- Yield: 2 Bowls
- Prep Time: 40 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Serving: 4 People
- Calories: 555 kcal
- Carbohydrate Content: 82.65 g
- Cholesterol Content: 61 mg
- Fat Content: 26.57 g
- Fiber Content: 9.2 g
- Protein Content: 7.07 g
- Saturated Fat Content: 15.138 g
- Serving Size: 1
- Sodium Content: 2544 mg
- Sugar Content: 48.32 g
- Trans Fat Content: 0.931 g
Rasam is a famous and common south Indian recipe which is adopted all over India. South Indian food is incomplete without a rasam. Lentil Rasam (goddu rasam) is easy to cook recipe. Tamarind juice is the main ingredient in a rasam recipe. You can also make Rasam powder (See also How to make Rasam Powder) at home and use it to make a lentil resume to make it more tasty and yummy. Learn how to make delicious Dal Rasam in this recipe steps.
Ingredients of Lentil Rasam Recipe
- Pigeon peas - 1 ½ Tablespoon
- Tamarind - 1 Cup
- Rasam powder - 2 Tablespoons
- Asafetida powder (hing) - ½ Tablespoon
- Salt - 1/2 Teaspoon
- For Tempering
- Ghee - 2 Tablespoons
- Mustard seeds - 1 Tablespoon
- Red chillies - 2
- Curry leaves - 1 Cup
How to Make Lentil Rasam
Step 1: Properly wash a tuvar/arhar dal and soak it in a ½ cup of water for at least 30 minutes.
Step 2: Drain and grind to a smooth consistency, slowly adding ½ tablespoon water to it.
Step 3: Now, soak tamarind in 2 ½ cups water for 10 minutes and extract a juice and discard its pulp.
Step 4: Then combine tamarind juice with rasam powder, asafetida powder and salt in a frying pan.
Step 5: Boil it over LOW heat for 10 minutes till the raw aroma of tamarind disappears.
Step 6: Now, mix dal paste with 1 ½ cups water and add it to a rasam. Again, boil it for 3 to 5 minutes, infrequently stirring, till rasam froths up. Then remove it from heat.
Step 7: Now, take a small pan and heat ghee for tempering over moderate heat.
Step 8: Then, add remaining ingredients for tempering in the given order.When mustard seeds splutter, stir contents of the pan into rasam.
Step 9: Serve hot lentil rasam with plain rice and some spicy pickle.