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Yellow Lentil Soup (Rasam)

Indian name: Rasam
Ayurvedic Properties:
Taste: Madhura (sweet) and
amla (sour)
Quality: Laghu (light)
Potency: Ushna (hot)
Post-digestive effect: Madhura (sweet)

Medicinal Properties of Mint:

Dosha Analysis:
The recipe pacifies kapha dosha and pitta dosha, but may increase vata dosha. Therefore, it has been flavored with a variety of spices that help to alleviate vata.


  • Yellow lentils (tuar dal)
  • Tamarind water
  • Ginger-garlic paste
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Turmeric powder
  • Black pepper powder
  • Red chilly powder
  • Curry leaves, chopped
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt

1 cup
1/2 cup
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/2 tbsp
3 tbsp
2 tbsp
according to taste



  • Steam the drumsticks in a pressure cooker and scoop out the pulp. Keep aside.
  • Cook the daal with tomato in the pressure cooker. Tie the cumin and pepper mixture in a muslin bag and put it in the daal while cooking.
  • Cool the mixture and discard the spice bag.
  • Blend it with the drumstick pulp in a mixer.
  • Strain or pass through a sieve and dilute with water. Serve hot.