Friday, June 13, 2014


Toor dal -1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium(cut into small cubes)
Garlic-6-7 pods (just peeled)
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Tamarind-lemon size
Oil-2 tsp
Kulambu milagai podi-1 1/2 tsp
Salt-to taste
Water-drained from washed rice
1.In a kadai add 2 tsp of oil and fry the toor dal till you get a nice aroma from it.
2.Slightly wash the dal and put it in a pressure cooker.
3.Add water(water drained from washed rice-kalani thanni) to it.
4.Add turmeric powder,onion and garlic to it.
5.Pressure cook for 2 whistles and leave the cooker without opening for sometime.
6.In a separate bowl,take the tamarind paste and add kulambu milagai thool,salt and mix it with water.
7.Now open the cooker and add the tamarind mixture and add more water if needed.
8.Off the stove when it starts to boil in the corners like normal rasam.
9.Hot fried toor dal rasam is done.
1.Toor dal should only be cooked and not mashed.
2.Toor dal should be seen in the rasam.
3.Don't allow the rasam to boil for a long time.
4.Add kulambu milagai podi more or less to adjust spiciness.

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