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Rasala (Ayurvedic medicated curd)

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In Ayurveda, Rasala is categorised in Vrisha, hence, it is considered good to improve sexual capability and has been used for the same, from ancient days.

Therefore, it has been used in enriching the body, making it stronger. It is also very tasty. It also helps relieve gastric problems. The pepper content in it makes food easily digestible and very tasty.

Once recommended by Charaka before 2000 years ago, Rasala is still contemporary and of great help in maintaining the vigour and vitality.

Classical reference: Bhavaprakasha nighantu/Kritanna varga/143 – 147.

The recipe pacifies vata dosha and increases pitta and kapha. However we have added spices for pacifying kapha dosha. Persons having pitta and kapha constitution should use it sparingly.

RASALA (Medicated Curd)

Ingredients Quantity

  • Fresh curd – 1 cup (150 ml)
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon (3 gm)
  • Jaggery /sugar – 10 gm (2 teaspoons)
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon (2 gm)
  • Butter/ghee – 1 tea spoon
  • Mustard – 1 tea spoon
  • Fenugreek – 1/2 teaspoon (3 gm)
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon (3 gm)
  • Crushed red chilli – 1 or 2, as per taste
  • Curry leaves – 5 to 6
  • Total quantity: 1 glass (200-250 ml)

Method of preparation

Curd, when churned with sugar and spices such as pepper is known as Rasala.
Pepper powder, jaggery and salt are added to fresh curd and blended well using a blender or traditional churning.Heat butter or ghee in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, redchilies and curry leaves and use it for seasoning. Salt can be used in place of jaggery /sugar as per the taste and requirement. Rasala is ready to serve with roti, rice etc. or as a health drink by adding more water and lemon juice.

Health benefits

This recipe is rejuvenating, appetizing, carminative a probiotic & strength promoting and useful in inflammatory bowel diseases such as crohn’s disease and colitis. It is recommended to take in summer and autumn. It is good for general debility and emaciation.


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