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Mysore Rasam

One of my cousins used to make different varieties of rasam. I wanted try all the varieties since a long time and atlast I did. This Mysore rasam is very much different when compared to the other rasam varieties as you pressure cook all the ingredients. This is very simple to make and it will be very tasty.

Preparation time: 25 minutes
No of Servings: 4-5
Spice level: 3 out of 5


  • Toor dhal – 1/4 cup
  • Coriander seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  • Red chillies – 5
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Peppercorn – 7 or 8
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Tamarind – 1/2 lemon size(take the extract by soaking in the water)
  • Salt – to taste

For Seasoning:

  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- a few
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Pressure cook all the ingredients except for 2 cloves of garlic, salt and tamarind for 2 whistles.
  2. Let it cool and grind it with little water.
  3. Boil the remaining garlic with very little water.
  4. Then add the tamarind water, ground toor dhal, salt and water to get the required consistency.
  5. Heat the mixture till it starts boiling.
  6. Season it with mustard seeds, curry leaves and add the coriander leaves.
  7. Serve hot with rice.


  1. the color of the rasam looks beautiful !!!

  2. What a color….luv it

  3. Arthi,
    Mysore rasam looks super. nice one.

  4. mysore rasam looks delicious …love it

  5. Nice recipe,looks delish…

  6. This rasam looks delicious and it will definitely remind me of the lovely holidays we had in Mysore a few months ago 🙂

  7. Wonderful the color..

  8. Colorful delicious rasam!

  9. Yum yum! This looks truly tempting and appetizing!

  10. Such a fabulous looking and comforting food, yummy rasam..

  11. you know what ive never really made rasam from scratch..i use the instant rasam mix 🙂
    i should give this a go since its all pressure cooked, so shouldnt be too difficult

    • 🙂 Nisha its really simple and sure you can try!!

  12. Rasam looks fantastic and very nice color too

    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. what a beautiful color!

  14. delish rasam.. loved the color n presentation.. btw thanks 4 dropping by my blog.n the lovely words..u 2 have nice space here.. do keep in touch 🙂

    • Thank you!! and sure will be in touch 🙂

  15. i have heard abt this rasam, but never tried this. looks very nice.

  16. This is lovely–and so much faster than cooking the toor dal first. Such a beautiful color, I had to read the recipe twice before I noticed there aren’t any tomatoes!

    • tomatoes in rasam 🙂

  17. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments dear:)

    Rasam looks hot and spicy, my hubby is big fan for Rasam. Should try this delicious rasam for him!

  18. And i read about u gals in the author section, congrats to all of u( Arthi, Shriya and Nithu) and keep rocking gals:)

  19. I think everyone has their own rasam recipes..Your look fabulous.Love the color you got 🙂


  21. thats a nice one!

  22. i love this..looks so yummy!!!

  23. Thank you all !!