Friday, July 6, 2012

Pepper Moongdal Rasam

Most of our lunch will definitely have hot piping rasam, as i told earlier we are rasam family. I have already prepared many varieties of rasam and this super fingerlicking pepper moongdal rasam is one among those comforting food. Instead of using rasam powder, i went for a special masala using peppercorns,cumin seeds, corainder seeds,dry red chillies and channa dal for making this rasam, we call this rasam usually as arachi vitta rasam. Also i used cooked moongdal for preparing rasam instead of usual toordal, serve this rasam simply with fried papads and chicken fry, you will definitely enjoy this spicy rasam.This is my second entry to Kalyani's Magic Mingle.

1/4cup Split moongdal (cooked and mashed)
1no Tomato (crushed)
2nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
Few curryleaves
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1no Dry red chilly
1tbsp Lemon juice
1tsp Ghee

To grind:
1tbsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
2tbsp Coriander seeds
2nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Channadal

Dry roast all the spices given under list 'to grind' for few minutes and grind as fine paste with enough water.

Meanwhile take the cooked dal,crushed tomatoes,grounded paste,crushed garlic cloves and salt in a bowl, add enough water and keep aside.

Heat ghee, let splutters the mustard seeds,cumin seeds and add the slit opened green chillies,curry leaves, dry red chilly, asafoetida powder and fry for few minutes.

Now add the already prepared dal-grounded paste mixture to the tempered spices and cook until the rasam starts bubbling, finally add the lemon juice and put off the stove.

Serve hot.


  1. Never made rasam with moong dal... looks so inviting... my son loves rasam so much...

  2. Comfort food,love peppery flavored rasam..

  3. i want to try this soup :)

  4. mouthwatering rasam... will try with moong daal...

  5. i love all kind of rasam.. this one is best..

  6. New kind of rasam. Like the pepper-lime-tomato combo and that too with moong dal

  7. thats new making rasam with moong dal....really yum

  8. looks so amazing...can't wait to try..

  9. moongdal rasam sounds interesting, very creative Priya...can't wait to try it out...
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  10. Flavorful rasam but never tried with moong dal.

  11. Never made rasam with Moong dal. Got to try it !! Looks delicious.

  12. interesting recipe... looks delicious...

  13. Rasam looks wonderful and tasty.

  14. You have been cooking a lot, amazing energy :-). Love the piping pepper rasam on a rainy day.

  15. Oops..I am virtually drooling for this rasam..Torture.

  16. rasam with moong dal? interesting..yum

  17. wonderful and delicious rasam!

  18. yummy bowl, Priya ! I make this with powdered Moong dal powder and without garlic !

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  19. Tempting indeed...mouthwatering dish

  20. This is my favourite one, love it very much just for the flavour

  21. very flavorful perfect for a wintry day!


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