Cheera Chatumbdh (Jeera Rasam)

Cheera Chatumbdh in tamil. This is a very simple type of rasam which anyone can do.
This does not require any dal.


  • Tomato - 2
  • Water
  • Tamarind juice - 2 tsp
  • Jaggery - small piece
  • Salt to taste
  • Rasam Powder(Malaka pudi) - 1-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 stalk
  • Jeera seeds - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp ( for tampering / tadka)
  1. Cook the tomatoes directly with a bit of water. Allow it to cool down. Take out the skin and squeeze it thoroughly.
  2. Add enough water to get the rasam consistency
  3. Add salt, tamarind, jaggery, rasam powder and bring into boil, stir once
  4. Add curry leaves and remove from the flame
  5. Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera seeds, when seeds sizzle pour into the rasam
Serve hot with plain rice

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Sharmi said...

hey why don't you send this to Sunita's event.

FH said...

Sharmi is right,perfect entry for Sunita Cumin event.Put her logo and send it.
Looks beautiful.I bet it's yummy to just drink like soup!:))

Prema Sundar said...

Hey posting a recipe a day... thats nice!!!
jeera rasam looks good. jeera alone for talimpu in rasam is new and looks good.

sra said...

That's a beautiful rasam!

Aruna said...

Vanamala, First time visiting u here, U have a nice blog, & glad to know that u too from Mysore :)

Rasam looks very good :-)

Jyothi said...

Wow mala! I am very fond of rasam. Looks so good. Great entry too. Thanks for sharing. I will try this soon.

Roopa said...

wow mala, the rasam looks yummy! post it for spice event hosted by sunita!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thanks sharmi, asha and roopa yeah will send it to sunita's blog.

Thank you aruna, sra, jyothi and prema. Yes even i love to drink it like soup.

Neelam said...

Hi Vanamala, You have a nice blog. I like rasam a lot and your recipe is really quick and simple. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

lovely rasam and a great entry too.........

sunita said...

Thank you for the lovely entry...the rasam looks great.

SeeC said...

I love to drink it. Looks real yummy.
Great entry too.

Sia said...

i am gonna try this soon mala. but i am not sure abt what u meant by sqeezing the tomato. can i make a tomato puree or chop them finely?

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Hi Sia

Cut the tomato in 2 halves and cook it directly with a bit of water after a few minutes allow it a cool down take out the skin and squeeze it thoroughly.

Suma Gandlur said...

I prepare the rasam in the same way except I add hing and sometimes dal.

Viji said...

An apt entry for the event. Looks so nice. Viji

busydocmom said...

Hi vanamala, just came across u'r awesome website... Felt really nice reading some of the authentic iyengar recipes, esp named authentically( eg: cheera chatumbdh, karimbdh etc etc) Being an Iyengar myself, had lost touch with those terminologies for a while. Thanx for rekindling emotions(good ones).