Recipe for Rasam - Toor Dal Rasam

recipe for rasam toor dal rasam

Use this recipe for rasam to make toor dal rasam. It is one of the most delicious rasams. It is also easy to make. What about the ingredients? You need to use only the everyday ingredients. If you need a recipe for rasam with just a few steps, then the recipe for toor dal rasam is the answer.

If you have left over sambar, and do not want to make another one fresh, this liquid dish made from toor dal could be an ideal supplement.

As with all other rasams, the taste of the toor dal rasam too depends on the quality of the rasam powder.

Amidst the fried items, high oil content dishes and sweets you would make, say on a Sunday or holiday, if you make toor dal rasam also it would be an item that is "light" and that would aid digestion.

In your list of rasam recipes, in the south Indian rasam recipe category, toor dal rasam recipe would be one of the rasams you would like the most.

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Servings: Two to Three


1. Toor dal / togari bele / kandi Pappu / tuvaram paruppu 1/4 cup
2. Tomato 1
3. Rasam powder 2-3 teaspoons
4. Curry leaves 5-6
5. Coriander leaves few sprigs
6. Tamarind paste / tamarind concentrate 1 teaspoon


Tamarind - marble size
7. Turmeric 2 pinches
8. Salt to taste


1. Oil / ghee 1 teaspoon
2. Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon
3. Hing / asafoetida 1 pinch
4. Curry leaves 1 sprig

How to Prepare the Seasoning?

1. Heat the oil till it becomes hot.

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2. Add hing and mustard seeds.

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3. Add curry leaves when the mustard seeds begin to pop. Fry.

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Switch off the stove when the curry leaves become crisp.

How to make Toor dal Rasam?

1. Wash the toor dal.

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Add toor dal, tomato, few drops of oil and about 2 cups of water to a pressure cooker.

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Cook till the toor dal becomes soft.

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2. Remove the tomato.

Keep the cooker aside for a few minutes, without stirring its contents.
3. Drain the toor dal water slowly to a utensil.

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4. Add little water to the utensil with the tomato.

Squeeze the tomato to get the juice. Add water to the pulp and squeeze again. Discard the tomato skin and seeds.

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Keep aside the juice.
5. Skip this step if you will use tamarind paste / tamarind concentrate.

Soak tamarind in water.

Squeeze the tamarind to get the juice.
6. Add tomato juice, rasam powder, tamarind paste / juice, turmeric, curry leaves, salt and 1/2-cup of water to the utensil with toor dal water.

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7. Boil for two to three minutes.

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8. Add seasoning and coriander leaves. Mix.

Switch off the stove.

Toor dal rasam is ready.

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TIPS Recipe for Rasam - Toor Dal Rasam
1. Use the toor dal that remains after your drain the water to make dishes like paratha or sambar.
2. Cut the tomato into pieces and use them instead in Step 6, if you wish to savor the tomato chunks also with the rasam. Its color and taste will be, however, different.
3. Add more water, in Step 6, if you need more rasam. Keep a check on the quantity of water, because it may dilute the rasam.
4. Cover the utensil, with the rasam, with a plate to retain the aroma.