Chettinad Rasam

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Rasam is the warm broth with fine aroma. Chettinad Rasam is a spicy, luscious, delectable and mouth watering one . Nothing could equalise the taste of any Rasam when had by mixing it in hot steaming rice adding few drops of ghee with any vegetable stir fry. When the rasam powder is made fresh and used for making rasam, it gives out the best taste. Drink it as an appetizer in cups, or have by mixing it with rice or sip it as a digestive drink after heavy meals...
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • a Tamarind or lemon lemon size
  • 3 Tomato
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • piece Ginger an
  • 10 pods Garlic
  • to spoons Thur Dal Boiled Or Pressure Cooked To Soft From 2 Tb Spoons Of Dal thur dal boiled or pressure cooked soft from tb dal
  • 2 spoons Desi Ghee tea
  • leaves Coriander or curry curry and


  • For Rasam Powder: Coriander seeds 3 tea spoons Pepper corns 2 tea spoons Cumin seeds 1/2 tea spoon Red chillies 3 Heat a pan , dry roast the above items till they become hot and powder them. Keep aside.
  • Boil some water and soak the tamarind with 2 tomatoes in the hot water. Keep another tomato chopped aside. Now squeeze the tamarind and tomatoes well and extract the pulp adding required water. Collect 4 cups (around 600ml) juice .
  • Heat a pan with 2 tea spoons of ghee. Add mustard seeds. Once it splutters put the curry leaves. Pour the juice into it with salt and turmeric powder. Crush the garlic and ginger and add to the boiling rasam.
  • After 5 minutes add the rasam powder and chopped tomatoes, stir well. Finally add some water to the boiled thur dal and add to the boiling rasam. Wait till the bubbles form and switch off the stove.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. Drink it as an appetizer in cups, or have by mixing it with rice or drink it as a digestive drink after heavy meals.

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