Plantain pith rasam is a perfect alternative for usual rasam. Plantain pith is a killer of kidney stones. Has to be consumed at least weekly once.
What you need:
Plantain Pith / vazhai thandu – 1 cup, chopped, medium sized
Fresh Tomato puree – 1/2 cup
Rasam Powder – 2 tbsp
Tamarind paste – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
Salt as reqd
Oil – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Fresh Coriander – 1 tbsp

What you need for rasam Powder (dry roast and ground)
Red Chillies – 7 nos
Black Peppercorns – 2 tbsp
Coriander Seeds – 1/4 Cup
Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
Thoor Dhal – 1 tbsp
Chana Dhal – 1 tbsp
Garlic pods – 5 nos

How to make:
In a bowl take 2 cups water add tamarind paste, tomato puree, salt, asafoetida, rasam powder mix well and keep aside.

In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds once it cracks, add cumin seeds, curry leaves and pour the rasam mix and let it cook in medium fire.

Mean while boil plantain pith in 1 cup water and cook until they soften. Remove from water cool it and grind until smooth, strain it and add to boiling rasam. Add fresh coriander and remove from heat.

Serve plantain pith rasam with rice.


  1. says

    this is totally new to me.. though we do a varities of rasam i have neevr heard of this.. rasam = comfort 🙂 n this sounds very interesting!

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