Pigeon Pea Soup/Toor Dal Rasam

There are varieties of Rasam. This is one of the popular soup or rasam in Karnataka which is called “Bele Thili Saru”. This can be had as hot soup or with rice. Rasam is very healthy, simple & easy to prepare.

  • Split Pigeon Pea/Toor Dal/Togari Bele: 1/4 cup
  • Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Pepper: 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind: 1 small lemon size
  • Turmeric: 2 pinch
  • Salt: to taste
  • Water: 2 1/4 cup
  • Coriander: 2 strings chopped for garnish

For Seasoning/Tadka:
  • Garlic:  7 cloves (crushed)
  • Mustard: 1/4 tsp
  • Oil: 2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves: 7
  • Red chilly: 3


Soak tamarind in a 1/4 cup of water for 15, extract the juice.
Pressure cook pigeon peas/ dal & turmeric with 2 cup water for 3 whistles. Remove dal from the cooker & mash.
Dry roast pepper & cumin seeds & powder it.
  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Splutter the mustard seeds.
  • Add curry leaves, garlic & red chilly fry for a minute.
  • Pour pressure cooked pigeon pea/dal into it.
  • Add water if required to make it watery.
  • Add pepper powder & cumin powder.
  • Add tamarind juice.
  • Bring it to boil & add salt.
  • Boil it for a minute.
  • Garnish with coriander.
  • Pigeon pea soup/toor dal rasam is ready to serve hot as soup or over rice.
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Simplyfood said...

Lovely and healthy rasam , perfect for winter .

Akila said...

lovely soup

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a comforting dal rasam..

Swathi said...

Soup looks delicious nice

Swathi said...

Delicious soup nice

Jaisy James said...

looks delicious

aipi said...

That sounds so comforting n delicious!

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Love2cook Malaysia said...

A new rasam dish for me...looks yummy! :D

mamtc said...

Looks yummy. love the color.

Nitha said...

yummy soup...

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Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Perfect for this weather in chennai. Would love to have it

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