Moong Dal Rasam

24 Apr

Pesara Kattu


Moong dal/ Pesara pappu 1 cup
Green chillies 4
Ginger 1 inch piece
Salt to taste


Garlic pods 2
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and cook the dal in pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
You can alternatively boil the dal in 4 cups of water on stove.

Wash, remove ends and slice green chillies into halves.
Peel and finely chop ginger.

In a deep vessel, add cooked moong dal and pour 4 cups of water.
Add sliced green chillies and chopped ginger.
Bring to boil and simmer for 8 minutes.

Heat ghee in small skillet, add crushed garlic.
Saute for few seconds and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal.
When seeds start to splutter, remove from heat and add this to above moong dal rasam.
Serve hot with rice.

Notes: Squeeze a bit of lemon when rasam is served with rice.


9 Responses to “Moong Dal Rasam”

  1. richa April 24, 2007 at 7:53 am #

    beautiful picture!
    such a simple & nutritious recipe, loved it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. Mythili April 24, 2007 at 10:54 am #

    Anu –

    That photo is just too good πŸ™‚ Such a simple dish and so healthy too. Awesome presentation.


  3. Jyothi April 24, 2007 at 7:34 pm #

    Your bowl is too good……:-), often i used to prepare this wonderful and tasty recipe.

  4. Srikanth April 25, 2007 at 1:51 am #

    Simply great photos!

    I liked the name of your site a loooT!

  5. anusharaji April 25, 2007 at 3:48 pm #

    @richa i luv this one a lot too
    @mythili thx, i like the ambience of shot
    @jyothi u do the same way?
    mom fries even the ginger along with garlic in ghee.
    it alters the taste to quite an extent.
    @srikanth thx a bunch
    i literally adore the name

  6. Jyothi April 26, 2007 at 1:44 pm #

    Yes Raji, Same way i will do and i like it very much…….its very tasty.

  7. padmavathi March 13, 2008 at 1:04 am #

    simply superb

  8. MINI November 10, 2010 at 6:42 am #


  9. seetha December 10, 2010 at 6:39 am #

    hi the same dish can be made thick an eaten as pesara pappu dal it is very good side dish in chapattis

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