Molag Chatumdh / Black Pepper Rasam & Molag Pudi / Black Pepper Powder

Black Pepper Rasam, called in tamil as Molag Rasam either way this is a special type of rasam. In kannada people call it as Menasina Saaru. I must tell this...This rasam is one of the best appetizer drink, also used as home made treatment drink when suffering from fever, tummy(Stomach) pain, heartburn.

Again given to mom’s who have just delivered a baby for atleast 3 months. If you ask my mom she will say that it is custom and the main reasons behind this are
  1. Easily Digestable for the baby who is still having mother’s milk
  2. Will keep the Cold Symptoms away from the mother and child
  3. Also this is a very balanced food with no fat content

Especially prepared and used in most South Indian Homes. It is also made regularly for lunch or dinner, when you make kootu or sambar. Dal can be added to it to make it more tasty. If you want to drink just like an appetizer or a medicinal drink then you have to make it without the dal. It is very easy to make this.

Adding curry leaves in this rasam powder makes it more healthy, digestive and also gives a very distinct fragrance to the rasamCurry leaves are used in almost all south indian recipes and powders. For more info

Ingredients for Molag Pudi / Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 cup Urad dal / Black gram / Uluthuparppu
  • 1 tsp Chana dal /Bengal gram / kadalpappu
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp Black Pepper / Molag
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera / Cheera
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds / Dhaniya / kothambari vere
  • 1 cup Curry leaves / Karivepallai / Kadipatta
  • Dry and roast all the ingredients and make a fine powder in the blender / mixer
  • Store it in airtight box

Molag Pudi / Black Pepper Powder

Ingredients for Molag Chatumbdh / Pepper Rasam
  • 1 cup - Toor Dal / Tuvar paruppu / Yellow lentils
  • Fresh Curry leaves
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tsp Pepper powder / Molag pudi

  • Wash the toor dal /tuvar paruppu add 2 cups of water with pinch of turmeric pressure cook
  • Take a pan add dal and add 1 cup of water, salt, pudi/powder & curry leaves bring to boil and remove from the stove
  • Add lemon juice and serve with hot white rice

Molag Chatumbdh / Pepper Rasam

Ingredients for Plain Pepper Rasam / Molag Chatumbdh
  • 2 tsp - Pepper powder / Molag pudi
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • 1-2 Curry leaves, chopped
  • Take a pan heat 1 cup of water
  • Add pudi / powder, salt & curry leaves
  • Boil the rasam & remove from the stove
  • Add lemon juice & serve hot

Plain Pepper Rasam / Molag Chatumbdh

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FH said...

Such a nice recipe, looks great, Good to have some soup like this in Winter. Send this to Curry powder event, Mala! :)

Cynthia said...

It is so good to learn about all these healthy home remedies.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

I make this when I am short of veggies :P. Indeed a good home remedy for cold n cough....Will try your version sometime. thanx :)

Anonymous said...

This is something new to me. I think it will be good for the winter days too. :-)

Jayashree said...

Nice, fiery recipe for a cold day.

Finla said...

Wowow you have some good healthy things here going on.

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow nice home remedies.

Ashwini said...

Wow nice home remedies..I make the pepper rasam ..should try the pudi..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thanks Asha yeah will send it to kadumanga.
Cynthia thank you
Ramya thank you
Sharmila thank you
Jayshree thank you
Happy cook thank you
kitchen flavours thank you
Ashwini thank you

Cham said...

In tamil Milagu (pepper) rasam is very popular, looks delicious and aromatic!

Unknown said...

wow great recipe ican fell that nice aroma and very helthy rasam

Raks said...

Wow,Mouthwatering,I need some of these now! Thanks for the recipe!

Trupti said...

wow Rasam sound very delicious Mala.

Check my blog for a treat.

Anonymous said...

Romba nannaikarna :)

Archy said...

Wow, perfect for cold out here, never tried this pepper rasam, now will, as u have the recipe for powedr too !! thanx !!

Malar Gandhi said...

Nice the way u presented it like soup.

Sia said...

perfect recipe mala for this time of the yr... i have been looking for this spice powder recipe and thanks to u now i can make it soon :)

Anonymous said...

love this rasam... like u mentioned, this is the best for cold,cough,etc...

you have a nice blog and I like your recipe collection :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Mala,

I am a beginner in cooking and your site has helped me a lot. :)
This is my daily reference for cooking.
Keep up the good work and congrats for the awards!
Can you please specify the recipe for saagu ?
Thanks a lot for the help.


Usha said...

Milagu rasam is one of my favorites...looks delicious, will try your version soon. First time here, you have a wonderful site :-)

Rohit said...

Lovely summer drink! I made this tonight and served with tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella sandwiches. Perfect pairing! Thanks for the recipe!