Toor Dal Rasam

24 Jul

Kandi Kattu


Toor Dal/ Kandi Pappu 1/4 cup
Salt to taste


Garlic 3 pods
Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 3
Curry Leaves 4
Turmeric powder a pinch
Ghee 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and crush the garlic pods.

Pressure cook toor dal in 2 cups of water for 3 whistles.
When done, mash the cooked toor dal.
Add more water if needed and bring to boil.

Heat ghee, add crushed garlic and all other talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal turns light brown, add this tampering/ talimpu to above boiling toor dal rasam.
Add salt and serve with rice.

Notes: You can even strain little liquid while pressure cooking bulk toor dal to make this rasam.

11 Responses to “Toor Dal Rasam”

  1. Asha July 24, 2007 at 7:16 am #

    Isn’t it the greatest comfort food ever?:))
    Love the simplicity of this dal.Looks yum!

  2. Dee July 24, 2007 at 9:36 am #

    yummy! i love rasam with kandi kattu…

  3. ramya July 24, 2007 at 7:59 pm #

    Hey i love dal in any form and dal rasam is my fav mom used to prepare this for me.

  4. Mallika July 25, 2007 at 5:52 am #

    This is such a lovely recipe for an all time favourite. It’s on my must try list!!

  5. vish July 25, 2007 at 6:30 am #


    where is the imli ( tamarind). Without that how rasam will have its taste ?
    Where is the Rasam Powder ?
    Without that how the taste will be there.
    your recipe is only Dal and not rasam

  6. anusharaji July 25, 2007 at 6:53 am #

    @asha sure it is
    @dee i luv kandi kattu too 😉
    @ramya this is my grandma’s spl.
    @mallika must try list! sure it deserves.
    @vish add imli if you are fond of it. i dont even use rasam powder. but even wihtout them rasam tastes awesome.
    Rasam is something thats thinner and which contains the essence of all the ingredients inside it. Toor dal is enough for me 🙂 but dont hesistate to experiment.

  7. rashmi May 17, 2008 at 12:47 am #

    hey ths is good even without rasam pd it tastes gr8

  8. sandhya July 13, 2008 at 3:47 am #

    I just loved it.Its sooooo delicious to eat with rice

  9. ranjana singh August 2, 2008 at 4:08 am #

    yummi i love rasam very much

  10. Pallvi G August 22, 2009 at 9:29 am #


    It’s looks so nice… I’m sure I like this…

    Pallavi G

  11. janaki September 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    i like it very much actually i am searching this type of


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