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Paruppu Rasam



Paruppu Rasam is a traditional South IndianTamilian dish made with lentils, tamarind, and spices. It is a thin, soupy dish that is served as part of a meal or as a side dish. It is usually served with steamed rice and is a popular accompaniment to idli, dosa, and other South Indian dishes. The dish is made by boiling lentils with tamarind, turmeric, and other spices. The cooked lentils are then mashed and mixed with a tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves, and other spices. The dish is usually garnished with coriander leaves and served hot.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Toor Dal

1/2 cup

Turmeric Powder

1/2 teaspoon

Sambar Powder

1 teaspoon

Mustard Seeds

1 teaspoon

Cumin Seeds

1 teaspoon

Fenugreek Seeds

1 teaspoon

Green Chillies, chopped


Tamarind Paste

2 tablespoons

Coconut Oil

2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

Coriander Leaves, chopped

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Soak the toor dal in water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

When the seeds start to splutter, add the chopped green chillies and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 4:

Add the soaked toor dal, turmeric powder, sambar powder, and salt.

Step 5:

Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Step 6:

Simmer for 10 minutes or until the dal is cooked.

Step 7:

Add the tamarind paste and mix well.

Step 8:

Simmer for another 5 minutes.

Step 9:

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! 10858 users have chowed down on Paruppu Rasam a whopping 25509 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Paruppu Rasam, our users are head over heels in january, but the interest cools down in april.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Paruppu Rasam is the food of choice for greater-than35 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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