Sesame Rasam / Ellu Rasam

Sesame Rasam / Ellu Rasam – a healthy, flavourful and comforting rasam. Sesame seeds are packed with nutrients and are an excellent source of manganese and calcium that helps keep the bones strong and healthy. This soothing rasam is prepared by roasting and grinding the sesame seeds along with peppercorns, cumin seeds and few other spices. The freshly grounded paste is then added to tamarind and tomato extract and is simmered for few minutes. This refreshing rasam can be served along with steamed rice with a dash of ghee.

Ajwain Rasam / Omam Rasam

Ajwain / Omam Rasam – a flavourful, comforting and soothing rasam. Ajwain seeds are widely used in Indian cuisine for its distinctive taste, aromatic flavour and medicinal value. This ajwain rasam is prepared by roasting and grinding the ajwain seeds along with few other spices. Roasting the ajwain seeds helps in refining the aroma and flavour. The freshly made spice powder is then added to the tamarind extract which is simmered for few minutes. This refreshing ajwain rasam can be served as a soup or with steamed rice and a dash of ghee.

Detoxyfying Neem Flower Rasam / Vepamboo Rasam

Neem flower rasam / Vepamboo rasam is a tangy and slightly bitter rasam and is prepared during festive occasions like Ugadhi and Tamil New year. Neem flowers are well known for its health benefits. In South Indian cuisine, neem flowers in fresh or dried form are used in the preparation of herbal tea, rasam , chutney or health powders. Consuming neem flowers atleast once a month helps in cleansing our digestive system. This detoxifying rasam is prepared by infusing the roasted neem flowers in already simmered tamarind extract along with red chillies, and few other spices. It is served along with steamed rice and a dash of ghee.