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Ingredients: (serves 6)

    1. 3 litres water

    2. 1 teaspoon crushed garlic

    3. 2 dried chillies
      (adjust quantity to taste)

    4. 8 curry leaves (carri poulet)

    5. 3 to 4 tablespoons tamarind sauce

    6. 200 grams dholl

    7. 2 teaspoons chopped parsley

    8. 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

    9. 1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme

    10. 3 curry leaves

    11. Optional:
      500 grams of taro leaves (bredes songes)

    12. 1 or 2 cloves

    13. 1 tablespoon crushed cumin seeds

    14. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

    15. 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper

    16. 4 tablespoons oil

    17. 2 chopped onions


rasson soup

Please note that all spoonful measures are flush spoonfuls.


  1. Boil the dholl in half litre (500 ml) of the water with a little salt and the turmeric powder. Allow to boil until cooked to a fine creamy consistency. Strain and keep liquid in a container.
  2. Optional (if available): Boil the taro leaves in half litre (500 ml) of water until a puree is obtained. Crush and blend well. keep aside.
  3. Heat oil, fry chopped onions for a minute. Add the dholl liquid, the taro leaves mixture and the tamarind sauce. Allow to cook for five minutes. Add half litre of water (500 ml) and all remaining ingredients. Stir well so that all ingredients are well mixed and blended.
  4. Reduce heat and allow to simmer to a bouillon for fifteen minutes. Add remainder of water (1 - 1.5 litres) and allow to simmer again for one hour.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy. Sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Optional: You may also add other ingredients such as prawns, chicken bones, crabs at stage 4 to add more taste to the rasson.
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