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Chettinad Rasam is an ideal lunch recipe served with rice and pappad. Learn how to make/prepare Chettinad Rasam by following this easy recipe.

Chettinad Rasam Recipe
Preparation Time
20 Minutes
Cooking Time
40 Minutes
3.6 / 10 ( 8 votes)
Recipe Type
Serves 4

• 1 cup Toor Dal
• 1 Tomato (diced)
• 1 Tamarind, marble sized
• 8 Garlic Cloves (crushed)
• 1 tsp Ginger (crushed)
• 2tsp Coriander (finely chopped)
• 1 tsp Methi Seeds
• 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
• 1 tsp Pepper
• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
• 3 tsp Saunf
• 4 Red Chilies
How to make Chettinad Rasam:
Soak tamarind in water and extract juice out of it.
Cook dal in pressure cooker till it is soft.
Take a pan and dry roast pepper, tsp cumin seeds, saunf, coriander seeds, red chilies, methi seeds and then grind it to make powder.
Take a saucepan and heat 2 tsp oil in it. When hot, put mustard seeds in it along with tsp cumin seeds.
When the seeds start to crackle, put 1 red chili and saute.
Now, put chopped tomatoes, tamarind juice, ginger, garlic, 1 cup of water, salt to taste and the prepared spice powder.
Cover it and let it cook till it starts emitting a special aroma of cooked masala.
Add cooked toor dal, cover it and let it boil for another 3 to 5 minutes.
Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice and pappad.

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