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This is my mother-in-law’s recipe and is very effective in clearing up your nose and throat during the “cold” season. Hot pepper with pungent garlic is a great combination for this spicy rasam.

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Miriyala Charu/ Rasam (Pepper Soup) Yum
Miriyala Charu/ Rasam (Pepper Soup)
Course soups stews
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 12 - 15 Peppercorns
  • 4 Garlic cloves ~5
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 chilies Red
  • 3 tbsps Tamarind pulp
  • 4 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
Course soups stews
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 12 - 15 Peppercorns
  • 4 Garlic cloves ~5
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 chilies Red
  • 3 tbsps Tamarind pulp
  • 4 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
Miriyala Charu/ Rasam (Pepper Soup)
Instructions
  1. Grind peppercorns, cumin seeds and garlic cloves into a coarse paste (doesn’t have to be completely smooth).
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a saucepan, add red chilies and fry till they darken in color. Add the curry leaves and ground pepper paste. Fry on low flame for 2-3 minutes or until it gives out nice garlic smell.
  3. Add the tamarind pulp, salt and 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat, cover and let stand till ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

You can refrigerate the unused pepper+garlic masala for days in the refrigerator and use it when needed.

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6 thoughts on “Miriyala Charu/ Rasam (Pepper Soup)”

  1. After all the pumpkin recipes, what a change!! Beautiful Rasam, Mouthwatering Pavani!!
    Hey! I havn’t seen you in my blog for a long time, I think!! Taking time off??!! Thanks for Rasam!!:))

  2. This one of my favourite rasam’s Pavani. And its heavenly to have when your are down with a cold or fever. The moment the weather gets a lil cold or its raining I crave for this rasam.

  3. yummy rasam for fall weather.
    Pavani,I came to know abt Mother and Sri Aurobindo through a tamil monthly(Mangayar Malar) six years ago and i read about their life,their spirituality.I became a devotee since then.Back home every Sunday we gathered for meditation. Had visited The Ashram in Pondicherry couple of times.In Boston,we have a meditation center.Myself and my husband used to visit and medidate.I really miss that as we moved to Charlotte,NC.
    Happy to know about you.

    I have tagged you.Fill in when you find time.
    http://websamayal.blogspot.com/2006/09/food-experience-bad-pizza-ever-had.html

  4. hi pavani,that’s the first rasam i learnt to make from my mom-in-law after i got married!we make it without the garlic though.great recipe..thanks for sharing

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