Milagu Rasam | Pepper Rasam
The comfort of sipping hot pepper rasam on a cold day!

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Adjust Servings:
1 Gooseberry Size Tamarind
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
a Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)
As Needed Salt
For Grinding
2 Teaspoon Peppercorns
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
For Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Ghee (Clarified butter)
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
Few Curry Leaves

Nutritional information

1 Cup
0 g
1 g
1 g

A Traditional & Healthy Rasam which tastes yummy with a hot steamed rice and a spoon of ghee

  • Bachelor Recipes
  • Home Remedy
  • Traditional Recipes


  • For Grinding

  • For Seasoning



Milagu Rasam is a traditional and healthy rasam made using pepper and cumin seeds.  Since it’s a great remedy for cold and sore throat it’s often being seen a Rasam which is being made when someone in the family is sick.  But I make this very often as I like the taste of pepper jeera mix and I love to have this with hot steaming rice and a spoon of ghee.

There are few different variations of the Milagu Rasam can be made.
1. Adding a spoon of Toor Dal and 1 Red chilli to the grinding ingredients.

We can fry the toor dal and red chili in a teaspoon of ghee and either we can fry the peppercorns or we can add it raw along with raw cumin seeds and grind it to a powder and add it to tamarind juice.

2. Adding Garlic also to the same rasam. We can crush 2-3 garlic and add it to the tamarind juice and allow it to boil along with the tamarind juice.

I am giving here the very plain basic Milagu Rasam that i make often in my home. We can even serve this healthy rasam as a starter soup.

Video Version of Milagu Rasam (Pepper Rasam)

Milagu Rasam | Pepper Rasam

You may also want to try other Rasam varieties which are also being used as a Home Remedies

Jeeraga Rasam | Jeera Rasam | Cumin Seeds Rasam

Kandathippili Rasam | Long Pepper Rasam

Poondu Rasam(Garlic Rasam)

Veppam poo Rasam(Neem Flower Rasam)


  1. We can grind 1/4 cup of pepper and 1/4 cup of cumin seeds and powder it and store it in an air-tight container and we can use it easily whenever we want to do this healthy rasam
  2. Generally for milagu rasam, we don’t add tomato or coriander leaves. But if we want we can add it.
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5 mins

Soaking Tamarind

Soak tamarind in warm water for 5 mins and extract the juice

2 mins

Grinding Spice

Take Peppercorns and Cumin Seeds in a mixer jar and grind it to a powder and keep it aside. We can grind large quantity of peppercorns and cumin seeds and store it in air-tight container and use it whenever we want

10 mins

Boil Tamarind

In a sauce pan, add tamarind juice along with salt, turmeric powder, Ground Pepper-Cumin Powder and asafoetida and boil the tamarind juice till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off.

5 mins

Add Water

Then add 2 cups of water and keep in medium flame till a frothy layer forms on top of the rasam

2 mins

Tempering Time

In the pan, pour the ghee and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begins to sputter add the curry leaves and fry for a minute. Add this tempering to the Pepper Rasam and switch off the flame

Sowmya Venkatachalam

IT Engineer turned full time Food Blogger. I ♡ FOOD. I also love food blogging. Did you make a recipe? Tag @Subbusktichen on Instagram. I WANNA SEE!

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