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Plums Rasam

Plums cooked with tamarind pulp and spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 3 no.s plums chopped
    • 3 whole red chillies
    • 1 sprig curry leaves
    • few coriander leaves
    • 1 lemon size tamarind
    • 1 no small sized tomato 
    • 1 cup ground spices (of 1 tsp cumin seeds, 5 cloves of garlic, 10 pepper corns with 1 cup water)
    • 2 tsp refined oil
    • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp ginger julienned
    • a pinch of asafoetida powder
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 3 cups water


    1. Prepare tamarind pulp with 1 cup water and crush tomato with hands and add half coriander leaves in tamarind pulp.this will add to the taste.
    2. Heat oil in a kadai , put mustard seeds, whole red chillies, curry leaves then fresh paste of garlic-pepper corns and needed salt . saute for a minute.
    3. Add chopped plums and a cup water and allow it to boil for 2 mins.
    4. Add tomato - tamarind pulp 1 cup with 1 cup water and the remaining chopped coriander leaves and
      chopped ginger pieces.
    5. when the rasam brings to boil, remove the kadai from the flame and close it with a lid.
    6. Serve hot with plain rice and drumdtick leaves dhal curry.