Wednesday 25 December 2013

Miriyala Chaaru | Pepper Rasam | Milagu Rasam

Miriyalu in Telugu means black pepper and Chaaru means rasam.  Miriyala Charu is an essential part of a traditional Andhra meal.  This rasam/soup is prepared with tamarind and dal water, garlic pods and spices like black pepper and cumin seeds.  Try this highly aromatic rasam/soup and you will absolutely love it.

Miriyala Chaaru, Pepper rasam


  • Tur dal - 1 tbsp cooked and mashed
  • Tomatoes - 1 medium size cooked along with the dal and mashed.
  • Tamarind -  lemon size
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Dhaniya/coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 4 flakes
  • Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera/cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chillies - 2
  • Curry Leaves - A few
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup shredded
  • Asafoetida/Hing - 1 pinch
  • Salt - As required
  • Oil - 3 tsp

How To Prepare Miriyala Chaaru or Milagu Rasam:

  • Soak tamarind in water for half an hour so that it becomes a bit soft, then mash and take the juice and keep aside.
  • Add water to the mashed dal and tomato and mix well.
  • Then add turmeric and daniya powder, tamarind juice and coriander leaves.
  • Heat oil in kadai and add mustard seeds.  Once they start spluttering, add asafoetida, garlic, red chillies, curry leaves, pepper powder and jeera powder and fry for a few seconds.
  • Now pour the dal mixture.  Let it boil for some time.
Milagu rasam, Pepper rasam

  • Switch off after 7-8 minutes.  Hot pepper rasam is ready to serve with papads.
  • Tastes ooooh so yumm with rice.

  • DO NOT let the rasam boil for a long time.
  • Since we are adding pepper in this dish, adjust the red chillies according to your spice level.


Home Cooked food said...

Yummy rasam. Love it. Stop by at my space.

Swathi said...

Delicious yummy rasam. Merry christmas and Happy new year to you.

Lincyscookart said...

This Pepper Rasam is perfect for this season. well done.
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Unknown said...

I usually make pepper rasam during winter. Your rasam looks very tempting.


foodgalleri said...

Thank you Linsy, Swathi, Eliza & Nithya for your lovely comments :)

Preetha said...

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Nava K said...

Rasam is every popular in my house. We can have it everyday. I like your version with the peppery punch. Looks really inviting.

Remya said...

yummy rasam

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