This afternoon,I was lazily browsing through FB on my mobile when it threw up a memory from 2016[ the picture of which is at the end of the post]. And that’s when I remembered that I had not posted the recipe of the rasam which was in that click 2 years back!!!

I felt so nostalgic when I saw the pic and was surprised how much I had cooked that day apart from the lunch spread!

This recipe is from Jeyashri’s Kitchen. I still remember how delicious is tasted with steamed rice and a dollop of ghee! That FB memory also reminded me that I have not made this in a long,long time!

This rasam is an Iyengar style dish and it does not use the regular rasam  powder or the mandatory tamarind!

The recipe uses ground spices but does not taste like Jeeraga Milagu rasam either. Kalyana rasam recipe is a must try if you really love to have rasam with your everyday meal!

 Adapted from Jeyasri’s Kitchen

Here is how to prepare Iyengar style Kalyana rasam recipe:

I used:

Tomatoes-3, ripe
Toor dal-1/8 cup,cooked
Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida powder- a pinch
Turmeric powder- a large pinch
Curry leaves- a few
Coriander leaves- a few sprigs
Salt to taste
Ghee-1 teaspoon

For the spice mix :

Toor dal-1 tablespoon
Black peppercorns-1 teaspoon
Cumin-1/2 teaspoon
Red chilies-3 [adjust to taste]
Oil-1/2 teaspoon

  1. Roast the ingredients mentioned under spice mix with a little oil.Cool and grind to a fine paste adding a little water.
  2. Puree 2 tomatoes and chop the other tomato and keep aside.
  3. In a vessel take the tomato puree, ground paste, asafoetida, turmeric powder,salt and mix well.Bring the rasam to a boil.
  4. Mash and dilute the cooked toor dal with 1/2 cup of water and add to the rasam mix.
  5. Cook on low flame and when the rasam turns frothy, add the chopped tomato and switch off the heat. The tomatoes will get cooked in the remaining heat.
  6. Heat ghee in a small pan and add mustard and cumin seeds.
  7. When they splutter, add curry leaves and pour into the rasam
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice.
So, this is the pic that popped up on FM=B memories – Rice with Murungai keerai sambar,kalyana rasam,vazakkai porriyal, peas pulao, appalam and buttermilk…


I don’t think I have posted the other 2 recipes that are on this pic. Will dig them up and post them in the coming days….

23 thoughts on “Kalyana Rasam Recipe”

  1. Such a flavourful rasam. Recently, I had rasam at a friend’s place and the process she told me is similar to the one you have mentioned here. Homemade rasam spice mix makes a lot of difference in the taste.

  2. I love rasam it is perfect to enjoy with hot steaming rice especially when you want a light healthy lunch. I used to visit your blog from many year ago, its great to reconnect again.

  3. The ideal way to live a long happy and cold free life for any south indian is Rasam. Elixir of life as I call it! haha.. Cures everything or rather we feel that it cures everything. Lipsmacking Rasam though I dont eat rasam sadam in the banana leaf as it spreads everywhere and runs around, I prefer eating all types of rasam at home where I can make all sorts of sounds sipping it gleefully from my plate / thaalam.

  4. My husband appreciates a good rasam and your recipe sounds like something we all would really enjoy. This will be great with some hot rice on a chilly day!!

  5. hahahha I feel after few years it must be difficult to remember what all posted and what else needs to be publish. Rasam looks mouthwatering.

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