Rasam is a South Indian soup with a mix of flavours, made using tamarind extract, tomatoes, spices and sometimes lentils. Photo: ShutterstockRasam is a South Indian soup with a mix of flavours, made using tamarind extract, tomatoes, spices and sometimes lentils. Photo: Shutterstock
Rasam is a South Indian soup with a mix of flavours, made using tamarind extract, tomatoes, spices and sometimes lentils. Photo: Shutterstock

Rasam during Covid-19 lockdown: an Indian comfort food staple, delicious and medicinal

  • Known for centuries as a healing food, rasam has been cooked across South India during the pandemic to boost immunity
  • Seen as part of the Indian Ayurvedic tradition, it has evolved to include all sorts of ingredients, including fruit

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Rasam is a South Indian soup with a mix of flavours, made using tamarind extract, tomatoes, spices and sometimes lentils. Photo: ShutterstockRasam is a South Indian soup with a mix of flavours, made using tamarind extract, tomatoes, spices and sometimes lentils. Photo: Shutterstock
Rasam is a South Indian soup with a mix of flavours, made using tamarind extract, tomatoes, spices and sometimes lentils. Photo: Shutterstock
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