Mor Rasam (Buttermilk Rasam), a unique rasam variety which is special in Kachipuram District of TamilNadu. I came across this delicious rasam in one of the TV shows in Zee Tamil. Got inspired from the programme, I started doing this wonderful rasam often in my home. Very simple to make rasam using thick buttermilk and freshly ground spices. A very unique variety of rasam which doesn't include the usual ingredients like tamarind, tomato, dal etc. Lets see the recipe now...

Mor Rasam | Buttermilk Rasam
Mor Rasam | Buttermilk Rasam

Preparation time and Yield :
Preparation time5 mins
Cooking time15 mins

Mor Rasam | Buttermilk Rasam
Mor Rasam | Buttermilk Rasam

Sour Thick Curd1 Cup*
Water1 Cup
Turmeric Powder1/2 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste

For Grinding:
Thur dal1 teaspoon
Pepper2 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Ghee1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Red Chilli2
Curry Leavesfew

Mor Rasam | Buttermilk Rasam
Mor Rasam | Buttermilk Rasam

  1. Heat a pan and Dry roast the grinding ingredients till thur dal turns golden brown color. Remove the roasted ingredients from flame and add it to the mixer. Allow the ingredients to cool off

  2. Grind all the roasted ingredients to a nice paste by adding little water. Add the curd/yogurt in a sauce pan or vessel and beat it well with a whisk. Add a cup of water and beat curd and water again with whisk. Add the ground spice to the buttermilk and mix well. Beating the curd prevents the curd from curdling when we heat up. So beat it well.

  3. Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well and keep in flame and flame should be very low. When the mor rasam just starts to rise before start boiling, remove from flame. Do not allow the mor rasam to boil otherwise the yogurt starts to curdle.  

  4. Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add red chilli and curry leaves and saute it for 10 seconds and remove from flame. Add these seasoned ingredients to the mor rasam

  5. Now this tasty mor rasam is now ready to serve!
  6. Mor Rasam | Buttermilk Rasam
    Mor Rasam | Buttermilk Rasam

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  1. so yummy first time coming across this recipe.will surely try

  2. What is that Ground spice, please?

    1. The ingredients we grind it in the mixer is the ground spice