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Amla/Gooseberry Rasam

Vanitha Bhat
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Amla/Gooseberry Rasam RECIPE

Tangy, healthy and light rasam or soup made from Indian gooseberry and some exotic aromatics like coriander, cumin etc., perfect with a bowl of hot steaming rice or even as a light soup to savor any time!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Indian
  • Simmering
  • Soups
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. ¼ tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  2. ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
  3. 5 to 6 black peppercorns
  4. ½ tsp urad dal/split black lentils
  5. ½ tsp oil
  6. 4 to 5 large amla/gooseberry
  7. 2 green chillies/jalapenos
  8. ½ inch piece ginger
  9. ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  10. salt to taste
  11. coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. In a small saucepan, roast jeera, coriander seeds, urad dal and peppercorns in a little oil for a few seconds. Remove from pan and keep aside.
  2. Wash and clean the gooseberries/amla and cut them up into small pieces, discarding the seed. Transfer the roasted spices along with the chopped gooseberry and green chillies into a blender jar.
  3. Blend the chopped amla along with the roasted spices with a little water to a smooth paste.
  4. Remove from blender jar into a large saucepan and dilute with required amount of water (about 3 cups). Add salt to taste and turmeric powder, mix well and bring to a boil. Adjust water accordingly. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. For the seasoning: Heat ghee in a small saucepan; once the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add dry red chilli, asafetida and curry leaves.
  6. Pour this seasoning into the rasam and mix well. Mix well,garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with a bowl of steamed rice or enjoy as a light and healthy soup. Enjoy!!

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Manju Gupta
Manju Gupta   Jan-29-2018

Nice one.

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