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Pepper Rasam

written on Monday, November 1, 2021

Prep time 10 min
Serves 2

What is it?

Its a soup like dish popular in the Malnad, Western-Ghat areas of Karnataka in India. This dish is eaten with rice and can also be consumed as a savoury drink to relieve or help with cold/flu symptoms.


  1. Roast 1 table spoon each of corriander seeds, pepper corn and 2 table spoons of cumin seeds with little ghee until its toasted and turns aromatic (usually takes about 5 minutes on low flame).
  2. Grind the toasted mixture with dessicated coconut, salt and little water to create a paste.
  3. Mix the paste, jaggery and two cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  4. For tempering, fry cut garlic, curry leaves and hing (asafoetida) with a few cumin seeds and add it to the boiling mixture.
  5. Turn off the stove and add half a cup of milk to the hot liquid and consume it.

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