Thursday, July 19, 2012

Broccoli Rasam

Broccoli Florets - 1/4 cup
Tomato - 1 medium, chopped
Tamarind Paste - 1 tbspn
Coconut - 2 tbspns
Green Chilies - 3-4 (adjust according to spiciness)
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Tuvar dal - 1/4 cup, cooked and mashed
Salt - according to taste
Cilantro - 1 tbspn, for garnishing

To temper;
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp

Add the broccoli florets, chopped tomatoes, tamarind paste, turmeric powder and salt to 4 cups of water.
Let the mixture boils till broccoli florets are cooked. Now, grind the coconut and green chilies along with a tbspn of cooked broccoli and tomato mixture to a smooth paste. Keep it separate.
Now add the mashed dal to the mixture. Let it simmer for 1-2 minutes. Follow it up by adding the grounded paste. Add 1/4 cup of water to the rasam. When it becomes light frothy switch off the stove.
In a pan, add ghee. Once it is warm add mustard seeds. As it splutters, add it to the rasam.
Now add the lemon juice and garnish with cilantro.

Recipe adapted from


  1. Interesting rasam recipe with broccoli.. yummy

  2. Interesting recipe..nice clicks

  3. It was awesome I made it 4 times..... today I came here to check the recipe again am making it today.... Thanks Chitra!!!!