Monday, 17 May 2021


Climbing Brinjal health benefits:

Climbing brinjal is the star ingredient used in this RASAM.
It is considerable as the best home Remedy for cold and cough. It works best for the conjestion of nose and Chest. It received chronic cough when it is consumes with milk daily. It is said to be very effective in treatment of asthma. The natural steroid present in this leaves are improving stamina. Calcium rich.

Holy Basil health benefits:

This herb supports to protecting again stir infections, lower blood Sugar, lower cholesterol levels, treat joint pain and stomach related issues.

It is good and safe to incorporate the Holy basil into your diet menu. You can cook it with rasam or Tea.

Betal leaves are loaded with Vitamin C, Thiamine, Niacin, Riboflavin and Carotene and a great source of Calcium. It is recommended for its medicinal values, such as anti microbial  anti cancer and anti diabetic properties.
It eases digestion, treats constipation, it supports heart health, cures respiratory issues i.e., common cold, cough. It treats Chest and lungs convection and asthma excellently.

Indian Borage health benefits:

Received respiratory problems, sore throat, conjestion or painful sinuses. The leaves contain some compounds that are expectorants to eliminate mucus and phlegm from respiratory tract and clear out sinuses.
Moreover, it contains  Omega 6 fatty acids that are good for our bones.

Neem leaves Health benefits 

Neem leaves are used to treat asthma
treats ulcers
maintains oral hygeine
increases blood circulation
help to cure leprosy
controls diabetes 
contains antibacterial properties 

Indian basil health benefits:

Consumption of Indian basil திருநீற்றுப்பச்சிலை cures fever, head aches, sore throat, cold, cough and flu. They have great immune boosting properties.  

All the above said herbs are used to prepare this effective Rasam/Soup

Ingredients to grind:

Climbing Brinjal/Thuthuvalai 3/4 bowl
Basil leaves, a fistful
Indian borage, a fistful
Baby neem leaves, a fistful
Baby betal leaves 4 pcs
Holibasil leaves, a fistful
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 3/4 tsp
Peppercorns 1/2 tsp
Garlic 6 cloves
Shallots 10 pcs
Tamarind a Gooseberry size
Tomato chunks 4-5 pcs
Water 100 ml

Ingredients for tempering:

Asafoetida 2 pinches
Coldpressed Gingelly oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
crushed Shallots 6 pcs
Curry leaves 10-15 pcs
Turmeric 3/4 tsp 
Smooth paste of greens contents
Water 400 ml 
Himalayan pink rock salt 1 tsp
Jaggery Powder 1 tsp
Fresh Cow ghee 1 tsp


How to make a smooth paste of green contents?

Image tutorials of step by step:

Rinse all the greens separately.
Add Climbing Brinjal leaves to the mixer jar.

Add Rinsed Indian borage leaves/கற்பூரவல்லி இலைகள் to the mixie- jar.


Add Neem leaf BABIES/கொழுந்து வேப்பிலைகள்

Add Betal leaves/கொழுந்து வெற்றிலைகள்

Add Holy Basil tender leaves/துளசி இலைகள் 

Indian Basi greens/திருநீற்றுப் பச்சிலைகள்

Add  Garlic cloves 

Add Shallots

Country Coriander seeds/Naatu kothumalli விதைகள்

Cumin Seeds


Add Horsegram

Tamarind and Tomato Chunks


Close with its lid and grind until smooth paste

Set aside


Heat a wok with Coldpressed Gingelly oil over medium flame
Add Mustard seeds

Once they start to crackle, throw Dry red Chilly

Then, crushed Shallots and Curry leaves.
Add Turmeric and Asafoetida.
Saute for a while until the shallots fried transparent on low heat.

Now open the lid and add 2 cups of water to the paste.

Strain the extract directly to the wok.

Add Himalayan pink rock salt. 

Add Jaggery powder.

Stir to combine.
Turn on the heat to medium level.

Let boiling for 2 minutes on medium heat.

Add Chopped Coriander greens in this stage.
I didn't add because its not available at that day.
Add fresh Cow ghee finally to enhance Vitamins green herbs and taste.
Switch off the flame.
Assorted herbs Kootu Rasam is ready to serve.

Serve hot or warm
You can have it as Soup. It reacts very well and gives soothing effect and comfort to your body.
else you can add Rasam generously to the hot steamed Rice and have it.
Do give a try.
Its the right time to trigger up our immunity.


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