Paruppu Rasam – Rasam Varieties

July 6, 2015 Rasam VarietiesTamil New Year Recipes  5 comments

Rasam is always a comfort food for me. This Paruppu Rasam is yet another easy rasam variety that can be made in a jiffy. It is very popular in any South Indian household. With freshly ground powder this is a flavourful and refreshing rasam. Mostly when I make rasam, the side dish would be potato fry!! It was not different this time too. I served it with Baby Potato Roast (recipe coming soon)

Now to the recipe…



[Preparation Time-20 mins : Cooking Time- 15 mins]


  • Toor Dal – 1/2 cup
  • Tomato – 1
  • Tamarind paste – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Coriander leaves – few

To grind into a coarse powder:

  • Pepper seeds – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/4 tsp
  • Green Chilly – 1
  • Coriander stalks – few

To temper:

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Curry  leaves – a sprig
  • Asafoetida – a pinch





  • Pressure cook toor dal and keep it ready.(I made sambar the same day, so only 1/2 of the below dal went into the making of rasam) Take all the ingredients mentioned under “to grind” in a mixer and grind it into a coarse powder.

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  • Chop tomatoes, soak tamarind paste in some warm water and keep it ready. Heat a pan with oil and temper with the ingredients mentioned under “to temper” . To this add chopped tomatoes, tamarind extract and required salt. Let it boil until the tomatoes become soft.

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  • Mix cooked toor dal with required water and add this to the above. Finally add the ground rasam powder, coriander leaves and just bring it to a boil. It will look frothy. Switch off the flame.

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Thats it!! Paruppu Rasam is ready!!

Serve hot with steamed rice and curry of  your choice!!





  1. Do not boil Paruppu Rasam for a long time. It will give a bitter taste.
  2. Adjust tamarind paste according to the tanginess of the tomato u are using.
  3. I always add garlic while making rasam, U can skip it if u dont want.

5 comments to Paruppu Rasam – Rasam Varieties

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    love this rasam very much..always

  • Jeena  says:

    Rasam looks just comforting and mouth watering….

  • Nalini Somayaji  says:

    Rasam looks great ..a bit different from normal rasam ….nice clicks to know the recipe…

  • Sathya @Mykitchenodyssey  says:

    Rasam is always liked by all of us .delicious looking rasam dear.

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    Rasam looks so delicious and inviting Sundari!

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