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Rasam (Pappu Charu) / Cooking at home with Pedatha / South Beach Diet Phase 1 Recipe

Rasam Pappu Charu Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4


  • 5 - 6 Cups Water
  • ¼ cup split red gram
  • 2 large tomatoes quartered
  • 3 - 4 tbso Charu Podi
  • 1 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 10 - 12 Curry Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves / cilantro chopped
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • Salt

The Tempering

  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds


  • Pressure cook the red gram in 1 cup of water. Churn and set aside.
  • In a deep vessel, heat 1 teaspoon of ghee for tempering. Pop the mustard seeds. Then add the fenugreek seeds. Lower the flame to avoid burning.
  • Add tomatoes, tamarind pulp, charu podi, salt and 5 cups of water. Bring it to a boil.
  • Mash the tomatoes with a ladle and add the cooked gram. Allow to boil for 5 minutes.
  • Just before switching off the flame , add asafoetida, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  • Finally, pour in the remaining ghee.


1. I enjoy a bowl of this soup in phase 1 of South Beach Diet. This soup can be eaten during phase 2 and 3 too.
2. The peppercorns and coriander seeds in the rasam powder is good for your body as it helps to releive your sinuses and other stomach problems. This hot South Indian soup is so good for you.
3. The ghee helps to lower your body heat. But when on a weightloss regime, use in minimum quantity.
Keyword Rasam
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