Minty Lemon Rasam

I try to maintain a patch of mint leaves in my front yard garden throughout the year.The need for a  few mint leaves that would be required for a garnish or a chutney for breakfast is fulfilled from this patch.One day when I was craving for a different type of soup, these mint leaves got out the idea to make a yummy soup which doubled as a rasamm. I had this as a soup and the rest of the family enjoyed it with steamed rice.This rasam / soup does not have dal and it very light and refreshing.

I used:

Tamarind paste- 1 teaspoon dissolved in a cup of warm water
Mint leaves- a handful
Roasted cumin powder- 1 teaspoon
Pepper powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Rasam powder-2 teaspoons
Garlic- 2 cloves, minced and roasted in a little oil
Curry leaves a few, lightly crushed
Lemon juice to taste
Salt to taste

  1. Bring to boil 2 cups of water.
  2. Add the cumin, pepper powder, curry leaves,garlic, tamarind extract, salt and rasam powder .Simmer
  3. After  8-10 minutes, or when the raw smell of tamarind disappears, remove from heat
  4. Add the lemon juice and slightly crushed mint leaves.
  5. Mix well and keep aside for 10-15 minutes for the flavors to blend.
Serve as a soup or as a side dish with steamed rice and pappad.

Rice served with minty lemon rasam , brinjal roast , Curry leaves chutney

Note :

Sending this to Srivalli's Soups and Salads mela

Other rasam varieties

Bon Appetit...

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