Kandathippili rasam | Easy Rasam Recipe | Healthy Rasam

We are almost nearing to Winter season some time we feel like we are in winter..Cough , cold and body pain some times fever also knocking our door. if  one person gets and entire family gets. Last week Again My husband was completing head ache and body pain? So amma called me and said why do not u give jeera rice ? or jeera pepper rice (coming up soon) , Yes amma preparing  but he is asking some comforting soup so going to prepare Tomato Soup . so amma replied u said he is having body pain why do not u give Kandathipilli Rasam? * blink blink*  i totally forget this rasam, since from my child hood i have been tasting this rasam  for pure medicinal value. My grand ma ask my mother to prepare this when winter comes, we use to prepare this rasam twice a week some times thrice . So without out any further delay i have prepared this .. IT's a must recipe for winter season. It helps to prevent from cough, cold, sore throat and body pain. 

I am sure it is available in chennai , All siddha medicine shop has got it ( nattu marundhu kadai) it is long in variety , and looks like stick, there is another one variety called Arisithipilli which is also used for rasam ,will update the recipe soon . just check the below picture you might get some idea

What is kandathipilli ? 
source : Google 

Kandathippili rasam is often prepared in the households in Tamil Nadu. Long pepper or Piper longum (botanical name) papal (Hindi) is a well-known medicinal herb. In Tamil it is called Kandathippili. It will appear like a small stick. It is a kind of pepper. It is available in every Siddha Medicine (Nattu Marnthu) shop.
Check out my other rasam recipes 

Jeera milagu sathuamuthu (rasam)
Cauliflower rasam
Rasam without Rasam powder
Paruppu Rasam

Preparation time :10 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Servings - 3 nos


To fry and Grind

kandathippili rasam - 4 nos(check the picture it is quite medium size and thin in size )
Pepper - 2 tsp 
Jeera - 1 tsp 
Toor dal - 1tbsp 
Red chilly - 2 nos 

To temper 
oil - 1/2 tsp 
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp 
jeera - 1 tsp 

Main ingredients:
Tamarind water - 1 1/2 cup (make sure its not tangy)
Tomato -1 medium size
salt - as required 
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp 
Hing - 1/2 tsp 
Ghee - 1 tsp 
oil - 1 tsp 
Water - 1/2 cup to adjust the tangy taste
Curry leaves or coriander leaves - to temper
Grinded powder- 1 tbsp (refer " To fry and roast" column)

Take the kadai and add the ingredients given under "  To fry and Roast" ,saute till dal turns semi brown off the flame allow it cool completely and grind it nicely. 

Now heat the kadai again and add the oil and ghee once melts add the chopped tomato and saute till it oozes it juices, then add the Tamarind water and normal water, mixes well m then add the turmeric powder, salt, grinded powder and mix well . allow it to boil completely, 

Now you can feel the aroma, and see it reduces in the level too. off the flame temper with Coriander leaves. 

Now heat the kadai again and temper it with the ingredients given under " To Temper" Serve as it is or with hot rasam 


Since its healthy version do not any other spice powder. Just the Kandathipilli with other spices itself works fine. Tangy taste is purely your option. If u want you can make it too tangy or else just the needed one. If u want you can even add 2 tbsp of the roasted powdered. it works fine ,Rest of the powdered can be mixed with the normal rasam powder or else you can add it to your sambhar or kootu works fine. 

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