Sunday, October 21, 2012


Rasam and rice is really a comfort food for me. I keep making umpteen variations of rasam and one of it is - moong dal rasam. Simple healthy and light on the stomach.

Moong dal .. 1/4 cup
Tomato ....... 1 large
Tamarind .... lemon sized (soak in water)
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Rasam powder .... 1/2 tsp
Jaggery ............. a small piece - or- little sugar
Salt .............. to taste
Coriander leaves ... handful
Mustard seeds ... 1 tsp
Asafoetida ......... a pinch
Curry leaves ...... few
Garlic ........... 1 tsp (crushed)
Oil ................. 1-2 tbsp


1. Soak dal for at least one hour. In a pressure cooker, boil dal with 1 and  1/2 or 2 cups water. Wash the whole tomato and put it in the cooker along with dal.

2. When you open the cooker, remove the tomato and peel it. The skin comes off easily.

3. Blend the tomato and dal using a hand blender

4 Heat a little oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients. When they crackle, tip in the crushed garlic. Saute.. Now stir in the blended dal and tomato.

5. Add the rasam powder, turmeric powder, salt and tamarind juice.(as per your taste) also add a little jaggery or sugar to balance the taste. Boil it to the consistency you like. Finally put the freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with plain rice.

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  1. Wow I love rasam.. Want to drink fully

  2. Interesting & mouthwatering rasam!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. Such a comforting and satisfying rasam.

  4. Never knew that we add dal to rasam interestin

  5. Very innovative and new recipe!! Thanks for linking it to my event!!


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  6. thats perfect bowl of rasam to beat the cold we have right now.

  7. This rasam looks so tasty. My mum used to make something very similar when we were younger.


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