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 !



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


Ghee – 1 tsp

Cumin Seeds / Jeera – 1 tsp

Curry Leaves – few


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


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)


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


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


Add to the rasam and serve hot with rice.


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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