This rasam (soup) is made of sun dried turmeric leaves. The turmeric leaf is an antibiotic. It resolves any minor irregularities in the digestive system and is a good medication for cold and cough.

  • Sun dried Turmeric leaves - 1 or 2
  • Black Pepper - 1 tbsp
  • Jeera - 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind - lemon size
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  • Curry leaves
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • salt

For Seasoning:

  • Mustard seeds
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Oil
  • Few corriander leaves

How to make it:

Soak the turmeric leaf in water for about 10 minutes to make it soft. Wash it thoroughly in running water. Grind black peppers to a powder separately. Next, grind jeera and few curry leaves with 3/4 cup water. Take the pulp out of tamarind and boil in a vessel with 3 cups of water along with cut green chilli. After 2 minutes, add turmeric leaf, crushed black pepper, turmeric powder and asafoetida powder. Add coconut oil and cook covered for 5 minutes or until the aroma of turmeric leaf comes out. Now add the jeera water to it and let it boil for 2 more minutes. Do the seasoning with mustard seeds and red chilli and garnish with few corriander leaves. Serve with rice or as a soup.

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9 Responses
  1. FH Says:

    This is so unique dish for me Anu! Looks delicious, I don't weather I get Turmeric leaves here, got to look!:))

  2. Sagari Says:

    nice rasam i love rasam thanks for new recipe

  3. AnuSriram Says:

    Asha, i bring these leaves from India and stock them up.

    Sagari, Try it and see... the taste is just amazing...

  4. Swaruchy Says:

    Anu : A fresh,hip rasam recipe dear....haven't heard before :-)
    Will check out for those leaves now :-)

  5. Raks Says:

    This is new to me and bet it will taste great!!!
    you hav got a cool blog Anu!!love it..
    Your paintings are really good and me too had interest in oil painting sometime b4...And your craft works are also useful...
    way to ggo!!

  6. Rajitha Says:

    never heard of this rasam..was planning to ask u where did you get the leaves but u have answered this already....will bookmark this pg and try it when i go to India :)

  7. AnuSriram Says:

    Sirisha, Rajeshwari and Rajitha ... Thanks for all your comments. Wish u all a happy diwali.

  8. Unknown Says:

    very nice rasam and special also.thxs

  9. Anonymous Says:

    The Polynesians brought turmeric (which they call Olena) all the way across the Pacific to Hawaii. they use it only as a medicine. I grow it in warm, wet Puna, Hawaii; yet the leaves disappear in winter and come back in May. I have been cooking with the root for 40 years, and am excited about using the leaves. We wrap food in Ki (Ti) leaves for subtle flavor enhancement, and I'll bet turmeric will be good that way also.
    aloha, Peet