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Pudina Rasam | Mint Rasam

Mint Rasam
Mint is a popular herb in Indian cuisine. It is known as pudina in Tamil. Mint leaves have a aromatic sweet flavor. Mint Leaves helps to eliminate toxins from the body, blood cleanser, acts as coolant to skin irritation and combat bad breath. Always choose fresh green mint leaves.Mint Rasam is a flavorful rasam and good for digestion. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Pudina Rasam | Mint Rasam.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins 
Ready In: 20 mins
Yields : 2 Servings
Pudina Rasam | Mint Rasam

2 tsp
1/4  tsp
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
Curry Leaves
4 to 6
Garlic Cloves 
Shallots chopped finely
Asafoetida Powder | Hing | Perungayam
Cooked Toor Dal  | Thuvaram paruppu 
1/4 Cup
Mint Leaves 
(tightly packed)
1/2 Cup
Ripe Medium size Tomato 
Half Lemon Size
Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp
Cumin powder
1/4 tsp
Black Pepper
2 tsp
Coriander Powder
1 tsp
As needed

  • Wash and chop mint leaves. Wash and soak toor dal for 20 minutes. Pressure cook toor dal for 4 to 5 whistles.
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  • Wash and cut tomato into small pieces. Grind tomato into smooth paste by adding enough water. Soak tamarind in hot water. Filter Tamarind juice. Discard seeds and fibers. Add mint leaves and ground tomato pulp to the tamarind juice.
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  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard and allow it to splutter. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves. Add shallots, garlic cloves and fry till shallots turn translucent. Add Asafoetida powder.
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  • Add cooked toor dal, tamarind, tomato and mint leaves.
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  •  Add salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, black pepper and Coriander powder. Allow rasam to boil and simmer for 5 mins.
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 Pudina Rasam | Mint Rasam
Pudina Rasam


  1. Awesome, just had a chat with my colleague sits behind me in the office. We both are so impressed with this mint version. Of course rasam is our fav and I shall try out after getting the mint leaves.

  2. Would love to have hot rasam on a cold day!! Pudina version looks tasty!!

  3. wow very very delicious and flavorful rasam :) tempting me !!

  4. Wow what a combination I think I must try this sometime so innovative

  5. Delicious. .. Thanks for the recipe.. made this for lunch today.


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