Menasina Saaru (Pepper Rasam)

The menasina saaru is from Karnataka Cuisine. It is spicy and tasty. It is good to drink when it hot. Also act as good medicine for cold and sore throat.

Menasina saary










  1. 2 Tomatoes finely chopped
  2. 1 Tbsp of pepper powder
  3. Curry leaves a cup
  4. 1 Tbsp fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  5. 2 to 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  6. 1 Inch ginger finely chopped
  7. Salt as per taste
  8. Oil 2 tbsp
  9. Jaggery a small piece
  10. Mustard seeds 1/2 Tbsp
  11. 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  12. A pinch of hing


Grind the tomato and pepper in a grinder and keep aside. Now take a container on heater. Add oil once hot add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Add garlic and ginger and fry it. Add curry leaves, turmeric powder, hing and fry it. Now pour the tomato and pepper paste to it. Also add bit water . Add salt, jaggery. Allow it to boil. Add fresh coriander leaves. Serve hot.



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