Milagu Rasam

When someone at home says, I think I am getting a cold or my throat is hurting, on that day Milagu rasam will be prepared. It’s one of the best homemade remedy for a cold or sore throat. You have rasam rice or just drink a cup of rasam, it would definitely give you immense relief.


Tamarind — lemon size ball

Turmeric powder — 1/2 teaspoon

Salt — 1 teaspoon

Jaggery — 1 teaspoon

Asafotida — 1/4 teaspoon

Mustard seeds– 1/2 teaspoon

Ghee — 1 teaspoon

Whole pepper — 2 tablespoon

Cumin seeds — 2 tablespoon

Dry red chili — 3

A bunch of curry leaves

Panikoorka /Karpooravalli /Patta Ajavayin — 3 , optional


Dry roast pepper, cumin and red chili till you get a nice aroma. Add the curry leaves and pankoorka saute and put off the heat. Cool and powder it. ( this can be stored in a jar for further use.)

Soak tamarind in 2 glasses of water and remove tamrind pulp. Heat ghee in a sauce-pan, add the mustard seeds, when they crackle, add the asafoetida and pour in the tamrind pulp. Add turmeric powder, salt, jaggery and 2 teaspoon of powdered masala. Lower the heat and allow it to boil for about 3-4 minutes. After 3-4 minutes add a glass of water and bring it to boil. When you see froth forming, put off the heat. Enjoy a cup of hot Milagu rasam.

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