Rasam Recipe

A Flavorful Journey

Rasam, a South Indian soup, traces back centuries, rooted in Ayurvedic traditions. Tamarind, spices, and herbs create its tangy flavor, reflecting cultural evolution and culinary heritage.

Rasam Recipe

  • When it comes to comfort food, few dishes can rival the warmth and soul-soothing quality of a well-made bowl of rasam. This South Indian classic is a tangy, spicy, and aromatic soup that's not only delicious but also incredibly easy to prepare. Whether you're a fan of traditional Indian cuisine or simply seeking a burst of flavors, this rasam recipe for two is a must-try. Let's dive into the world of spices and herbs as we create a delightful rasam experience that's perfect for sharing with a loved one.
Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 30 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Calories: 63 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the Rasam Base:

For the Spice Mix:

For the Rasam:


  1. Preparing the Toor Dal:
    • Rinse the toor dal thoroughly and pressure cook it with enough water until it's soft and well-cooked. Mash it to a smooth consistency and set aside.
  2. Creating the Rasam Base:
    • In a pot, add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, tamarind paste, and salt.
    • Pour in enough water to cover the tomatoes and bring the mixture to a boil. Let it simmer until the tomatoes are soft and the flavors meld together.
  3. Making the Spice Mix:
    • Dry roast cumin seeds, black peppercorns, fenugreek seeds, dried red chilies, and coriander seeds until fragrant. Let them cool and grind them into a fine powder using a spice grinder.
  4. Combining the Rasam:
    • Mix the mashed toor dal with the cooked tomato mixture. Add water as needed to achieve your desired consistency. Remember, rasam should be a bit watery.
    • Add a portion of the ground spice mix to the rasam. This will be the primary flavor profile of your dish. Adjust the amount according to your spice preference.
  5. Tempering the Rasam:
    • In a small pan, heat the ghee. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Then, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, and minced garlic. Sauté until the garlic turns golden and fragrant.
  6. Bringing It All Together:
    • Pour the tempered mixture into the rasam and give it a good stir.
    • Allow the rasam to simmer for a few more minutes, ensuring the flavors meld beautifully.
  7. Garnishing and Serving:
    • Turn off the heat and garnish the rasam with chopped cilantro, adding a burst of freshness to the dish.
  8. Conclusion:
    • In just a few simple steps, you've created a delectable pot of rasam that's bursting with flavors and aromas. This recipe is perfect for two people to enjoy a warm, comforting meal that's rich in tradition and taste. Whether you pair it with steamed rice or sip it as a soothing soup on its own, rasam is bound to leave you satisfied and craving for more. So, gather your ingredients, set your spices to roast, and embark on a culinary journey that's all about the heartwarming essence of South Indian cuisine.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 244 gm

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 63kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.1g5%
Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 470mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 8.5g3%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g11%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2.2g5%

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi, I am Madhavi, a culinary enthusiast and the creative mind behind Madhavicooks, an inspiring cooking blog that takes you on a delightful journey through the flavors and aromas of the culinary world.

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