Garlic Rasam Recipe | Tangy Garlic Soup Recipe - A Guest Post For Ambika's Kitchen

Hi, first I would like to thank Ambika for giving me this wonderful opportunity to write my first guest post! I was honored and so happy when she asked me if I could write guest post in her blog.

Way back when some of my other blogger friends requested me to write guest post; I felt then that, I have to go long way and need to learn more about blogging and art of writing and I expressed them that I’m not ready then for a guest post; I was really dumbstruck then… thinking if I could ever write one? Ambika requested me couple of times since then, this time I didn’t want to miss this opportunity so I decided, I should now :) Then when I said I will do it after couple of months … she accepted it without any second thought, she is so humble and sweet☺. Thanks so much Ambika for having me share my little knowledge in your beautiful this space of yours and thanks for being patient with me!

Great! Now coming the difficult part, I shouldn’t mess up, have to do my best in pictures, writing and each and every minute step must be my best, so first which recipe to share? Suddenly I remembered that Ambika had requested me to post garlic rasam. Hmmm… what better can I write? I remember she once said, that the best rasam she ever had was the one from a hotel in palakkad (South India). So I’m not sure if I can reach closer to the born talent of those great chefs, but I will try my level best to explain my version of garlic rasam and hope she will like it ☺, we will know it soon 

To see more of the post, recipe and pictures, pls head over to Ambika's Kitchen 

I am adding a recipe card below for some readers who requested for the same :)
Garlic Rasam Recipe | Veluthulli Rasam Recipe | Poondu Rasam Recipe | Tangy Garlic Soup
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 10-15 minutes
Serves : 3-4

Tamarind : Small lemon size or 1tbsp pulp
Ripe Tomatoes : 2 no. (medium size)
Garlic : 8-10 cloves (crushed with skin)
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
Pepper corns : 1tsp
Coriander seeds : 1 tsp
Whole dried red chilli : 1
Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
Hing / Asafetida : A pinch (1/8 tsp)
Salt : to taste

For Tempering:
Ghee / Indian Clarified Butter / Oil : 2 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
A few curry leaves

How to make Garlic Rasam | Veluthulli Rasam | Poondu Rasam:

Soak tamarind in ½ cup of warm water for 10-15 min and squeeze the juice. If you are using tamarind pulp then dilute with 1/2 cup of water.
Chop the tomatoes roughly and crush it well with your hands.
In a medium size pot, mix the tamarind paste with 11/2 to 2 cups of water, add salt, turmeric powder, crushed tomatoes, hing / asafetida and bring to a boil; lower fire and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile in blender, grind the peppercorns, cumin seeds, dried red chilies, coriander seeds and little curry leaves into fine powder.
Crush the garlic with skin and set it aside.
Now add the ground rasam powder and ¾ th of crushed garlic pods with skin to above pan; adjust the salt and bring to boil. Once it boils and started foaming at the top, remove it from the fire. (Note : Don’t let boil for long time)
Heat a kadai and add the ingredients listed above “For Tempering ’, followed by the remaining crushed garlic and sauté for minute or so.
Add to the boiled tamarind mixture. Mix well; switch off and close immediately with the lid for 10 -15 minute… this allows flavors to set.
Serve hot or warm with rice and fried pappadam or enjoy as soup



  1. Hot and tangy rasam..perfect for a cold day..

  2. wow awesome dear...luv rasam's my all time fav...

  3. Simple and delicious...

  4. very delicious soup dear...lovely guest post

  5. Woww.. lovely rasam.. nice presentation too.. thanks for sharing dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

  6. yummy n tangy rasam.....

  7. Superb recipe and lovely clicks

  8. Wow super flavourful and my kind of it.

  9. Loved the mothwatering rasam post...Heading straight from Ambika's have a yummy blog with beautiful pics!

  10. Anonymous9:15 AM

    Yes ... the design is clearly needed to be changed :)
    The dark green color would fit perfectly xD

  11. Rasam smells great, i first tasted it in andhra pradesh. Online Hotel Advertising in India

  12. Anonymous1:04 PM

    Hey very nice website.

  13. Thanks everyone for dropping by and leaving ur lovely comments.


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