Mint rasam/Saathuamuthu is entirely different from the normal rasam and is prepared a using mint leaf which enhances the flavor of rasam. Pudina not only has a unique taste and smell, but it also has a number of health benefits. It promotes digestion, aids in healing nausea, and relieves headache and cough.
The below recipe works best for days when you have a runny nose and itchy throat.
Do give it a try !
Tamarind Lemon size
Turmeric Powder ½ Tsp.
Water 2 cups
Rasam Powder 1 Tbsp.
Salt as required
Mint leaves few
Mint / Pudina Leaves ½ cup chopped finely
Tomatoes 1 no.
Green Chili 1 no.
Grated Ginger 1 Tsp.
Peppercorns ¼ Tsp.
Cumin seeds ¼ Tsp.
Ghee 1 Tbsp.
Mustard Seeds: 1/2tsp
Cumin Seeds ¼ Tsp.
Curry Leaves: ½ sprig
- Soak the tamarind in 2 cups of hot water for 10 mins. Extract the tamarind water and add turmeric powder, salt and rasam powder. Mix it well and Boil it.
- In a small kadai, add a ½ tsp of Ghee , saute the chopped tamatoe, green chili , ginger, peppercorns, cumin seeds and mint leaves for a minute.
- Grind all the above with little water to a smooth paste consistency.
- Add grind mint paste to the tamarind mixture. Mix it well and bring it Boil,
- till the raw smell goes off on low flame, in this stage you can add little water if needed(I didn't add), if needed add salt too.
- Once the rasam gets boiled nicely , switch off . Prepare a tempering . Heat a tsp of ghee, add mustard seeds ,When mustard splutters add curry leaves and switch off. Pour it over the rasam.
- Garnish with Pudina leaves.
- Serve piping hot Pudina Rasam with hot steaming rice or sip it as a soup or as a yummy tonic for your indigestion / cold & cough.
- I want to get perfect Mint flavor to the rasam so, I did not add Hing powder to the rasam.