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Dal Rasam Recipe | Paruppu Rasam

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Dal Rasam Recipe | Paruppu Rasam| with step by step photos and video. A spicy, hot rasam recipe made with dal and flavored with tomato, tamarind, rasam powder, and few other spices. It is also known as paruppu rasam since paruppu means dal in Tamil.

A very comforting dish from the region of South India. It has a thin consistency compared to other dal dishes. A staple side dish for rice from the tamil cuisine and perhaps adopted by all south Indian states. The recipe is not only served as a side dish to rice but can also be served as a soup to cure a common cold and flu.

How to make dal rasam?

Dal Rasam Recipe | Paruppu Rasam| with step by step photos and video. Each state, region, and also perhaps individual districts has its own traditional way of making these spicy soups. one such spicy lentil-based variation is the popular paruppu rasam recipe from the Tamil cuisine made with spices.

This recipe I am planning to do in a pressure cooker. I am cooking dal along with the spices here. For making this paruppu rasam, I have used store-bought rasam powder. There are a variety of rasams. Recently I had shared with you a simple pepper garlic rasam recipe. Hope you would like it.

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Dal Rasam Recipe | Paruppu Rasam

Course: Rasam, GravyCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Dal Rasam Recipe | Paruppu Rasam| with step by step photos and video. A spicy, hot rasam recipe made with dal and flavored with tomato, tamarind, rasam powder, and few other spices.

Recipe Video

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon size tamarind

  • 1 + 1 1/2 cups of Water

  • 1 tbsp Toor Dal (Split Yellow Pigeon Peas)

  • 2 big Tomatoes finely chopped

  • 2 Garlic cloves crushed

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Rasam Powder

  • OR {Kashmiri Chilli Powder(1 tsp) + Coriander Powder(2 tsp) + Pepper powder(1/4 tsp)}

  • 1/4 tsp Pepper Powder

  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Powder

  • 1/4 tsp + 1 pinch of Asafoetida Powder/hing

  • Salt as required

  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder

  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves

  • Curry Leaves

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp

  • 2 dried Red Chillies

  • 2 pinches of Fenugreek Powder

Directions

  • Firstly, let us soak a lemon sized tamarind in 1 cup of hot water. Squeeze out the juice using our hands & keep it aside.paruppu dal rasamparuppu dal rasam
  • For preparing dal rasam, add 1 tbsp washed & cleaned toor dal to a pressure cooker. paruppu dal rasam
  • Followed by two tomatoes finely chopped, 2 big sized garlic crushed with skin, 1 ½ tbsp rasam powder, ¼ tsp pepper powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ¼ tsp kayam/hing powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, salt as required, 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves & some curry leaves.paruppu dal rasamparuppu dal rasamparuppu dal rasamparuppu dal rasam
  • Now strain & add the squeezed out juice from the tamarind.paruppu dal rasam
  • Then add 1 ½ cups of water & mix well.paruppu dal rasam
  • Now pressure cook over high to medium flame for 2 whistles. Once done, keep it aside to release pressure.paruppu dal rasam
  • Tempering
  • Meanwhile, let us prepare a temper for this rasam.
  • For that heat 1 tbsp coconut oil. Crackle ½ tsp mustard seeds. (Instead of oil using ghee makes it tastier)paruppu dal rasam
  • Then add 2 dried red chilies & some curry leaves. Mix well & roast them.paruppu dal rasam
  • Switch off the flame & pour this hot temper into the rasam mix. paruppu dal rasam
  • To make the rasam more flavorable & tastier add 2 pinches of (1/8th tsp) fenugreek powder & 1 pinch of kaayam powder. Mix & combine everything well.paruppu dal rasamparuppu dal rasamparuppu dal rasam
  • Our special paruppu rasam is ready to be served now.

Notes

  • If you do not have rasam powder handy, then instead of rasam powder, you can use 1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder, 2tsp coriander powder & ¼ tsp pepper powder.

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