and dilute it by adding 2 to 3 cups of water to form a mild soup-like consistency.

7. Temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and asafoetida in ghee. Pour the seasoning over the mild soup.

8. Keep the stove on medium flame. Wait till the frothy Rasam slowly raises to the brim of the pan. Switch off the flame and garnish it with cilantro/coriander leaves.


How to prepare jeera rasam with step-wise photos:



1. Take a bowl and soak cumin seeds, pepper, coriander seeds, Toor dal, red chilies, tomato, and curry leaves in water for 10 to 15 minutes. (Note: the water to soak should be just sufficient enough for the ingredients to immerse).

2. After 15 minutes the soaked ingredients mentioned under Table 1 become soft to touch and now they can be grounded coarsely adding half a cup of water. Keep it aside.


Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


3. Soak tomato and tamarind in a glass of hot water for 15 mins separately. Extract tamarind juice by adding half a cup of water if required. You can peel the tomato skin if you want and chop it or squeeze it nicely using your hand.


Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


4. Pour the tamarind extract and tomato juice in a pan and add 1 tsp of rasam powder (optional), 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, and the required amount of salt and heat the pan on a medium-low flame.


Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


5. Let it boil till the raw smell of the tamarind vanishes. It takes nearly 10 to 15 minutes.


Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


6. Now add the coarsely grounded gravy and dilute it by adding 2 to 3 cups of water to form a mild soup-like consistency.


Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


7. Temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and asafoetida in ghee. Pour the seasoning over the mild soup.


Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


8. Keep the stove on medium flame.


Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


9. Wait till the frothy Rasam slowly raises to the brim of the pan.


Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


10. Switch off the flame and garnish it with cilantro/coriander leaves.


Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


Jeera rasam | Cumin rasam is ready to serve with rice and vegetable side dish.


Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru



Check out my other rasam and kadhi varieties:










Here, I have attached a few vegetable stir fry/poriyal recipes for you.



Okra curry recipe

Keerai poriyal recipe

Mullangi Poriyal recipe

Spinach dry curry recipe



Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


Health benefits of cumin seeds:


1. Cumin seeds improve digestion.
2. It prevents diabetes.
3. It fights the common cold.
4. It prevents anemia.
5. It helps with digestion and prevents constipation.
6. It boosts the immune system.
7. It helps to remove the toxins from the body.
8. It eliminates phlegm and mucus.
9. Fights viral infections. 
10. Good for lactating mothers.
11. Helps in weight loss.
12. Excellent source of Vitamin A, C, and E. 
13. Anti-aging.



Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


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Jeera Rasam Recipe | Cumin Rasam | Jeerige Saaru


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  1. Nice Jeera Rasam with neat presentation and step by step procedures.
    Best wishes
    Revathi

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