Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I have written in my many posts that Iyengars are best maker of rasam.I really enjoy rasam rice alot in my daily life. We prepare rasam powder also at home. I will give the recipe of the same very soon but for time being enjoy Iyengar’s rasam


Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serve-4-6 persons


Tamarind – like a small lemon (soaked in warm water for ½ an hour.)


Rasam Powder-4 tsp

Cooked toor dal-1 cup

Salt- to taste

Asafoetida powder- 1 tsp (I used the solid one for best result)

Curry leaves-few for seasoning

Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Ghee-1 tsp

Slit Green Chillies-1

Split black gram dal-1 tsp

Coriander leaves-for garnishing.


·         Put soaked tamarind and one tomato in mixer jar and make fine puree of it.
·         Filter the puree in one cooking pan.
·         Add salt to taste.
·         Chopped the other tomato and put in the puree.
·         Put the pan on gas stove and let it boil in low medium heat till the raw smell of tamarind goes off.
·         Now add rasam powder and bring it to boil for another 2-3 minutes.
·         Meanwhile mash toor dal properly and add 1 ½ cup water.
·         Let it set for a while.
·         Now put this dal water slowly from the little distance in boiling rasam.
·         You will observe that after you add dal water, the top of pan will be full of forth.
·         Allow it boil with few bubbles but remember it should not overflow.
·         Now prepare for seasoning.
·         Take a frying pan and add ghee in this.
·         Wait till it is heated up.
·         Add split broken black gram dal, mustard, cumin seeds, green chilli, curry leaves and asafoetida powder.
·         Once mustard and cumin are cracked then add it to rasam and close with a lid so it should have seasoning smell for long time.
·         Serve with hot rice, samber and poriyal.


Unknown said...

looks delicious and drool-worthy !!!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious tomato rasam looks wonderful

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a prefect rasam to enjoy anytime, very comforting..

Subhie Arun said...

rasam looks v invitin....will try soon!

Nisha said...

Wow thats tempting .

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Hari Chandana P said...

simple and delicious rasam.. looks perfect !!

Swathi said...

Delicious healthy rasam. I love to tomato rasam always.

Rachana said...

Mouthwatering rasam!!!

saritha said...

rasam looks wonderful i make it little different,but this rasam looks tempting...