Sunday, 13 October 2013

Groundnut Rasam | Peanut Rasam | Peanut Pacchi Pulusu

Rasam/Chaaru or Saaru is a South Indian lentil soup prepared using tamarind as a base.  There are different varieties of rasam like tomato rasam, garlic rasam, pepper rasam, groundnut rasam, pepper-cumin-garlic rasam, etc.  I am presenting here the recipe for Groundnut rasam which is slightly different from the other rasams -- here groundnuts are used instead of lentils.

Groundnut/Peanut Rasam or chenigginjala rasam -- This is a unique tasty dish from the Rayalaseema region in Andhra.  Groundnuts feature in most of the dishes from this region.  This rasam is tangy, spicy and a wee bit sweet and tastes divine with plain hot rice.

Groundnut rasam, peanut rasam


  • Roasted Groundnuts - 200 gm (without skin)
  • Small onions/shallots - 200 gm
  • Green chillies - 5-6
  • Tamarind - A small lemon sized
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - As per taste

For the Tempering:

  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - A few

For detailed step-by-step instructions, do check Peanut Rasam Recipe Video:

How To Prepare Groundnut Rasam:

  • Soak the tamarind in hot water for about 10 mins.
  • Peel the skin from the shallots and cut each shallot into half depending on the size. 

  • Grind the groundnuts along with green chillies, soaked tamarind, turmeric, salt and about 1/2 cup water and make a smooth paste (adjust water as required).
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Once the mustard seeds start spluttering, add the shallots and fry till they turn translucent.
  • Add the ground paste along with 1 cup of water and let it boil till the raw smell goes off.  (Do Not boil for a long time) and remove from fire.
  • Ground nut rasam is now ready to serve with plain hot rice.

chenigginjala chaaru, groundnut rasam


Swathi said...

Very nice dish, rasam looks creamy delicious.
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Gajus kitchen said...

Looks delicious .I have not heard about this peanut rasam before and this looks too good with simple ingredients

Chitra said...

wow, truly unique recipe.must be yummy i guess :)

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