May 16, 2015

Grandma's Tamarind Rasam Recipe / Puli Rasam Recipe / Puli Thanni Recipe

This is my grandma / Aachi's recipe. It is like my favourite. I love it with hot rice with some fried papad or vadam. So comforting.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves : 4


Tamarind a small gooseberry size
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Water - 2 cup

For Seasoning:

Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Dry Red Chilli - 3 broken
Curry leaves a handful


Soak tamarind in water for 10 mins. Squeeze and strain the water. Set aside.

Heat ghee in a pan, add in all the seasoning ingredients. Fry for a min.

Pour in tamarind water, salt, sugar and bring it to a boil.

Once it boils, turn off the heat.

Serve with rice.

Take all your ingredients

Take tamarind in a bowl

Cover with water and soak it for 10 mins

Now squeeze the pulp from tamarind and strain the juice

heat ghee in a pan

Add in mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and toor dal

add in broken dry red chillies

add in little asafoetida

add a little curry leaves

Saute for a min

Now it has turned golden

Pour the tamarind juice

Add in little salt and sugar

mix well

bring it to a boil



  1. Sorry for the dumb question the dhal that you are add do you soak in water or just dry dhal?

  2. Please suggest ratio of pepper powder and Jeera powder if one is not using the ready made powder.

    Best regards


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