Karpooravalli Rasam | Ajwain Leaves Rasam

Karpooravalli Rasam |  Ajwain Leaves Rasam

Karpooravalli Rasam /Ajwain Leaves Rasam

Karpooravalli rasam or ajwain leaves rasam is a very healthy, tasty and traditional South Indian rasam variety made with herb called  karpooravalli/omavalli elai /Ajwain leaves.In English it is called Indian Borage.
It can be easily grown at  home just like our tulsi plant.In olden days it was one of the best home remedy for cold and flu.
Health benefits of karpooravalli-
It cures cough and colds.
It prevents asthma and bronchitis.
Cures digestive problems like diarrhoea.
Check out how to make this flavorful Karpooravalli rasam below.


Tamarind extract-from gooseberry sized tamarind
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Asafetida -a pinch
Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Red chillies-1 no broken
Curry leaves and coriander leaves few
Ghee-1 tsp

Masala Powder
Pepper -1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Dhaniya seeds-2 tsps
Red chillies-3 nos
Ginger-1 inch piece
Garlic-4 cloves
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Asafetida-a pinch
Karpooravalli leaves/ ajwain leaves-5 nos(add finally while roasting)


👉Roast the ingredients given under Masala Powder in 1/2 tsp oil for a minute untuk you get nice aroma and powder it coarsely set aside.

👉Heat ghee in a kadai add mustard seeds ,cumin seeds,red chillies,curry leaves, asafetida and allow it to splutter .

👉Add tamarind extract,turmeric powder and ground mixture .

👉Add required amount of water and dilute the rasam .Now add salt and bring the rasam to a boil ,once it becomes frothy remove from fire.Garnish and serve hot.

👉Yummy and healthy karpooravalli rasam is ready.

Preparation Time - 15 mins
Serves -4

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