Tamil Nadu Recipes
Ordinary Rasam  
Serves 4

Thuvar dhall 1/4 cup Water 2 cups
Tamarind paste 1/4 t.spoon

Tomatoes 2-3

Rasam powder 1 t.spoon

Cilantro a small bunch washed and finely chopped

Hing a small pinch

Turmeric 1/4 t.spoon

Cumin powder 1/4 t.spoon

Pepper powder 1/4 t.spoon

Lemon juice 1/2 t.spoon

Ghee 1/2 t.spoon

Salt 1 t.spoon (or to taste)  


Cook thuar dhall with 2 cups of water and keep it aside. Boil tomatoes in 1-2 cups of water, then add tamarind paste, hing, salt, and turmeric. After tomatoes are cooked, add rasam powder, and let this boil for five minutes. Now add thuvar dhall and let it cook for a few more minutes. Heat some ghee, splutter mustard, then add pepper powder and cumin powder to this before mixing this with the rasam. Garnish with chopped cilantro.


Energy (Kcal) 34 Carotene ( µg) 1004.63
Protein (g) 2.14 Vitamin C  (mg) 16.9
Carbohydrate (g) 5.74 Mg  (mg) 9.5
Fat (g) 0.26 Na  (mg) 13.91
Fibre (g) 0.54 K  (mg) 155.8
Minerals (g) 0.7 Mn  (mg) 0.203
Calcium  (mg) 45.6 Zn  (mg) 0.25
Phosphorus  (mg) 35.4 Cr  (mg) 0.007
Iron  (mg) 0.59