Friday, December 01, 2006

Mysore Rasam


Set 1:

Toor Dal - 1/4 th rice cup
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - half lemon size
Water - 1 cup

In a container add toor dal, water, turmeric and keep the tamarind in the middle. Pressure cook these until soft. Mean while prepare Set 2. When cool enough remove the lid from the pressure cooker, take the tamarind off with the help of spoon in a small bowl add 1/4 th cup water and squeeze the pulp and keep aside. Mash the toor dal and keep aside.

MTR Rasam powder - 1 tsp (keep this aside until needed)

Set 2:

Toor Dal/ kandipappu - 3 tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Whole Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp

Roast on medium low, above ingredients with little ghee until golden color but not burned. Remove it in a plate.

Dessicated Coconut - 1/4 th rice cup

Add dessicated coconut in empty hot container and stir. Add this to above plate, mix and grind in to powder when it's cooled.

Set 3:

Tomato- 2 no.(chopped)

Set 4 (seasoning):

Ghee - little.
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 4 no. (broken in half)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Hing/asafoetida - less than a pinch.


Coriander leaves - handful (chopped finely)


Heat a medium sauce pan, add from set 1 squeezed tamarind pulp, salt and rasam powder. Cook until raw smell disappears. add little amount of water and add Set 2 paste and mix well, cook for few mins. Add from set 1 toor dal paste and combined well cook for few more mins. Add 1 and 3/4 th glasses of water and bring it to boil, cover with lid. Add Set 3 and cook until tomatoes are cooked well. Check for consistency, if it is too thick add water to dilute. If it is too thin, remove the lid and boil. It should be thinner than sambhar but thicker than rasam. Do the seasoning from Set 4 and add it to Rasam. Garnish with coriander leaves check for salt and switch off.

Serve Mysore rasam with any Vege Fry or Thotakura Pappu/Dal, Rice and Papad

We cooked a feast one day, so menu as followed:

Tomato Pappu  (Tomato Dal)
Guthi Vankaya Kura (Stuffed Indian Eggplants)
Mysore Rasam 
Dondakaya Vepudu (Tindora Fry)
Beerakaya Pachadi (Whole Ridge gourd Chutney)
Gadda Perugu (Yoghurt)
Neyyi (Ghee)

© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu


Lakshmi said...

chala manchi manchi recipes blog chestunnaru Rajani.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi lakshmi garu
Thank you andi. Do try them and let me know.

Shalom said...

I tried Mysore Rasam yesterday and it came out very well.

Thank you.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Jyotsna,
Thank you for letting me know. This one is one of my favourites in my family. You can add drumsticks too, if you want. My niece likes drumsticks some times I put it in rasam.


Unknown said...

ur rasam is fantastic n delicious
i liked it very much thanks a lot.........................

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Samrat,

Thanks for your feed back, I am glad you liked it.......


Durga said...

hi Rajani,
your recipes sounds and tastes yummy.
your blog is one of my favorites.
I tried some of your recipes.
keep blogging :).


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Durga,

Thanks for your nice comments, I am glad you like them. If you don't mind asking may I know what you tried from here? thanks for leaving a comment.........


Unknown said...

Hi Rajani, I have tried maysore rasam and it turned out to be really tasty. Thank you so much for the nice recipe.


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Krishna,

You are welcome!! I am glad it turned out to be tasty and your nice feed back.


Unknown said...

rajani gaaru mee mysore rasam chala bagundhandi

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sameera,

Thanks for trying out and leaving your feed back. Vake rojulo inni comments rasaru inthaki ivvani chesera, or you pulling my legs :-)


Unknown said...

Hi Rajani Garu,

Mee Mysore Rasam adhirindandi. try chesi konnallu ayyindi kani feedback late ga isthunna. This rasam stands out !!



Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Deepa,

Thanks for your feedback!!!!!!


ashkrish said...

I have been looking for an authentic rasam recipe for long.So glad to find it here! After a heavy dinner last night, this was perfect as a light feel good food for the morning lunch!!! Thanks ever so much rajani!!