Paruppu rasam

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Paruppu rasam is a simple and flavorful rasam made with red gram / Toor dhal as main ingredient. This is one among the popular recipes from Tamil Nadu.

Paruppu rasam


      • 1/4 cup – Red gram / Toor dhal / Thuvaram paruppu
      • 1 no – Tomato (chopped finely)
      • 1 no – Tamarind (gooseberry size)
      • 4 nos – Garlic (crushed)
      • 1 no – Green chillies (crushed)
      • 2 pinches – Turmeric powder
      • 2 pinches – Sugar
      • Coriander leaves for garnishing
      • Salt as needed

For powder:

      • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Peppercorns
      • 1/2 tsp – Coriander seeds


      • 1 tsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 2 pinches – Fenugreek seeds
      • 1 or 2 nos – Dry red chillies
      • 4 or 5 nos – Curry leaves
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida

Paruppu rasam process

Paruppu rasam collage

Preparation method:

  1. Dry grind items given for grinding to a coarse powder. Soak tamarind and squeeze out the pulp. Pressure cook red gram until massy. Set everything aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given for seasonings. Add tomato, crushed garlic and green chilli, saute for few minutes.
  3. Then add tamarind juice along with turmeric powder, ground powder and required salt, cook for few mins.
  4. Now add cooked dhal, required water and sugar, mix well and bring it to boil. when it just starts to boiling and becomes frothy,transfer to the serving bowl and sprinkle coriander leaves, close it immediately.
  5. Paruppu rasam is ready serve hot with white rice and appalam.

Paruppu rasam


  • You can also add 1/4 tsp red chilli powder in this recipe.



  1. one of my fav rasam.. whenever mom prepares sambar, she used to keep some dal water for rasam too.. love it :)

  2. love this rasam.. very tasty one..

  3. very nice n appetizing... I too love paruppu rasam very much...


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