Rasuna Rai

Rasuna Rai is side dip prepared using lots of garlic in Odisha and Bengal.


  • 30 Garlic cloves, deskinned
  • 8 garlic cloves, for paste
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Potato, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 3 green chillies
  • Salt, as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 tablespoons oil


  1. Grind poppy seeds, mustard seeds, about 8 garlic cloves, green chillies with some water to fine paste. Keep aside.
  2. Heat 2 cups water in a pan. Add mustard paste.
  3. Add tomatoes, peeled garlic, potatoes and few chillies, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and oil. Mix well.
  4. Cover and cook for 15 minutes on lower flame.
  5. Continue heating till water is reduced and thickens.
  6. Keep rasuana rai in air tight container.
  7. Serve rasuna rai along with rice.

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