Paruppu Rasam using freshly made rasam podi

First of all I apologize for not posting the baked mac n cheese as I've promised. Things are not going good on my side, again my son has caught infection and the entire thing has started all over again.

 To top that, now my H has also fallen sick..ahhhh. Coming to the issue, I find it difficult to write a long post with my current status also I've prepared this rasam for our lunch today, so it's kinda easy for me to pen down this simple one, but am keeping in mind to post the already promised recipe soon. 

Serves : 2 to 4 ppl

  1. Thuvar dhal -- 1 handful
  2. Tomato -- 2 nos.
  3. Tamarind -- small lemon sized
  4. Garlic -- 2 pods
  5. Coriander leaves -- 2 tbsp, chopped
  6. Asafoetida /Hing -- 1/4 tsp ( add 1/8 tsp, if u don like the flavor)
  7. Turmeric powder -- 1/8 tsp
  8. Salt -- 1 tsp, or to taste
For seasoning:

  1. Ghee -- 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds -- 1/2 tsp
  3. Curry leaves -- 1 sprig
  4. Thuvar dal -- 1/2 tsp
For rasam podi:

  1. Thuvar dal -- 1 tsp
  2. Black peppercorns -- 1 1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds -- 3/4 tsp
  4. Dry red chillies -- 2 to 3 nos.
  5. Coriander seeds -- 1 tsp

  • Pressure cook the thuvar dal with turmeric powder using 1/4 cup of water up to 3 whistles and make it ready.
  • Grind the coriander seeds, thuvar dal, peppercorns, cumin seeds and dry red chillies to a fine powder and reserve for later use.
  • Soak the tamarind in the water for half an hour and squeeze the pulp. U may add the water and the tamarind together and microwave it for a minute instead of the soaking part so that u may save some time. Crush the garlic and make it ready.
  • Filter the tamarind and boil the tamarind water for 3 to  minutes. In the meantime, squeeze the tomatoes using ur hand and collect in a bowl, add the rasam podi, hing, chopped coriander leaves and the crushed garlic . Mix well and add this mixture to the boiling tamarind water and add 2 cups of water and combine well. Add salt at this stage and cook them just until it comes to a foam.
  • Heat the ghee with a tsp of ghee and do the seasoning with mustard seeds. Add the thuvar dhal  and fry until it turns slighly golden and finally add the curry leaves. 
  • Add the seasoning mixture to the rasam and mix well. Make sure u don't cook/ bring the rasam  to boil ,just cook until the foam tops it. Switch off and serve.
  • U may also channa dal (roasted,1/4 tsp) while grinding and add to the masala.



  1. I can feel the smell from here... Haaaaaa...... :)

  2. Perfect rasam n lovely clicks

  3. Rasam is my most favourite dish , I can have this anytime of the day.. Looks very tempting..

  4. hope your kid gets well soon Shanavi. the rasam looks perfect, my fav. for lunch

  5. Rasam looks absolutely very tempting dear...

  6. Sorry to hear about your son. Hope he is feeling better now. I can understand why sometimes its difficult to find time for blogging because I go through the same.

    This rasam is on top of our list of food we adore and never get bored over. Stunning visuals to support an amazing recipe.

  7. My comforting food, can survive for many day with it.Be strong dear, my prayers are with u..

  8. Hope your prince is getting better, Love this parippu rasam.

  9. Sorry abt the family health :( But the bowl of rasam is looking so good, that I feel like grabbing a spoon and help myself some of it.. And very glad to b ur new follower..




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