BM #110 Week 2 Day 2 - 

Today's recipe has become a recent favorite at home since my friend's mom gave us some of the Horsegram Rasam Powder. But once the powder ran out, I got lazy to make it and so we are back to the the regular Tomato Rasam. My family and friends love both the versions of Rasam.

This one is especially useful if anyone in your family has been diagnosed with kidney stones. My MIL vouches for this fact as she has tried and tested the use of horsegram in taking care of the kidney stones over a few decades.

The above picture features Horsegram Rasam, Beetroot Sabji, Plain Dal, Doodhi-Tomato Pachadi, Rice, Buttermilk and Ariselu(Adhirasam) 

Recipe Source Friend's mom
Ingredients - 

Tomato Cubed 1 cupSalt and Turmeric as needed
Sugar/Jaggery 2 tsp (or as per taste)
Horsegram Rasam Powder 2 tsp
Tamarind juice 1 Tbsp (or as per taste)
Water about 4 cups
Coriander leaves for garnish
Seasoning (Ghee 1 tsp, Jeera/Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves a few, Hing 1/8 tsp)

Method Of Preparation -

Boil Tomatoes in about a cup of water and set aside. There are two ways of proceeding next.
1. De-skin the tomatoes and grind the tomatoes. 2. Grind the tomatoes and leaving some as is.

In a heated saucepan, add ghee and the rest of the ingredients. After the cumin seeds pop, add the tomato paste. [Another method would be to saute the tomatoes in the seasoning until they are mushy and proceed as below.]

Add about 4 cups of water and turmeric, salt, horsegram rasam powder, sugar/jaggery, tamarind juice and bring the rasam to a boil.

Reduce the flame and let the flavors blend in for about 3-4 min and garnish with coriander leaves. Cover with a lid until ready to serve.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Makes 4-5 cups
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, March 11, 2020


  1. Pavani Says:
  2. This is such a timely recipe Harini. My husband was recently diagnosed with kidney stone and I am definitely going to try this recipe for him. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. I remember bookmarking your horsegram rasam powder post and this rasam seems like a flavorful one.

  5. Rafeeda AR Says:
  6. I love rasam and a rasam with horesegram powder surely sounds very interesting and flavorufl...

  7. Srivalli Says:
  8. Ulaval Charu is our favorite one and all of us enjoy it so much. This recipe sounds very inviting..

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