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Kalyana Rasam
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Kalyana Rasam | Iyengar Kalyana Rasam

Kalyana Rasam is a traditional rasam made in the weddings. It is so flavourful and a specila handpound spice mix is added to the rasam.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: TamilNadu
Servings: 4
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


To Roast and Grind:

  • Toor Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Dry Red chilli - 2
  • Whole Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Coconut – 2 tsp

Other Ingredients:

  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Tomato - 2
  • Cooked Dal – 2 tbsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder a pinch
  • Hing – ¼ tsp


  • In a pan dry roast Toor Dal, Dry Red Chilli, Whole pepper and cumin Seeds till they turn golden brown .Cool down and grind them to a fine powder along with coconut by adding little water and set aside.
  • In a pan heat ghee to this add Mustard Seeds, Hing let them splutter now add ½ tomato and cook till mushy.
  • Puree the remaining 1 ½ tomato and add along with a cup of water. Next add in the ground powder, turmeric powder and Salt. Mix well and cook till the raw smell leaves.
  • When it is about to boil add in the cooked dal and mix well .When it comes to a rolling boil switch off and garnish with coriander leaves.


· Tastes good when served Steamed Rice and Potato fry.
Keyword Iyengar Kalyana Rasam, Kalyana Rasam
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