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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ginger Rasam | Inji Rasam | No Onion No Garlic Rasam

Ginger Rasam
Ginger is a common spice used in Indian cooking. Ginger has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial properties. It is rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium  copper. Ginger root is used in Ayurveda medicine to relieve common cold and cough. Ginger Rasam is a spicy South Indian Soup served as a side dish to Rice. No rasam powder is needed for this rasam. It is onion free garlic free rasam. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Ginger Rasam - Inji Rasam.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Yields: 2 Servings
Inji Rasam

Table 1: To Grind
Chana Dal | Kadalai paruppu1 tsp
Toor Dal | Thuvaram paruppu1 tsp
Black Pepper | Milagu1 tsp
Cumin seeds | Seeragam1/2 tsp
Red chilly1
Ginger1 tbsp

Table 2:
Oil2 tsp
Mustard | Kadugu1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves3-5
Asafoetida | HingPinch
TamarindHalf Lemon size
Tomato Medium size1
SaltAs needed
Coriander LeavesFor Garnishing


  • Dry roast chana dal, toor dal, black pepper, cumin seeds and red chilly till chana dal and toor dal turns golden brown. Grind these roasted items along with ginger.

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  • Soak tamarind in hot water. Filter the juice and discard seeds and fibers  Grind tomato into smooth paste in blender by adding enough water. Add tomato juice to tamarind juice.

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  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard and allow it to splutter. Add curry leaves and Asoafoetida powder.

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  • Add tamarind juice followed by ground mixture and salt.

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  • Allow rasam to boil for 2 mins and simmer for 5 mins. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Ginger Rasam | Inji Rasam
Ginger rasam | Inji Rasam

Adjust pepper and red chillies to your taste.


  1. ginger rasam so very medicinal and an flavorful rasam :) looks super inviting :) I wud love drink them as is !!

  2. Being big fan of rasam, I will certainly try this ginger flavored rasam. Certainly looks very inviting and am loving the delicious outcome.

  3. Ginger flavored rasam is new to me.. Looks delicious and flavorful.. Would love to try it sometime..

  4. Ginger rasam with hot rice is just enough for me, love this flavourful rasam.

  5. Looks very comforting ! very flavorful !


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