Oct 13, 2011

Mysore Rasam (Rasam with Roasted Coconut & Spices)

You all know that in a typical south indian menu you cannot miss a ladleful of Rasam..It is one of the basic and simple recipe..But do you know that many people struggle to make a perfect rasam..

One of those people is my mum..I don’t know why, but she is very poor in making a good rasam.. She always ask me to make rasam..

In this blog you can find my a few types of rasam..This one is a addition to that..The origin of this dish is from Karnataka..It is quite a famous one in their region..

In this recipe spices are freshly roasted and ground and then added along with cooked dal..There is something special in those fresh spices which takes your daily food to the next level..

I hope you like it..So here you go for the step by step recipe with pictures..


Tomato-2 chopped
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu – 1 cup Cooked
Tamarind-a small lemon size( mixed with 1 cup of water)
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves / Cilantro-for garnishing
Oil-1 tblspn

For Roasting and Grinding:
Coconut-4 tblspn
Channa dal / Kadala Paruppu-1 tblspn
Coriander seeds / Malli-2 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli-4
Pepper-1 tsp
Oil-1 tblspn
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya podi- ¼ tsp

For Seasoning:
Oil-1 tblspn
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Curry leaves -1 spring


Heat 1 tblspn of oil in a kadai ..Add in coconut, channa dal, coriander seeds, dry red chilli, pepper and hing..Fry this till golden..Now remove and make it into a smooth paste by adding some water.

Heat 1 tblspn of oil in a kadai..Add in tomatoes and mix well.

Add in the ground masala along with some water.

Add in tamarind and mix well.Season with some salt..Bring this to a boil..

Add in cooked dal and mix well..Simmer it for 15 mins..

Garnish with cilantro and set this aside for a moment.

Make tempering by heating oil and crackling mustard seeds,cumin seeds and curry leaves..

Pour this over the rasam and mix well.Serve with rice..

Take all your ingrediants
Ingrediants needed for roasting and grinding

Roast it in a pan

till it gets golden

Spices roasted

take it in a blender

make it into a smooth puree
saute tomatoes in oil

add in ground spices and some water

pour in tamarind water
season with salt

add in cooked dal..and simmer for a while

Garnish with cilantro
make seasoning

pour it over the rasam

mix well
Do you need a ladleful


  1. wow, that looks perfect, yes I do need a ladleful. Please send it across. Please also free to send it to my coconut event. this fits the bill.

  2. Rasam looks perfect...great for the cold over here..

  3. never tried rasam in this way with all freshly ground spices...looks so yummy...rasam is my fav comfort dish...will try your version !!!

  4. This looks like a great side dish, is a type of soup I suppose.
    Thank You for sharing. I'm going to make this, I've got all the ingredients in my cupboard.

  5. super looking rasam!!! ready to have it!!!

  6. looks comfortable for this weather. bookmarked

  7. my daughter aways loves this rasam. nicely explained and all time comforting dish


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