Plum Rasam Recipe – Rasam Recipes

March 12, 2014 Rasam Varieties  8 comments

Plum Rasam!! Yes you read it right!! This is an easy rasam recipe with plums. Had recently bought some plums as they looked bright in color & very attractive. But tasted very sour & tart. Could not eat them as is & at the same time did not want to waste too.. So tried this plum rasam & came out very well.. So do try this nutritious rasam.

Now to the recipe..

Plum Rasam My Magic Pan

[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins]

Plum Rasam Ingredients:

  • Plums – 3 to 4 (see tips)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Salt – as needed
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

For Rasam powder:

  • Pepper corns – 10 to 15
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Toor Dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Rice – 1/2 tsp


  • Take all the ingredients mentioned under “For Rasam Powder” in a mixer and grind it to a coarse powder. Keep this aside.

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  • Wash the plums well and cook it in boiling water for 3-5 mins. The skin will start peeling on its own. Once it cools down, discard the skin & seeds. Mash the pulp well with a fork.

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  • To the plum pulp, add enough water, salt, rasam powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, curry leaves, coriander leaves & mix. Bring it to a boil & switch off the flame.

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  • Heat a pan with oil & temper with mustard, jeera & fenugreek seeds. Add this to the plum rasam.

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Yummy Plum Rasam is ready.

Serve hot with steamed rice & any poriyal/papad. Best combo would be Baby Potato Fry.

Plum Rasam My Magic Pan


  1. The number of plums depends upon the sourness of plums. If they are very sour reduce accordingly.
  2. Do not boil the rasam for a long time. Just bring it to a boil and switch off.
  3. U can add crushed garlic for an extra flavour.
  4. U can add a tsp of sugar or jaggery too.


– By Sundari Nathan

8 comments to Plum Rasam Recipe – Rasam Recipes

  • veena  says:

    interesting.. Totally new to me.. looks refreshing

  • Priya  says:

    Very unique and interesting rasam,inviting.

  • Sonys kitchen  says:

    Love the plum flavor rasam……. Will try this soon!!

  • chikku  says:

    Its new to me …interesting and flavorful rasam 🙂

  • Prethika  says:

    Innovative rasam Sundari…well done

  • Vathsala  says:

    The dal you have added looks like channa dal. I’m confused, whether its toor dal or channa dal..

    • Sundari Nathan  says:

      Oops!! It is Chana dal in the pic. But pls use toor dal. Thanks for letting me know Vathsala!!

  • nandoo  says:

    lovely flavorful rasam..

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