Drumstick Rasam

Recipe by
Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Take a look at more Soups-Stews Recipes. You may also want to try Curried Carrot and Apple Soup, Healthy Spinach Soup, Easy Chicken Noodle Soup, Festive Yakhni Shorba

Rate This Recipe


  • 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

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