Haalu Menasina Saaru | Karnataka Style Pepper Rasam | ಹಾಲು ಮೆಣಸಿನ ಸಾರು

Monday, January 16, 2023

Karnataka Style Pepper Rasam called Haalu Menasina Saaru which translates to Pepper Rasam made with Milk. This is an Age old Recipe & is a soothing fix when one id down with cold

Haalu Menasina Saaru

In our household, One of the best remedies if one is under the weather with cold/flu has been this Menasina Saaru | Pepper Rasam. Its also called Haalu Menasina Saaru |  ಹಾಲು ಮೆಣಸಿನ ಸಾರು because it has milk in it  

A slight variation of this recipe is also a part of  Bananthana (Post Partum Care) in Kannada homes. I will get to that recipe later 

Haalu Menasina Saaru

How To Make Haalu Menasina Saaru

Serves 4 

You Will Need:

  • 2 teaspoon Urad Dal
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds/Jeera
  • 1 teaspoon Whole black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoon fresh grated coconut 
  • 1.5 cups water 
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt
To Temper:

  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • A big pinch of Asafoetida/Hing
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 broken red chili 
How To:

In a Pan, dry roast Urad Dal, cumin seeds & whole black Pepper until the dal slightly changes color & is aromatic. 

Transfer to a mixer jar & grind along with 2 tablespoons of coconut into a smooth paste. 

Heat water in a pot, add the ground paste into it. Add some salt & let it come to a boil. 

Add milk & simmer for a couple of minutes & turn off the heat 

Heat ghee in a small pan, temper with Mustard seeds, Asafoetida, Curry Leaves & Red chili. Pour the tempering into Saaru & mix well 

Serve with Hot steamed rice with a dollop of ghee. You can even drink this as is 

Menasina Saaru

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