Mysore Rasam


Most of the people are familiar about this rasam, but this is something new to me, as think that rasam taste better only with garlic and I never came across rasam without garlic. This rasam best suits for Vrat, where people take no onion no garlic dishes. I love the taste of this rasam, a soothing and comforting food which gives a fantastic touch to meals. Let us move on to the recipe…

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Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam


  • Tamarind – a lemon size
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • Black pepper – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 2 tsp
  • Red chilies – 7 nos
  • Split pigeon pea / Tuvaram paruppu / Toor dal– 4 tbsp
  • Tomato – 1 ½ nos
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Methi / Fenugreek seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 5 stalks
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Pressure-cook 3 tbsp of toor dal/tuvaram paruppu/split pigeon pea in water for 3 whistles.
  • Clean and roughly chop the coriander leaves.
  • Prepare Tamarind extract – soak tamarind water for 15 mins, mash the tamarind along with the water, let it dissolve, remove the flesh of the tamarind and keep the water aside.
  • Mash the tomatoes in the tamarind extract along with coriander leaves along with their stalk. Reserve little coriander leaves for garnishing.
  • Dry roast 4 tbsp of toor dal, black pepper, 1 ¼ tsp of cumin seeds, 5 nos of red chilies and coriander seeds until the raw smell goes off.
  • Remove it to the plate, bring to room temperature and grind them to fine powder.
  • Remove the lid, when the pressure subsides and mash the dal well, mix it with the tamarind extract (no lumps should be formed).
  • Add in the ground spice powder to the tamarind extract, stir well (no lupms should be formed).
  • Heat oil in kadai, add in the mustard, fenugreek seeds, red chilies and curry leaves, Wait until the curry leaves splatter.
  • Pour in the tamarind mixture to the kadai, sprinkle the asafoetida and leftover coriander leaves when it starts to bubble.
  • Switch off, when its bubbles, transfer it to a bowl, add salt and give a stir.

Serve hot with steamed rice for lunch or dinner.

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