Tuesday 23 October 2012

Sweet Corn Coriander Rasam | Sweet Corn Rasam

All of us would have definitely tried many types of rasams but am sure sweet corn rasam must sound something new or even weird, but believe me it tasted too good and no one will ever believe that you have added some sweet corns in it. Its raining here heavily in Chennai and something hot and soothing is what we need during these cold rainy days, and this rasam is the perfect one. Have it hot as soup or pour a ladle full of this rasam to hot rice and enjoy, either way it is a great treat. The addition of chunky sweet corn kernels does not affect the authenticity of the rasam but helps enhance the flavor. The rasam has a tangy flavor with a dominance of coriander, has a slight peppery touch and a mild sweetness from the corn kernels. I have ground and used the kernels you can try adding them whole, either way it tastes so good.  For kids it would be better if you add the kernels whole they will definitely get attracted and will willingly have rasam without any fuss. So lets get to see how to make this delectable rasam.

Check out my other rasam recipes!!


Serves 5 people 
Total Preparation Time - 15 minutes
  1. Tamarind - 75 grams / A small lemon size ball (Some tamarind may be too tangy so please adjust according to your taste)
  2. Raw sweet corn kernels - 3 spoons 
  3. Coriander leaves - From one bunch
  4. Curry leaves - A handful 
  5. Peppercorns - 1/2 spoon 
  6. Cumin seeds - 1/2 spoon
  7. Garlic pods - 2 
  8. Rasam powder - 1½ spoons (I used 2 spoons you can reduce if you find it heavy)
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon 
  10. Mustard seeds - 1/4 spoon 
  11. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 spoon 
  12. Salt - As per taste 
  13. Water - 1 litre 
  14. Oil - 5 spoons (Gingelly oil preferred) 


  • To a cup of water add some tamarind and set aside. After 10 minutes mash the soaked tamarind well with your fingers. Extract the tamarind juice and set aside. Discard the leftover tamarind pulp.
  • Grind the following coarsely in a blender and set aside; Do not make a paste, it should be coarse, just 3 spins will do. 
1. Sweet corn 
2. Coriander leaves 
3. Curry leaves 
4. Peppercorns 
5. Cumin seeds 
6. Garlic pods 
  • Now to a pan add oil and after it heats up add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Then add fenugreek seeds and the coarsely ground mixture and saute for a few seconds.
  • Then add salt, turmeric powder, rasam powder and saute. 
  • Now add the tamarind water  and stir well. 
  • Add a litre of water and mix well. 
  • When you see bubbles forming on the sides (It takes just 5 minutes) of the bowl remove from flame and serve!

TIP 1: Never boil rasam for more than 2 or 3 minutes after adding tamarind water it will ruin the taste of rasam. 

TIP 2: You can add the whole sweet corn kernels without grinding it will give a better look, but grinding them gives a better flavor to the rasam. 

TIP 3: I have not used dry red chillies while seasoning you can add 2 dry red chillies if you wish. It gives a good flavor. 

TIP 4: In case you want to add them as whole kernels then it would be better if you grind some and add it to the rasam to give a good flavor. 

TIP 5: Some tamarind may be too tangy so better check and add accordingly. In case you find the rasam too tangy add some more water and rasam powder to adjust the taste. 

Flavorful and Soothing Sweet Corn Coriander Rasam is now ready!! Serve with rice or have it as soup and enjoy!!

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  1. This looks yumm. Pass me a bowl of rice. I can finish that in a jiffy..Never seen it before. Very unique recipe.

  2. looks yumm.. this is very new for me

  3. a bowl of rasam is always comforting... loved the twist

  4. Quite an interesting, comforting rasam,inviting.

  5. Looks very interesting. I would like to have it as a soup too. Maybe with garlic bread?

  6. Very nice rasam Divya! Loved it

  7. That's an soothing rasam...never thought of making rasam with sweet corn....nice idea....

  8. yummy comforting rasam on rainy days....

  9. Sounds interesting rasam. Like the colour and can guess its yummy taste dear. Wonderfully made.....

    today's recipe:

  10. Interesting and delicious rasam..

  11. Looks delectable... and beautiful clicks

  12. i love rasam..this looks tempting divs

  13. what an innovative rasam sis ;) love it and nice clicks too yummmm

  14. Hey..sam epinch me too posted a rasam recipe today :)

    Try out Apple Garlic Rasam

  15. New recipe to me. unique rasam :)

  16. this sounds new and interesting. nicely done

  17. Very innovative rasam....looks delicious Divya. Happy holidays.

  18. This looks wonderful. I think I would like to put some steamed rice into the bowl and eat it like that. Great recipe.
    Thank You.

  19. Tried it out. Tasted good. Have a look here.

    Home Made Recipes

  20. Divya, tried this rasam.. loved it.. see my post in this link

  21. Hi Divya,
    Tried this rasam, loved its unique taste n aroma...thanks for this great recipe...


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