It is known as the balloon plant or love in a puff. Balloon vine is rich in calcium and has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and laxative properties. In native Indian medicine, mudakkathan keerai is used to treat joint pain, body pain, constipation, skin problems, ear pain and dandruff. This herb is often used to spice the south Indian dishes like dosai and rasam. Tasty soups can also be prepared using the Mudakkathan leaves, peppercorns, cumin seeds, onions and some cloves of garlic.

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Mudakkathan Soup

A herbal soup used widely and available in some of the restaurants also
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: Mudakkathan, Soup
Yield: 5 People
Author: Srimathis Kitchen


For making the paste

  • 6 to 7 Garlic cloves
  • 10 Small onions (sambhar onions)
  • 1 Medium sized Tomato
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1 tsp Pepper corns

For soup

  • 1 Cup Mudakkathan keerai cleaned and finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste


For making the paste

  • Add all the ingredients given above in a blender and grind it to a fine paste adding little water

For Soup

  • Add 5 to 6 cups of water in a bowl and bring it to boil
  • Now add the ground paste and allow it to boil for a few minutes so that the raw smell goes
  • Add the Mudakkathan leaves
  • Add the turmeric powder and salt and cook in medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes till the keerai is properly cooked
  • Now the soup is ready to be served.


  1. Adjust the spices as per preference
  2. while serving the soup, you may add butter pieces.
  3. For those not well versed with this keerai, we are giving hereunder the imageMudakkathan_5

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