Ajwain leaves/ Karporavalli rasam | Immunity boosting rasam

Ajwain leaves rasam with step by step pictures and video.

Ajwain leaves also known as Karporavalli in Tamil, Dodapatre in Kannada is a medical herb.  The dried version of this leaf is oregano, the seasoning used in Pizza toppings. This leaf is best for cold and cough. One can directly have the leaf raw. During this monsoon season try to include this leaf more in your diet. One such way is this rasam which can be served with hot steaming rice or can have as soup.

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time:10 mins

recipe type: Soup/rasam

Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Author: Babitha

Serve: 3


 To grind to a coarse paste:

Ajwain leaves-5

Red chilli-1

Garlic pods-8to 10

Pepper- 1 tsp

Jeera-1 tsp

Coriander seeds-1 tbsp

Other ingredient:

Tamarind-small lemon size

Hing powder-1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp



oil-1 tsp


red chilli



 1. Soak tamarind in water.

2. Grind all the ingredients under " to grind" into a coarse paste.

3.In a bowl transfer the ground paste. Add cut tomato and squeeze it well.

4.  Add tamarind juice, turmeric powder, salt , water and mix well.

5. Keep in flame and wait for it to boil.

6. When it starts to boils switch off.

7. Temper and add to it.

Flavor full rasam is ready. Serve for hot steaming rice.


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