Parippu Rasam


1/2 cup toor dal / thuvara parippu
3 tomatoes, chopped
4 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin seeds
5-6 dry red chillies
1 tsp pepper corns
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
2 shallots, sliced
2 green chillies
1/4 cup coriander leaves
2 sprigs curry leaves
lemon sized tamarind
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
salt to taste
1 – 1 1/2  tbsp oil


  1. Crush together cumin seeds, 3-4 dry red chillies, pepper corns, coriander seeds and garlic cloves and keep it aside.
  2. Soak a lemon sized tamarind in 1 cup of water and extract its juice.
  3. To this tamarind water, add chopped tomatoes, crushed spices, coriander leaves and curry leaves and mix well and keep it aside.
  4. Cook toor dal adding water and salt, mash it using 1/2 cup of water and keep it aside.
  5. Heat oil in a pan / manchatti and splutter mustard seeds and urad dal.
  6. Add 2 dry red chillies, chopped green chillies, shallots and saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Add asafoetida powder and mix well.
  8. Then add cooked dal and mix well. Once it starts to boil, add tamarind mixture and mix well.
  9. Add turmeric powder and salt to taste. Then cook on medium flame for 5 minutes till a frothy layer appear on top.
  10. Switch off the flame and garnish with 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and close the pan for few minutes. Serve with rice…..

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