Pudina (Mint Leaves) Rasam

Up next on Food-Filment’s Rasam series is Pudina 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, 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 !

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INGREDIENTS:

Mint Leaves – a handful

Coriander leaves – a handful (make sure the coriander leaves does not overpower the mint aroma)

Grated Coconut – ½ cup

Ginger – ½ inch

Peppercorns – ½ tsp

Tomatoes – 1 – chopped finely

Green chillies – 2 – slit vertically

Tamarind Paste – 1 tbsp

Jaggery – 1 tsp

Salt – as per taste

FOR TEMPERING:

Ghee – 1 tsp

Cumin Seeds / Jeera – 1 tsp

Curry Leaves – few

METHOD:

Grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves, peppercorns and coconut together into a fine paste.

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In a deep bottomed vessel, add the ground paste with 2 to 3 cups of water (more or less based on the consistency of the rasam you need)

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Add tomatoes, green chillies, tamarind paste, turmeric powder, jaggery and salt. Boil well for 8-10 minutes.

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Turn off heat and prepare the tempering using jeera and curry leaves.

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Add to the rasam and serve hot with rice.

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One thought on “Pudina (Mint Leaves) Rasam

  1. It’s always a tricky thing trying to finish up the bunch of mint leaves from the market. So today I tried this rasam, it turned out so flavorful. Plus such an easy recipe to make. Thank you.

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