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A perfect recipe for you to enjoy the true flavours of home-made South Indian cooking. Serve this protein and vitamin packed rasam as an accompaniment to Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, or plain steamed rice and you're sure to love it.

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Serves 4.
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    For the rasam powder

    1. Roast all the ingredients in a pan for 3 to 4 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
    2. Grind the mixture to a powder in a blender. Keep aside.

    How to proceed

    1. Combine the toovar dal with 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles or until the dal is cooked.
    2. Add the tomato and tamarind water to the cooked dal and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
    3. Add the rasam powder, asafoetida, turmeric powder and salt with 3 cups of water and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
    4. For the tempering, heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the seeds crackle, add the tempering to the prepared rasam and simmer for another 4 to 5 minutes.
    5. Serve hot, garnished with the coriander.
    Nutrient values 
    AmtEnergyProteinChoFatVit AVit CCalciumIronF. AcidFibre
    32 gm47 kcal2.3 gm6.2 gm1.5 gm197.0 mcg7.3 mg18.7 mg0.5 mg15.0 mg0.3 gm
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     on 21 Mar 13 10:12 PM

    Peppery, sour and hot a very appetizing soup like dish.The aroma of the mixture of spices simmering in the rasam will stimulate your appetite.
     on 26 Nov 12 10:08 AM

    The ever popular South Indian drink. Nice tovar dal based drink with imli, tomatoes and Rasam powder.