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Recipe by Girl from India

This is one way I make Rasam (a tamarind based gram soup like dish which can be served with simple steamed rice and a vegetable and also a meat side dish or also as an accompaniment)This recipe is from the Compilation of recipes from the Master Chefs of India.

Top Review by Zaccaria

i enjoy rasam with the red gram much more than others i have tried. i do love this with additional garlic and rice!! thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil.
  2. Add the mustard seeds, as soon as they splutter add the red chillies (whole), curry leaves, asafoetida and garlic and saute for 2 mins.
  3. Add the turmeric, red gram, tomatoes, peppercorns, green chilli, tamarind pulp and salt.
  4. Mix and add 2-3 cups of water.
  5. (if using pressure cooker add 2 cups and if cooking open add 3 cups).
  6. Bring to a boil and simmer till dal is tender and soft.
  7. Garnish with cilantro.
  8. Serve hot.

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