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Masala Rasam



Masala Rasam is a spicy and flavorful South Indian soup made with a combination of spices, tamarind, and lentils. It is a popular dish in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. The soup is made with a combination of spices such as cumin, coriander, black pepper, and red chili powder. Tamarind is added to give the soup a tangy flavor. Lentils are cooked in the soup to give it a thick consistency. The soup is usually garnished with fresh coriander leaves and a few drops of ghee. Eaten along with rice, its makes for the perfect comfort meal.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Toor Dal

1/2 cup

Turmeric Powder

1/2 teaspoon

Rasam Powder

1 teaspoon

Sambar Powder

1 teaspoon

Mustard Seeds

1 teaspoon

Cumin Seeds

1 teaspoon

Coriander Seeds

1 teaspoon

Fenugreek Seeds

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

Green Chillies


Tamarind Paste

2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

Coriander Leaves

2 tablespoons


2 cups



Step 1:

Soak the toor dal in water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida.

Step 3:

Add the green chillies and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 4:

Add the soaked toor dal and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add turmeric powder, rasam powder, sambar powder, tamarind paste, salt and jaggery.

Step 6:

Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Step 7:

Simmer for 10 minutes or until the dal is cooked.

Step 8:

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 10256 users have chowed down on Masala Rasam a whopping 19266 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Masala Rasam like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Masala Rasam, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in october.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Masala Rasam is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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