Pacha Manga Rasam / Raw Mango Rasam


1 medium raw mango / pacha manga
1/4 cup toor dal
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp pepper corns
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 inch ginger, chopped
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 dry red chilli
1 sprig curry leaves
a big pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste
2 tsp oil


  1. Peel the mango and chop into small pieces.
  2. Grind together pepper corns, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and ginger to a coarse powder without adding water.
  3. In a pressure cooker, add toor dal and cook it adding a cup of water till soft.
  4. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and mash well the cooked dal until mushy using a masher / ladle.
  5. Then add 3 cups of water and when it starts to boil, add the chopped mango pieces, turmeric powder and salt.
  6. Cook the mangoes till soft and mash some mango pieces with ladle. Adjust the salt.
  7. Add the ground masala powder and allow the rasam to just become frothy in low to medium flame and switch off the flame.
  8. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add broken dry red chilli and curry leaves and fry.
  9. Switch off the flame and add asafoetida powder in this hot oil.
  10. Add this seasoning to the rasam and mix well…Serve with rice….

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