Shunti saaru or ginger rasam recipe explained with step by step pictures and a video. Shunti saaru or ginger rasam is prepared using toor dal, gram dal, ginger, cumin, pepper, tomato, red chili, tamarind, salt and jaggery. This is a very tasty and easy rasam recipe. This ginger rasam is familiar by different names like Adarak rasam, Inji rasam, Inchi rasam, Allam charu etc.,
This hot and spicy menasina saaru or pepper rasam is a perfect choice for the chilling winter days and rainy days. That too especially if you are down with cold or fever, don't forget to sip a cup of shunti saaru or ginger rasam. This saaru or rasam works like a medicine. It gives instant relief from the common cold and rejuvenates your body.
In Karnataka rasam is familiar and popular by name "saaru". And pepper is familiar by name "menasu" or "kaalu menasu" or "kari menasu". So is the name menasina saaru. I have used crushed garlic also in this recipe. So all the three ingredients..that is pepper, cumin and garlic are very good for digestion and cold.
I learnt this recipe from a Facebook food group. Few months back Sandhya had posted many saaru or rasam recipes in the group. And among them I liked this shunti saaru very much. So I am sharing the recipe with you all.
If you are looking for more rasam recipes then do check Mysore saaru or rasam, Menasina saaru or pepper rasam, hunase thokku saaru or tamarind rasam, bili saaru, hesarubele saaru or mung dal rasam, Doddapathre rasam, Udupi rasam, cowpea rasam and fenugreek seed rasam, upsaaru, Mango rasam, avarekalu saaru and sabsige soppu (dill leaves) rasam recipes. I have made a video on this shunti saru recipe with Kannada narration, which I have embedded it below.
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 1 litre
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