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Jan 18, 2013

தேங்காய் பால் ரசம் / Coconut Milk Rasam

I love making rasam, it is one of my favorite thing to whip up for lunch when i don't have time to do any other gravy. When i make that, i don't always do the same thing. I experiment with my rasam. Check this for all the rasam recipe in this blog. I am gonna post so many different recipe in the coming posts...

This is one of the rasam which i made yesterday. I have heard about it and always want to give it a try. This rasam taste very unique and good, i love it with some simple poriyal or stuff like that...

I just wanna show you my brass vessel collection which my mum gave me for this pongal, i love it so much..These have become a latest addition to my props now..

Ok enough with those, off you go to the recipe..

Preparation Time : 10 mins + 20 mins (Cooking Dal)
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves - 5 to 6


Shallots / Sambar Onion- 5
Tomatoes - 2 chopped
Green Chilli - 1
Toor Dal / Tuvaram paruppu- 3 tblspn cooked
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tblspn ( Click here for recipe)
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Thick Coconut milk - 250 ml
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves / Cilantro for garnishing

For Tempering:
Coconut Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -  1tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Urad dal - 1 tsp

For Grinding:
Garlic - 5 cloves
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Whole Black Pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp


Take the grinding ingredients in a mixer and make into a coarse paste.

Now heat oil in a sauce pan. Add the tempering ingredients and saute that for a min.

Add in the grinded spices and mix well. Cook that for 30 sec.

Add in shallots, green chilli, tomatoes and mix well. Cook it for 2 mins.

Add in the spice powders and give it a good stir for 30 sec.

Now add in the cooked dal, tamarind pulp, water, salt and sugar and mix well.

Bring this to a boil and cook for 5 mins.

Now pour in coconut milk and bring that to a boil once. Switch off the flame and add in lots of coriander leaves.

Serve with rice.

Your ingredients
take grinding stuff in a mixer

Make into a coarse paste
heat oil
add in the whole spices
along with the crushed masala
add in shallots, green chilli and tomatoes in and cook
Add in the spices
and give a good mix
add the cooked dal..
pour some water and season with salt and sugar
add tamarind pulp in
and cook for few mins.
now pour in the coconut milk and mix well..


  1. This is like a soup, right? I will try this because I love the spices used.
    Your photographic tutorial is wonderful and those dishes are lovely.
    I've never seen brass cookware. I suppose it is tin-lined. Is it difficult to clean and polish
    By the way, I like your coconut rice as well.

  2. Super flavourful and comforting food.

  3. Rasam looks divine and very inviting.

    You have a lovely space here with excellent recipes with step by step pics. Happy to follow you.

    Spill the Spices

  4. Very yummy rasam.Great clicks too :)

  5. hi Aarthi ur rasam looks tempting. I ll surely try this.

  6. I made this rasam last evening, exact to your recipe... it was absolutely wonderful. The perfect meal for my evening. Thanks for posting...


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