Dal Rasam | Paruppu Rasam | Cooked Lentils in spiced tamarind water

Some gravy/recipe may look simple but so comforting that can be had with simple pickle which tastes the best and make us feel as if we had some great meal.This dal rasam to comes in the same category which looks quite easy but tastes awesome and hence this rasam can be called as comforting food when you are soo lazy to prepare heavy lunch.Yesterday when i was confused about the lunch preparation suddenly this strikes my head and decided to make.We had it with bhindi/okra stir fry,and papad.There may be any traditional way to make this rasam but i made it in my way.

Preparation time: 5 mins
cooking time: under 30 mins
serves- 2 to 3
Source: own

  • Dal-2 tbsp ( i used masoor dal)
  • Tamarind-small lemon size
  • Turmeric powder- 1\2 tsp
  • hing powder- 1\4 tsp
  • Sal to taste
  • coriander leaves

To grind to coarse:
  • Garlic - 8 pods( small variety)
  • cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • whole pepper-1 tsp
To temper:
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • mustard-1\2 tsp
  • curry leaves-few


1.Soak tamarind in water and extract juice,it came around 1 cup.Grind the ingredients under " to grind" in to coarse form.

Clean the dal and cook well.Mash the cooked dal and keep ready..( since i used masoor dal i just cooked in a pan).

3.Heat oil a pan (i used the same pan used for cooking dal).Pop mustard seeds,curry leaves and hing powder.Then add in the coarsely ground mix and saute add little water.

4.Then add in tamarind juice,turmeric powder,salt and mix.

5.Lastly add the cooked dal and water according to your needed level.Add in chopped coriander leaves and wait for it to boil.

6.When it is about to boil switch off and close it.

Flavourful dal rasam is ready to be served for hot rice.

Happy cooking  <:-P


  1. such a lovely rasam... drooling here...

  2. Rasam is my favourite .. looks so delicious.

  3. Rasam is all time fav.You add so many garlic ..Wow


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