Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Majika Rasam

With the temperature soaring by the day our body and mind start craving for food that is soothing to the stomach. One such soothing item is majika/chaas/buttermilk.

Here is a quick recipe made from majika. It is a popular summer dish of South India. With the basic ingredient that you have in your kitchen you can make Majika Rasam.

Serves 2-3
Preperation: 10 mins
Cooking: 5 mins

You will need:

Curd: 1 cup
Water: 3/4th cup
Oil: 1th tspn
Onion (small): 1 thinly sliced
Tomatoes (small): 1 diced (optional)
Green chillies: 3-4 chopped
Cumin seeds: 1/4th tspn
Mustard Seeds: 1/4th tspn
Curry leaves: 5 to 6 leaves
Dry Red Chillies: 2 broken into half
Turmeric Powder: 1/2th tspn
Asafetida (Hing) : ¼ tspn (optional)
Salt: to taste


Step 1
Make buttermilk by adding water to the curd and keep aside.

Step 2
In a pan heat oil and add cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
When they splutter add the curry leaves, dry red chillies, asafetida, and turmeric powder.
After about half a minute add the green chillies and onions (and tomatoes if using) and sauté for a minute.

Step 3
Turn off the gas and add the buttermilk to the sautéed mixture and mix well.

Enjoy it with hot rice on a hot afternoon.

Note: Add the buttermilk after turning off the gas so that it does not curdle.


  1. mom used to make it often and i loved it when she made......huh after marriage everything changes!!

  2. hey i liked the previous layout!

  3. Hey Aruna, why should it change after marriage? It is so simple to make and so less time. Make it and enjoy it.

  4. arey nothing like that rey, my patidev doesn't like it...he keeps a small face when i make just stopped making!!

  5. wow super easy rasam. great.