Jeeragam(Cumin Seeds) Rasam | Jeera Rasam

Jeera rasam is easy to make recipe and it is good for health. In my younger days, once a month, my mom used to give castor oil to clean the stomach. On that day, she used to make this yummy rasam which heals the stomach. Jeera helps in digestion and good for health too. Even my mom used to prepare this yummy rasam whenever she used to do Paruppu Thugayal. It is a best combo with paruppu thugayal and any stew variety. 

Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins

Jeeragam(Cumin Seeds) Rasam | Jeera Rasam
Jeeragam(Cumin Seeds) Rasam | Jeera Rasam

Tamarind1 small lemon size
Curry leavesfew
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
Hinga Pinch

For Grinding:
Ghee1 teaspoon
Coriander Seeds1 teaspoon
Channa Dal1 teaspoon
Pepper1/2 teaspoon
Red Chilli1

For Seasoning:
Ghee1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds1 teaspoon
Red Chilli1

Jeeragam(Cumin Seeds) Rasam | Jeera Rasam
Jeeragam(Cumin Seeds) Rasam | Jeera Rasam

  1. Soak tamarind in water and extract the juice

  2. Heat ghee in a pan, add grinding ingredients and fry till the dal turn golden brown colour. Cool the fried ingredients and grind it to a fine paste

  3. Take tamarind juice in a vessel along with curry leaves, hing and salt and keep it flame. When the raw smell of tamarind juice goes off, add the ground paste and mix well and keep in medium flame and allow the ground paste to cook well in tamarind water

  4. Meanwhile, take the cumin seeds and few curry leaves in a mixer and grind it to a nice paste by adding little water. 

  5. When the rasam boil for 10 minutes, add the ground jeera paste and adjust the water level and bring the rasam to boil. Finally in another pan temper the seasoning ingredients and add it to the rasam and switch off the flame

  6. The mouth-watering Jeeragam(Cumin Seeds) Rasam | Jeera Rasam is ready to serve
  7. Jeeragam(Cumin Seeds) Rasam | Jeera Rasam
    Jeeragam(Cumin Seeds) Rasam | Jeera Rasam

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Hello Mami,

The photo of the Jeera Rasam shows that the jeera is also added in the seasoning.

Jeera is missed out in the seasoning ingredients and method too.

Also is the pepper also added to the jeera rasam?

May be a variation, not sure.

But thanks all the same for wonderful recipes all the way.


Hi Latika,

Thanks for your comments. I completely went through the recipe again (which was published in 2009) and corrected the steps/ingredients. Please check now and let me know your comments

Hi Mami,

Thanks for taking out the time to correct it.

It came out perfect now.


Hello Mami,
Thank you very much for your recipes. Our family is enjoying them.


What is d substitute for tamarind???? Can it b optional.. Mam pl reply as I am interested in your recipes very much. I enjoy them very much only the south Indian types......

Hi SSK, If you don't like tamarind, then you can add Tomato as a substitute for Tamarind



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