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HorseGram Rasam

By: Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Tasty rasam made from Horsegram lentils

Filed in Dals and Soups

Serves 2 people

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Its so yummy you just can't stop eating.


  • 2 cups HorseGram lentil
  • 1 tsp vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 3-4 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Methi seeds (Fenugreek)
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Coconut
  • 1 small Onion
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 2 tsp Jaggery
For Tadka:
  • 2-3 tsp Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 3-4 Curry leaves
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic (finely chopped) (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro (Coriander leaves) (optional)


  1. Soak Horsegram in water for 24 hrs. Strain, pat dry with a cloth & put it in a box. Allow it to sprout a little.
  2. Dry roast Cumin seeds, Coriander seeds, Red chillies, Methi seeds, Curry leaves, Coconut & Onion for 3-4 mins. Allow to cool.
  3. Pressure cook the sprouts with 8 cups of water along with Oil, Turmeric & little Salt. Cook for 7-8 whistles. Lentils should be mushy.
  4. Remove from Cooker. In an open pan, pour the cooked lentiles along with the water & boil for 3-4 mins.
  5. Grind the dry roasted ingredients along with 1/4 cup of boiled lentiles & little water to a fine paste.
  6. Add Tamarind pulp, Jaggery, Salt & ground paste to the boiling lentils. Boil for 3-4 mins.
  7. Add Tadka & Cilantro on top. Mix well. Cover for 5 mins. Serve hot with steamed Rice.

Latest Comments

By Mayask on 5/31/2011 8:50:00 AM

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