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Kapha/Vata Balancing, Pitta in Moderation

Clear Dal Soup (Rasam)

Clear Dal Soup, also known as Rasam, is a dish firmly rooted in Ayurvedic cuisine. This recipe is easy to prepare even for beginners and goes wonderfully with rice or vegetable dishes of all kinds. This soup is a light, yet satisfying dish that can be eaten at both lunch and dinner.

Total Time
20 min
Simple Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 2 Servings

  • ¼ cup

    Cooked red lentils or Mung dal

  • 1 tsp

    Tamarind pulp

  • 1/4 tsp

    Black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp

    Cumin powder

  • 1/4 tsp

    Coriander powder

  • ¼ tsp

    Fenugreek seeds

  • 2 pinches


  • ¼ tsp

    Chilli powder

  • 2 cups


  • 1 tsp


  • 1 tsp


  • ¼ tsp

    Mustard seeds

  • 5

    Curry leaves

  • 1 tsp


Total Time

  • Cooking Time
    20 min


  1. Blend the cooked dal with ¼ of water

  2. Heat oil in a pot, add mustard seeds and wait for them to pop.

  3. Now add cumin, fenugreek, and curry leaves. Mix well and stir continuously so that the mixture does not get burned. Add the blended dal, turmeric powder, the other spices, the salt and and tamarind pulp. Cook for 2 min then add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Turn the flame off and add chopped coriander leaves.


Goes with rice and vegetable dishes or with rolls and wraps.

Goes Great with