Drumstick Rasam recipe – Easy tamil lunch recipes

        I have seen this drumstick rasam in several blogs , though it was never made at our place. After all the festivities, what we needed in the end was a simple comforting food. Thats when I though of making this finally. I followed the recipe in Meenakshi ammals cookcook, a book which has been with me for years, yet I had failed to notice this recipe. The recipe is quite similar to mysore rasam.

It was quite delicious and we enjoyed it with some hot rice and potato curry.

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side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Cook the dal in pressure cooker till soft.
  2. Soak the tamarind in two glasses of warm water. Squeeze the pulp and discard the rest.(you can filter out the waste with a sieve.)
  3. Chop the tomatoes to small pieces.
  4. Heat oil in a pan.
  5. Add coriander seeds,channa dal and dried red chillies.
  6. Saute till it turns golden brown.
  7. Cool it a little.
  8. Add half of the chopped tomatoes to the roasted mixture.
  9. Grind it to a smooth paste.
  10. Chop them to small pieces of about 3 inches each.
  11. Heat a pan. Add the tamarind water.
  12. Add the drumsticks and the reserved tomatoes.
  13. Add more water if necessary and allow the drumsticks to cook till soft.
  14. Add the ground paste along with asafoetida and rasam powder if adding.
  15. Add the cooked dal along with the water in it.
  16. Add the coriander leaves.
  17. Boil well for around 5-7 minutes.
  18. Add the jaggery and cook for 3-4 minutes.
For tempering, melt the ghee.
  1. Add mustard seeds.
  2. When it crackles, add jeera and curry leaves.
  3. Pour the seasoning into the rasam.
  4. Mix well.
Recipe Notes

Serve hot with rice and some chutney or curry.

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  1. Wow. I have never seen drumstick rasam. Looks so good.Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mrs.Mano Saminathan

    Spicy and delicious Rasam! Looks tempting!!

  3. With jaggery and drumstick, rasam should be a great to taste. like pics a lot sowmya!

  4. Hamaree Rasoi

    Simple to prepare and colorful looking rasam.Deepa

  5. srikars kitchen

    Drumstick rasam looks yummy & thanks for sharing..


    I have not tasted but have hear a lot about this. Looks delicious

  7. Sangeetha Priya

    interesting and very comforting rasam, love the clicks!!!


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