Dals / Rasam

Simple Tomato Dal Rasam | South Indian Rasam


Tuvar dal or kandipappu – 3 tbsp.
Tomatoes – 2 big
Water – 3 cups
Rasam powder – 1.5 tsp.
Coriander for garnish
Tamarind or lemon juice– 2 tsp. [optional] Salt to taste

To temper

Cumin – ½ tsp.
Curry leaves –few
Garlic – 2 pods
Asafetida – ¼ tsp.
Black pepper – ½ tsp. crushed


  1. Cook tuvar dal and keep aside.
  2. Boil the tomatoes and peel the skin. Mash them and keep aside.
  3. In a vessel, add the dal, tomatoes and water. Mix well.
  4. Do the tempering and add it to the rasam mix.
  5. Now add the rasam powder and salt and bring to a boil.
  6. Garnish with coriander.

Note –

If you don’t find the rasam sour enough, then add a bit of tamarind juice or lemon juice. Give it a quick boil and remove from fire.

Here are a few more tasty rasam recipes….

a. Dal Rasam
b. Buttermilk Rasam
c. Traditional Rasam

Related Articles

Back to top button