Thursday, June 23, 2011

Molagu Jeeraga Rasam

I reach home by 8pm from my office and by the time I reach home, I lose all my energy because of the traffic and stuffs. My eyes are always longing to hit the bed to have a deep slumber but our stomach con't skip the dinner. All I manage to prepare these days is either vathakozhambu or Molagu jeeraga rasam and eat it with steamed rice.The preparation time for these dishes are very less and not more than 15-20 minutes :)My hubby and I love both the dishes and so my hubby never abject :) Both of us love dishes that taste tangy and so almost all the dishes I prepare has high tangy flavor. Here is the recipe.


Pepper(to your need)
Cumin seeds(to your need)
tamarind(small ball size)
curry leaves
coriander leaves
mustard seeds


1.Mix pepper and cumin seeds and grind it to fine coarse powder. I prepare this powder in large quantity and store it bottle for handy use.
2.Add water to the tamarind ball and squeeze juice out of it and pour it in a vessel.
3.Finely smash tomato and add it in tamarind water.
4.Add salt to the tomato tamarind water and place it in medium flame for few minutes till the raw smell of the tamarind goes and nice aroma of tomato spreads around.
5.At this stage add the cumin pepper powder ,stir well and allow it to boil for another 2 minutes and add asafetida. Switch off the stove.
6.In a separate wok add ghee and once heated add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter and finally add curry leaves.
7.Add this seasoning to the rasam and garnish it with coriander leaves.
I prepare this rasam often and we consider this as a heal for our cold and caught :) We use to drink it in tumbler(that much crazy we are when it comes to molagu jeeraga rasam).Also if you prepare pepper cumin powder in advance, this dish will not take more than 15 minutes for the entire preparation .You can enjoy aromatic rasam sadham with vadams :)


  1. Hey me too make same way,this is also my moms special :) My name is Raji..not raksha ..raks is my blog sphere name ;) hehehe...

  2. Hey even I wanted to confirm about ur name...thank you so much Raji for teh clarification :)
    your mom's spl too?!watta coincidence...yenga amma's spl too yidhu :)
    aana easy remedy for all of us :)

  3. Super molagu jeera rasam, namakku rasam irundha podhum,vera edhuvum vendam. Naa alwarpet thaan, neenga yengeyo?

  4. yes yes rasams are always our saviours :) great!I am from triplicane :)btw what is ur name chitchat?

  5. rasam is my fav....
    happy to follow you..
    chk out my space too..