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Majjige Saaru recipe

Majjige Saaru / Buttermilk Rasam – a traditional age old quick and instant rasam made with tangy buttermilk / curd in just 5-10 mins . Makes a great side dish with hot rice or Ragi Mudde. So so refreshing on a summer noon !! Super easy to make n very tasty to taste… Do try , you will like for sure !!

Some of the other yoghurt based dishes that you can try are Udupi style Majjige Huli , Mysore style Majjige Huli , Bhindi Kadi , Fajeto , Mango Mor Curry etc .

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What is Majjige Saaru ?

Majjige Saaru is a very humble ,simple , tasty and refreshing rasam made using sour curd / butter milk ,coconut milk , ginger , garlic , onion , chilli etc. Sour curd , spiciness from onion ginger chilli , aroma of coconut milk .. everything is so well balanced in this dish to make a great side dish with rice.

If you are sick with no appetite / out of stock with veggies / super busy and hardly have mood or time to cook something / summer heat is making you feel sick / have lot of sour curd in fridge to clear … the solution for all the above is this healthy Instant Buttermilk Rasam.

Few points to note while making Buttermilk Rasam :

  • Use little sour Butter milk / sour curd . Enhances the taste.
  • Usually , churned buttermilk is used to make this dish. However , if you don’t have , can use a mix of curd and water. Just whisk .
  • Addition of onion and garlic is optional . If you want can skip. However, they enhance taste.You can add a pinch of hing / asafoetida for flavoring.
  • Addition of coconut milk is also optional. You can skip if you don’t have but try to add as they really enhance the taste , also gives some thickness.
  • You can use homemade coconut milk or ready made milk or coconut milk powder.
  • Don’t boil after adding buttermilk . It may curdle.
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majjige saaru recipe

Majjige Saaru Recipe / Buttermilk Rasam

Smitha Kalluraya
Majjige saaru or buttermilk rasam is a tasty , healthy and instant rasam made in 5 mins using buttermilk. Makes a great side dish with rice
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 People


  • 1 cup Buttermilk , little tangy preferred
  • or
  • 1/2 cup Curd, little tangy preferred
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 medium size Onion
  • small piece Ginger
  • 3-4 nos Green Chilli, based on your spice level
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Haldi
  • few sprigs Coriander leaves, chopped

To Temper

  • 2-3 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera / Cumin Seeds
  • few seeds Methi / Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 no Red Chilli , broken
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 2-4 flakes Garlic, crushed ( optional )


  • To a mortar pestle or mixer , add Ginger , Green Chilli and diced Onion .
  • Crush all the taken ingredients coarsely . If required add little water.
  • This is how the crushed masala should look. Don't make a very fine paste.
    Crushing in pestle gives good texture but i was lazy to do 🙂 .
  • To a mixing bowl , add buttermilk.
    If using Curd , add curd and water . Whisk smooth.
  • Add salt and coconut milk to the buttermilk.
  • Combine everything well . Keep the mixture aside.
  • In a small pan, prepare tempering.
    Heat oil.. temper with mustard , jeera , methi seeds .
  • Once they splutter add broken red chilli , curry leaves and crushed garlic.
  • Add crushed Onion Masala paste and saute 2-3 mins. Let raw smell of onion and garlic go.
  • Add pinch of turmeric and coriander leaves. Mix & Switch off.
    Let the temperature of the onion mixture reduce a bit .. i.e let it get warm from hot .
  • Add buttermilk, coconut milk mixture and combine everything nicely. If required add water to adjust consistency.
  • That's it Buttermilk rasam or majjige saaru is ready. Allow to sit 5-10 mins.
  • Enjoy Majjige Saaru with hot rice. Tasty to taste and light on tummy.
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