Rasam for cold and Fever l Pepper Cumin Rasam

pepper cumin rasam

Pepper Cumin Rasam is ideal for cold winter days. It works best as a home remedy for cold and fever.


Whole coriander seeds – 1½ tsp

Whole peppercorns – 1½ tsp

Cumin seeds – 1½ tsp

Asafoetida – 2 small pieces

Jaggery – 1 tsp or as needed

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Tamarind – gooseberry sized 

Water – 4 cups 

For Tempering

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Whole coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

Dry red chillies – 3

Curry leaves – as needed

Coriander leaves – as needed

Salt – as needed



Grind peppercorns, coriander, and cumin seeds to a coarse powder. Keep aside. 

Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of water. Squeeze tamarind and discard the seeds. Keep aside freshly squeezed tamarind water. 

In a pan, add 3 1/2 cups of water, curry leaves, tamarind, jaggery, turmeric powder, and salt. Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 3-4 minutes. Stir and remove from heat. 

In a kadai, heat ghee. Add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add urad dal, red chillies, and coriander seeds. When urad dal turns brown, add ground coarse powder. Saute on low flame for 2 minutes. Switch off the stove. 

Pour it over the rasam. Boil for 3-4 minutes. 

Serve hot with rice. 

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