Chettinadu Pepper Rasam

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Chettinadu Pepper Rasam

Enjoy homemade Chettinad Cuisine with these spicy and mouth watering chettinad recipes.Try them out to spice up your cooking!

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :5 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 15 Min


Serves : 5
  • 1 cups toor dal cooked

  • 1 nos tamarind lemon sized ball

  • 1 nos tomato chopped

  • 1 tbsp to grind:pepper

  • 2 tsp jeera

  • 6-7 nos garlic cloves

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 3 nos red chilli

  • 1 pinch hing

  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped roughly

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 1 pinch salt to taste

  • 1 tsp oil


  • Mash the cooked dal well and add 2 cup water
  • Grind the pepper corns and cumin seeds together and add garlic and grind well
  • Soak tamarind in half cup water and take thick pulp out of it
  • Add the tamarind paste to the dal(Add water if its too thick)
  • Add the sliced tomato to the dal mixture and smash it with a spoon
  • Heat a pan and add oil
  • When hot add mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaes
  • Then add this to the dal- tamarind- tomato mixture
  • Then add the garlic-pepper-cumin mixture to the dal
  • Mix well
  • Add asafetida powder and salt and bring to a boil
  • Stir well
  • Reduce heat and cook till its done
  • Once its cooked add chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Sieve the rasam before serving (Optional)