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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Kottambari Jeerige Saaru / Coriander Jeera Rasam and a MEME

Seema, from Everyday cooking recipes from my kitchen..... has tagged me for the Fantastic Four MEME. Thanx Seema for tagging me! :). So, here goes....

Four places i've lived:

  • Mangalore, India
  • Bangalore, India
  • Salisbury, NC
  • Chicago, IL

Four jobs i've had:

  • Tried my hand at a Callcenter for about a week after college.
  • Was into IT for the next couple of years.
  • Been trying my hand at cooking and home making since then :)
  • Still looking for the fourth job :)

Four Favourite places i've holidayed:

  • Las Vegas
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Darjeeling
  • Kerala

Four Favourite foods:

  • Bisibele Bhaat with raita :)
  • Gobi and Baby corn Manchurian
  • Pani Puri
  • Veg Pad thai

Four Places i'd rather be:

  • Can't think of four places, but I love being at home among family. Home sweet home!!!! :)

The Meme brought back sweet old memories to me..... All those lovely vacations that I had in the past... The friends I made during these years..... It all made me feel really good!!! Thanx Seema :). I'd like to tag Sagari from indian recipes,indian cooking ,indian food,home cooking for the Fantastic Four MEME. Play along whenever you find time , Sagari! :)

Coming to the recipe..... A friend of mine had pinged me about 6 months back, asking for the recipe of "Coriander Rasam". I had never heard of that rasam before... I asked my mom and MIL about it and they didn't seem to know it either. So, I left it at that and I completely forgot about it. When I went to India this time, one of my aunts was talking about this rasam and it immediately caught my attention. I collected the recipe from her and tried it after I got back to my kitchen. It tasted so very good that I made it continuously for the next 2 days!!!! This now, comes right on top of our comfort foods list.... So, here's the recipe:


1.5 tsp Coriander seeds

1.5 tsp Jeera seeds

2 tbsp Grated coconut, fresh/frozen

2-3 Dry red chillies, low spiced

2-3 strands Cilantro

1/4 tsp Tamarind paste

1/2 tsp Jaggery

1 tsp Ghee/Clarified butter

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

A pinch of hing

3-4 Curry leaves

Salt as per taste


  1. Grind together coconut, coriander seeds, jeera, cilantro and red chillies with some water.
  2. Add about 2-3 cups of water and dilute the masala.
  3. Bring to boil on stove. Add tamarind paste, jaggery and boil for another 4-5 mins.
  4. Temper with mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves. Note: Any veg oil can be used for tempering. However, using ghee for tempering in rasams adds to the taste and flavor.
  5. Serve hot with rice and enjoi! It tastes great even as a soup.... You can try that too!


musical said...

This is THE STUFF that i need right now, to help with all the tiredness! Good rasam is an elixir any day! Lovely one, Ramya!

Sagari said...

yummy yummy rasam in this cold weather

Richa said...

lovely rasam, ramya! looks like a very nice recipe to try :)
nice to know about you, so a bbb fan :)

Laavanya said...

That was a nice meme Ramya.. and the coriander rasam looks lovely.

Seema said...

Ramya - This is a perfect Rasam for those bad colds & cough & after delivery too! My friend had made me some & i loved it. Thanks for posting recipe... That was a nice Meme.. thanks for playing :-)

DEEPA said...

yummy rasam .....must be great when it is hot ....

Sagari said...

hi ramya i forgot to aske u wrote something that i would like to tag sagari and play around what does it mean, actually i am new to blogging and i dont know anything so i did nnot understand that

amna said...

never tried rasam like this. nice recipe :)

Purnima said...

Ramya..first time on your blog..would try this dhana-jeera rasam..if you like, try adding 1.5 tsp pepper too..as a variation..wd give pep to the saaru! tks for posting would try it out tonight.

Bong Mom said...

That was anice Meme to read Ramya.I always though rasam is only with tomato and now I see so many

Latha said...

ramya came here to get this coriander-jeerige saaru recipe -- but i just realized i am out of coconut! will surely try it tomm then :-)

Sagari said...

thanks a lot for your information ramya i will do that

Viji said...

Ramya, Meme is interesting. Coriander Rasam, Dates kheer and Kodubale are lovely. Viji

Unknown said...

hey ramya....this recipe came out really nice...tried it today....we both liked it...thanks for delicious recipe...

Seena said...

Definitely , it will taste great, me too add coriander seeds grated in rasam, that really makes it good.
I like the rava roti recipe too..

Anonymous said...

Hi Ramya,
I am a first timer to your blog.I found this saaru interesting and tried it yesterday.It came out good but not as good as u have described.It was also green in color unlike urs.I will try it again sometime.

Ramki said...

Hi Ramya,

I've blogged your Saaru as a model recipe in the 1001 South Indian curry cookbook at

/Thanks for the detailed recipe