Jeerige Menasu Rasam is a South Indian soup flavored with cumin seeds and pepper . We have a huge variety when it comes to Rasams and I am a big fan of these light soups .

After a drooling April Mega Marathon with Explore your flavours , and with a hectic schedule at home front I decided to post for two weeks . Fortunately I have a very rich draft section so I could easily do two weeks .

This week I shall be posting Regional Cuisine from a Country and I naturally chose India . I shall be posting Udupi Cuisine on all three days .

While I made this Udupi spread PJ was the one to help me finalise the menu and share most recipes . I was aware of Udupi restaurants but never knew they had such a wide and flavourful spread . It is interesting to know that this cuisine is totally satvik . It does not contain any non vegetarian dishes , so much so that the food is made without onions and garlic .

Today’s Rasam or Saaru as called in the local language is flavored with cumin and pepper. This is the first time I made this Saaru and ever since I am addicted to it . The peppery taste is so good for cold and cough and the taste is absolutely stunning . Check out for yourself .

Jeeringe Menasu Saaru / South Indian Soup

Jeerige Menasu Rasam

Ingredients

Podi
1 tsp ghee
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp peppercorns

Rasam
1 tomato , large
Tamarind , small gooseberry sized ball
Pinch asafoetida
Few curry leaves
Pinch turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish

Tempering
1 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch asafoetida

Method

Podi
Heat ghee in a pan .
Add cumin and peppercorns .
Roast till cumin sizzles and the pepper starts popping .
Remove from heat .
Let cool and crush in a blender or in a mortar and pestle to a fine powder .

Rasam
Pressure cook the tomato in little water for 1 whistle .
When cool to handle , remove the skin and mash it .
Add the tamarind and curry leaves .
Add asafoetida , cumin pepper powder.
Add 2 cups water and let it come to a rolling boil.
Add turmeric and salt and boil for another 2-3 minutes .
Add coriander leaves.
Temper the rasam with cumin , mustard and asafoetida.

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Jeerige Menasu Rasam
Jeerige Menasu Rasam is a South Indian soup flavored with cumin seeds and pepper . We have a huge variety when it comes to Rasams , but nothing to beat this one !
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 05 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 05 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
Podi
  1. Heat ghee in a pan .
  2. Add cumin and peppercorns .
  3. Roast till cumin sizzles and the pepper starts popping .
  4. Remove from heat .
  5. Let cool and crush in a blender or in a mortar and pestle to a fine powder .
Rasam
  1. Pressure cook the tomato in little water for 1 whistle .
  2. When cool to handle , remove the skin and mash it .
  3. Add the tamarind and curry leaves .
  4. Add asafoetida , cumin pepper powder.
  5. Add 2 cups water and let it come to a rolling boil.
  6. Add turmeric and salt and boil for another 2-3 minutes .
  7. Add coriander leaves.
  8. Temper the rasam with cumin , mustard and asafoetida .
Recipe Notes

Udupi Thali

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12 thoughts on “Jeeringe Menasu Saaru / South Indian Soup”

  1. We call these Saar and it is a favorite of mine. I am amazed at the variatiobs of this comfort food. I will try this udipi version soon.

  2. Feels so good to have enough in the drafts, isn’t it? 🙂 I love rasams too and this sounds very easy to make and feels like comfort food… no comments on that thali, I am turning my head and telling myself, don’t look there… 😉

  3. I must go back and check on your Udupi Thali Vaishali, I think I didn’t participate that week and ever since been wanting to go back and check. That thali looks amazing and I personally love Udupi cuisine having made a thali from it. All the dishes are so easy to make yet taste out of the world. Cumin Pepper Rasam is what I make every day but this is so different, must try for sure.. Pls know I am forever J of your rich draft..hehehe

  4. Wow, that thali looks so good, Vaishali. Rasam is my favorite and love to have them on any time. Looks delicious and most comforting food!!!

  5. Having a rich drafts is always a boon right! And thanks for the mention Vaishali. This is my mom’s favorite saaru and we make this often.Once again I am drooling over your delicious thali.

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