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Easy Puli Rasam

Puli Rasam

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 yellow lemon sized tamarind pulp
  • ¼ cup cooked split yellow peas toor dhal / tuvaram paruppu
  • 1 tsp asafoetida
  • 5 garlic crushed, with skin
  • ¼ cup rasam powder
  • ¼ cilantro finely chopped
  • salt to taste

For Rasam Powder (Dry roast ingredients separately and cool and grind together)

  • ¼ cup black pepper corns
  • ¼ cup coriander seeds
  • ¼ cup cumin seeds
  • 3-4 dry red chillies
  • ¼ raw yellow split peas


  • Soak tamarind in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Remove and discard any seed. Squeeze the tamarind pulp in water to extract all its goodness.
  • Add mashed, cooked yellow split peas/ toor dhal/ tuvaram paruppu, asafoetida, crushed garlic, rasam powder, cilantro. Bring it to a rolling boil. Add salt to taste. Serve hot with rice and any vegetable poriyal / curry.
Keyword Puli Rasam
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