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.