My Homemade Indian Lentil Soup Recipe (Rasam)!

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Hey everyone!

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend and gosh, can’t believe it’s already mid-Jan! I’ve actually started my spring semester of grad school! It’s been a bit hectic so will be posting prob once a week here on WP but will try to catch up with reading your posts ❤

Today’s post will be a recipe post in which I would like to share my fave and secret Indian recipe of mine which is Homemeade Lentil Soup. In South India, we call this type of soup Rasam and have been eating it since I was a kid. It’s my favorite dish esp during the winter season so that I can have a delicious and hot cup of soup on cold winter day 🙂 Everyone calls me the Rasam girl since I have this like everyday of my life lol!

My mom taught me how to cook this amazing soup but I gave it my own spicy (dw, not too spicy) twists to the recipe haha! I’ve been cooking this all on my own for the past 3 years and all of my friends and relatives have said that they love my cooking so would love to share this with you all ❤

This recipe sounds difficult but once you do it the first time, it’s def a piece of cake. You can drink the soup as it is or you can mix it with white rice, and it actually tastes amazing! Trust me, it sounds nasty but it really does taste so delicious 🙂

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 or 1 Tomato
  2.  1 small piece of ginger
  3.  1 small piece of garlic
  4. 1 1/2 spoons of Tamarind Concentrate (which you can get in any Indian store)
  5. 1/2 cup of Lentils (Toor Daal from the Indian store)
  6. 2 1/2 teaspoons of Chilly Powder
  7. 1 1/2 tablespoon of Salt
  8. Cilantro
  9. Asofoetida

Preparation Time: 30 min

Difficulty Level:  Easy

Procedure:

Before making the actual soup, you have to have the daal or lentils prepared 1 hr ahead of time

Cooking the daal first:

  1. Take a small saucepan
  2. Add 1/2 cup of toor daal
  3. Add 1 cup of water
  4. Add 1/4 teaspoon of tumeric power
  5. Cook it in the pressure cooker and let it whistle twice
  6. Take it out after about 20 min

Cooking the Soup (Rasam) next (The ingredient measurements differ based on the quantity that is being made and the saucepan used): 

  1. First, use a medium sauce pan
  2.  Put 1 1/2 teaspoons of tamarind concentrate
  3. Add water until the half mark of the pan
  4.  Let it be boiling on the stove
  5. As it boils on the stove, add 2 1/2 spoons of chilly powder ( the chilly powder that I use is not spicy)
  6. Put 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  7. Cut and add 1/2 pieces of tomato (wash before you put them in)
  8. Cut and add 2 small pieces of ginger (wash before you put them in)
  9. If you would like, add a small piece of garlic at the same time
  10. Let it boil for about 15-20 min
  11. After 15 min, take the daal that you had cooked earlier, add about 1/2 cup of daal to the boiling rasam
  12. Then add water until the 3/4 mark of the sauce pan
  13. Garnish the soup with cilantro and asofotida for a delicious flavor
  14. Let it boil again for about 7 min and you’re done 🙂

 

I’m sure if you guys get the chance to try my recipe, you will all love it as much as I do! To those of you in the east coast, now that its winter, this is a great time to try this recipe at home 🙂 Hope you guys enjoyed this post ❤

What are some of your favorite foods? Would love it if you could all share your recipes with us all here on WP 🙂

Until next time,

xoxo

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31 Comments Add yours

  1. Alok Singhal says:

    I am sure I would love it, too…just that i avoid spicy foods 🙂

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Lol yeah I try to avoid spicy foods since I can’t eat them either but I created the recipe with the perfect amount of spice so its not that bad 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Rosinalee says:

    Lentil soup is so amazing! It’s really cool to read about another recipe as mine is quite different! x

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Thanks girl and yes, you should def try it! It’s just so tasty 🙂

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  3. I love lentil soup- looks good to me! 🙂

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Isn’t so delicious?! Thanks for stopping by Emma 🙂

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  4. Kelly MacKay says:

    I just made a lentil soup. I will have to try this recipe thanks

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Hi there! You should def try this and if you do get a chance to make this, lmk how it goes 🙂

      Like

  5. Ok – I love lentils and I love soup! The only thing I’m missing is the Daal but I have to make this at some point. It looks delicious and what an amazing photo! x

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Daal is basically the lentils so you just have to find a good Indian store near you and you will def get it, its called Toor Daal. I’m sure you will love it. Acutally, I wasn’t able to use my camera to take a pic of my soup. This pic is from Pinterest but the recipe is all mine 🙂

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  6. Swati Awana says:

    I love rasam. And I love the fact that it can be enjoyed with variety of Indian dishes☺☺☺

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      That’s awesome that you love rasam too! Always my fave and yes, def have to agree with you on that 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Swati Awana says:

        🙂🙂❤❤

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  7. Maggie says:

    This sounds so good, Maha!! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂 ❤ I hope you’re doing well!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Aw, thanks so much girl! Yes, I’m doing well 🙂 Hope you’re having a lovely week ❤

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  8. ayrgalaxy says:

    I haven’t had lentils in so long lol

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      lol you should def try this recipe! Delicious and not too spicy 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. ayrgalaxy says:

        I don’t think I’ve ever tried a spicy lentil recipe but it actually sounds good 😀

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  9. Megala says:

    Your photo making me feel hungry ! Love your version of rasam with ginger !!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Thank you Megala! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Sunaina Das says:

    Love rasam so much

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Haha yeah, its just amazing!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. thanks for sharing this delicious soup i will try it

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Sure, no prob and appreciate you stopping by!

      Like

  12. Sandhya says:

    Love rasam and your photo makes me want to have it now!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Actually that’s not my pic..wasn’t able to take a photo of mine lol but the recipe is all mine 🙂 Rasam is just amazing..could eat it all day!

      Like

  13. Lemon zest says:

    Hey congratulations! I’ve nominated you for The Mystery Blogger Award! I think your blog is really beautiful !
    You can find a link to the post here – https://lemonzest2402.wordpress.com/2018/03/22/mystery-blogger-award/

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Hey babe! Aw thank you so much for the nomination, will check it out soon ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Lemon zest says:

        Your welcome ! ❤️

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