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4.50 from 10 votes

Rasam is a very popular South Indian dish or Soup. It tastes yummy and tasty. We can have Rasam with rice or seperately as a spicy soup. People use to have it in cold and cough also.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsBeverages, Dinner
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 3


  • Ingredients for spice powder
  • 1/2 cup pigeon peas
  • 1/2 cup moong dal
  • 7 to 8 dry red chillies
  • 5 tspn corriander seeds
  • 4 tspn pepper corns
  • 3 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tson hing
  • 1/2 tspn mustard seeds
  • Ingredients for Rasam
  • Coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tspn mustard seeds
  • 6 dry red chillies
  • Curry leaves
  • Chopped ginger 1tspn
  • 5 piece garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tspn haldi powder
  • 1 tspn chilli powder
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 2 to matoes cut into slices
  • 3 tblspn Tamarind pulp
  • 1 cup cooked toor dal


  • Roast the pigeeon and moong dal till they get brown in color. Now add red chilli and roast it, after roasting keep them aside. Now in the pan roast cumin seeds and after half min add corriander seeds and pepper. Roast them also by adding hing.
  • When all the ingredients are roasted put them in the jar and grind into fine paste. Now take a thick heavy bottom pan or kadai. Add coconut oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, haldi powder, chilli powder.
  • Now add spice mix. Mix them properly and very well. Add tomatoes and some water to it. Let the tomatoes cook. Now add tamarind pulp or tamarind extract. Mix it very well. Cover the lid and simmer the flame for 5 to 10 mins. Now add cooked toor dal.
  • And after toor dal add lots of water as Rasam is a soup or very much watery. Now add salt and cover it with lid. And after 10 mins Rasam is ready to serve.

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Nilu Rastogi
Nilu Rastogi

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