Mor Rasam – Thanjavur Special

Mor Rasam – Thanjavur Special

Also Known As Buttermilk Rasam. Perugu Pulusu. Majjiga Saaru. Mor Rasam.

Today’s recipe is shared by this nice person, Mr. Vasudevan , my blog reader (a non-blogger, silent reader…just in case, if you wanna know!), who hails from Calgary, Canada. Looks like he himself has a quite a bit of collection for a wonderful South Indian Food Blog! I am impressed, when he shared some of the specialty rasam recipes with me…knowing that I like rasam:) Sweet, isn’t.

The good part is, the recipes were easy to follow, he made several instructions to make it highly authentic! Good work, friend:) With so many recipes to explore…I was like a kid in the candy store! This particular ‘buttermilk rasam’ became my instant favorite of all.


Image – Courtesy Wikipedia

Like every cook, I improvised it with some home-made rasam podi (my Mommy calls it Thanjavur Rasam Podi), and I also threw in some of my quintessential ingredients to it (like a bit of ginger and a green chili)! It turned out as an ultimate comfort food. Here you go, my take on Thanjavur special Mor Rasam.

IngredientsCarolina Cooking369

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1 green chili, crushed
  • salt to taste
  • 1″ ginger (grated)

For Tempering

  • 1 tsp urid dal
  • 3 dry red chilies
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tsp oil

For Rasam Powder

  • 1 fistful thuvar dal
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tsp peppercorns
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 dry red chilies
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • dry curry leaves


  1. Mix salt, turmeric and buttermilk and set aside.
  2. Temper the spices and add the same to the mixture.
  3. Further add 1/2 tsp of rasam powder, made above.
  4. Set this on low heat, do not boil it. Remove from heat, quickly.
  5. Serve to go with steamed rice.Carolina Cooking370

7 Responses so far.

  1. First time seeing mor rasam! I love both…but this combo is really unique dear!!! :)

  2. Very very nice Malar, Thank you very much for sharing such authentic mor from your friend. My parents are from Nagapattinam, and my ancestors from thanjavur. So this makes me very happy.

  3. Suja Manoj says:

    Comfort dish ,looks so yummy..perfect with rice and pickle.

  4. Yum, very new and tempting. Please do send your delicious and healthy dish to my “Healthy Me & Healthy Us” event @ my blog (read the rules please)

  5. Shailaja says:

    My mother will make once in a week. This is my fav.

  6. Lena says:

    woww…looks amazing.. whenever i try, it curdles dear.. i dnt knw what is the problem..ur space looks so beautiful dear :)

  7. M.P.Gandhi says:

    This one is differnt rasam to me now only I known. Very nice.

Leave a Reply


Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: