Mysore Rasam

21 Jul

Mysore Rasam


Tomatoes 3 – 5
Toor Dal 1/2 cup
Tamarind 1 inch sized ball
Jaggery 1 inch piece
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Fresh Cilantro few sprigs
Salt to taste


Fenugreek Seeds a pinch
Chana Dal 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves 6
Ghee 1 tsp


Chana Dal 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds 1 tsp
Whole Red Chiles 4 – 6
Coriander Seeds 3 tbsps
Peppercorns 1 tsp
Fresh Coconut (grated) 3 tbsps
Asafoetida a pinch

Method of preparation:

Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add all masala ingredients in order.
Roast the masala for 2 minutes or until aromatic and grind it into fine powder once cooled.
Soak tamarind in a cup of water and extract all the pulp.

Wash and pressure cook the toor dal in a cup of water for 3 whistles.
Alternatively, boil the toor dal in 3 cups of water for around 30 minutes or until it turns soft.

Heat ghee in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt.
Cook covered until tomatoes turn soft, then add cooked dal, tamarind extract, jaggery, ground masala powder and two cups of water.
Boil the whole mixture for 5 – 10 minutes and garnish with fresh cilantro.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes: Add a dollop of ghee on top of rasam cover once removed from heat.

15 Responses to “Mysore Rasam”

  1. amar July 22, 2008 at 4:17 am #

    I love varities of rasam. this recepie is tempting.

  2. rehnaz July 22, 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    yummy rasam

  3. Navrati Gupta July 23, 2008 at 7:51 am #

    I like this site very much.It is very interesting and I learnt a lot. Thanks.

  4. geetha ashwinkumar August 19, 2008 at 6:54 am #

    hai can you tell me what is cilantro sprigs?

    Is it corainder leaves?

  5. anusharaji August 21, 2008 at 8:23 pm #

    yes cilantro = coriander leaves

  6. yasmeen September 9, 2008 at 1:56 am #

    i like your all resipes .thanks a lot talimpu.

  7. sugandhi November 27, 2008 at 3:53 am #

    I would like to know What is cumin seeds

  8. anusharaji November 27, 2008 at 8:51 am #

    cumin seeds = jeera = jeelakarra

  9. gayathri January 25, 2009 at 1:00 am #

    i like the way of presentation,its yummy.

  10. Vally November 10, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    Hi, I love all the recipes in talimpu. Thanks. Can i know what is whole wheat

  11. Raji January 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    @gayathri oh thx.
    @vally whole wheat is just wheat

  12. manasa krishna kumar May 13, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    this mysore rasam is my favourite and i loved it.

  13. maadhu December 4, 2010 at 3:43 am #

    hi can i know what is chayote ie pappaya chayote…? vat does it mean

  14. Gladys Mendonca December 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    I love to read and try all receipes of Talimpu. It is very easy and tasty

    Thanks a lot.



  15. K V Pathy April 28, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    It will be very useful if the equivalent names of different ingredients are given (in Tamil. Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam , English and Hindi) in a dictionary form

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