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Drumstick Rasam Recipe

Drumstick Rasam is a popular Indian Soups and Stews
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Family friendly Recipe
Course :
Soups and Stews Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1-2 - Drumsticks (tender and fleshy ones)
  • 1 - Tomato (quartered)
  • 1/4 cup - tur dal
  • 1 tsp - Tamarind paste or a lemon-sized ball of Tamarind
  • 1 tbsp - rasam powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Jeera seeds
  • 1-2 - Red Chillies (dried)
  • a pinch of Hing
  • a few Curry leaves
  • oil or Ghee for frying
  • a few Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • How to Make Drumstick Rasam:

    1. Pressure-cook the tur dal until it's soft (3-4 whistles).
    2. Soak the tamarind ball in 4 cups of water and strain the juice.
    3. Pour the juice in a vessel, add tomato, turmeric powder, rasam powder and salt.
    4. Keep the mixture on the gas at medium flame.
    5. Boil the drumsticks separately until they are well-cooked.
    6. Remove the insides of the drumsticks and put them in the tamarind water mixture.
    7. Bring the whole mixture to a boil.
    8. Add the tur dal and boil on medium flame for 5-6 minutes.
    9. Season with mustard seeds, jeera, hing, red chillies, curry leaves and ghee (or oil).
    10. Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice.
    11. Serve hot with rice.


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