Definition of rasam in English:

rasam

noun

  • A thin, very spicy southern Indian soup served alone or combined with other foods, such as rice, as a side dish.

    • ‘With all this bounty Roma is also very happy eating what the staff cook for themselves - rice, rasam and sambhar.’
    • ‘‘Put some of it in your rasam,’ mother would tease father.’
    • ‘When the raw smell of tamarind disappears, add the cooked dhal, the fried items and rasam or sambar powder.’
    • ‘Along with potato curry and tomato rasam, it formed the highlights of the menu on special occasions.’
    • ‘This is when you eat from a stainless steel plate and have to finish the remnants of rasam or moru (buttermilk).’

Origin

Tamil.

Pronunciation

rasam

/ˈrəsəm/