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curry leaves rasam | karibevu soppu saru

curry leaves rasam |ಕರಿಬೇವು ಸೊಪ್ಪಿನ ಸಾರು | karibevu soppu saru
Rasam is one of the important dishes to be prepared in traditional brahmin families. These include a variety of rasams/saru, and tambuli as well. Curry leaves rasam is one them. Easy to make, healthy and tasty rasam/saru one should try and incorporate in your diet. This is no onion, no garlic  and vegan recipe

other saaru / rasam recipes you can try are

tomato rasam , bele/dal rasampepper jeera rasam and curry leaves / karibevu soppina rasam   more rasam recipes here

Ingredients for making curry leaves rasam:

  • 1/2 cup curry leaves
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 pinches turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp uddina bele /black gram / urad dal
  • 1/8 tsp menthe /menthya / fenugreek seeds
  • 2 to 4 dried red chilies(depends on your spice intake )
  • key lime size tamarind (wash and soak in water)
  • ~3 cups of water
  • 1 tsp jaggery
  • 1 tsp rock salt or salt to taste

For seasoning:

  • 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
  • pinch of hing
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds


  1. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan on, add menthe, urad dal,
  2. Red chilies, curry leaves,
  3. Keep stirring and add pepper,jeera and coriander seeds
  4. Fry it until the curry leaves becomes crisp
  5. Once the curry leaves becomes crisp add turmeric powder, mix it and turn off the heat
  6. Powder it, then add 1/2 cup water and grind it to a fine paste
  7. Transfer it to a pan, add 1/2 cup water to mixer jar and add that as well
  8. keep this rasam on medium heat, add salt, add tamarind extract.
  9. add jaggery, mix it, add enough water to get the rasam/saru consistency,
  10. let it boil for 3 to 4 minutes
  11. I have used around 3 cups of water altogether
  12. Now rasam is ready,

For seasoning:

  1. Heat the oil in a ladle on medium heat, once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, hing
  2. After it pops, add jeera, let it sizzle.
  3. turn off the heat and add it to the saru/rasam. Mix it and serve with hot rice or you can drink hot rasam on cold winter days!