Vaamu Charu/Rasam with Ajwain

Vaamu charu is one of the type of rasam we prepare.Usually we use these seeds in deep frying foods.In my childhood,my mom used to give me and my bro to be chewed with bit of salt ,as they are considered to be of medicinal value. They are of bitter and hot taste.Some times she used to make rasam which is  so flavorful ,especially when we have soar throat,cold etc..

Vamu - 2tsp
cumin seeds - 1tsp
garlic pods - 2
Tamarind - small lemon size.
turmeric pwd -1/2tsp
green chili - 1
Cumin seeds - 1/2tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Curry leaves - few
Dry red chili - 1 big
Garlic pod - 1
Oil - 2tsp

1. Dry roast the cumin seeds and ajwain and make a powder or simply crush them.

2. Take a cooking vessel add water,tamarind pulp(3:1ratio),turmeric,salt,crushed garlic pod(1),crushed/ powder of cumin & ajwain,chopped green chili and let it simmer it  for 12-13min in low medium flame or till the boiling point.

3. After the 10min of boiling meanwhile take a small pan add oil after heating add mustard seeds after they crackle add cumin seeds,dry red chili and curry leaves saute for  2sec and add this tadka/poppu/thalimpu to the boiling water.

4. Finally add coriander leaves and switch off the flame.Put lid immediately so that the coriander and thalimpu flavour doesn't go. 

Your hot vamu charu/ajwain rasam is ready to serve this plain rice with any vegetable fry make a good meal.


  1. Tangy n delicious rasam ~ love to eat it with hot hot rice n chips ;))
    US Masala

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog..We normally make rasam with jeera and pepper..but ur rasam with ajwain is completely new to me..will surely try it some time..

  3. Such a soothing rasam. Omam in rasam is totally new to me and excites me a lot :) I like its flavor and guess will love this rasam too :)


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