Lemon Pepper N Tomato Rasam - A vegetarian treat for those Itching and Sore Throat

In the past, I had posted recipe of Chicken Soup Recipe for Sore Throat which gives immense relief if you are suffering from cold and headache.

However, I want to be fair to the vegetarians who obviously have to find other options when cold. Lemon Pepper Rasam is a an excellent alternative which will help open nose and relief you from a sore and itching throat infection.

I have refrained from adding any tamarind and replaced with lemon instead. That is because tamarind aggravates your cold and also many people are allergic to it. Lemon on the other hand is a rich source of Vitamin C and helps build immunity.

However, be cautious not to feed this to infants or kids below 10 years of age. Try our very own Ayurvedic Kadha for them. I advise all of you to grow atleast one plant in your garden even if you hate gardening and that is basil or Tulsi. It has a lot of medicial property and when consumed daily can keep you away from many diseases. Tulsi is also a good source Oxygen.

To dry roast and grind

7 to 8 garlic cloves
2 dry red chili
6 to 7 whole black pepper corn
1 tsp whole black pepper
1 tsp cumin seeds

Add little water towards the end if it helps gives you a finer paste

Other Ingredients:

Juice of 2 lemons if lemons are not too juicy. Else, 1 is usually enough.
3 tomatoes chopped
3 to 4 garlic chopped
5 cups of water
1 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
Pinch of Hing
2 tsp oil
salt to taste

Method to cook:

Heat oil, add hing, mustard seeds, curry leaves and chopped garlic pods.
Add the masala paste made above.
Add tomatoes and cook till tomatoes turn soft .
Add 2 tsp powdered spice made above and turmeric powder.
Add water , salt and bring to boil.
Add chopped coriander leaves and boil for 4-5 minutes.
Finally add lemon juice.
Rasam is ready to be served.

Trust me it will sooth your sore throat and give you a lot of relief.


  1. Wow! Tomato rasam is slurpy! My fav ....gonna prepare this now. I too never add tamarind extract but like to add little dal water. Tasty rasam.

  2. Such a comforting food for this chilled weather, i can have them directly as soup...yumm!!

  3. wow!!! tomato rasam looks really yumm, perfect for the weather:)

  4. Easy and quick rasam..gr8 for this chilly winter

  5. yes perfect for this cold weather..nice one.

  6. I too love this rasam..looks warming :)

  7. Love this..Looks very comforting!

  8. Nice flavourful rasam...love to have it with hot steamed rice

  9. tomato rasam looks comforting and delicious!! my all time favourite!!!

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