Pictured – Raw banana dry curry, Stir fried beetroot and coconut rasam
Coconut rasam / Thenga paalrasam is a combination of dal, Jaggery, tamarind juice and Coconut milk. Coconut milk makes this rasam slightly sweet and tamarind lends it a sour taste. Spices powder is used to make it flavorful.
Toor dal/Sambar dal – 1/4 cup
Tomato, chopped – 1 big
Tamarind – a gooseberry size
Water -1 1/ 2 cups or as needed
Thick coconut milk-1/2 cup
Jaggery – 1 tbsp
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Coriander leaves, chopped – 1/2 cup
Coconut oil -1 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida powder- 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies- 2 nos
Soak tamarind in 1 1/2 cups of water and keep aside. Later squeeze the tamarind to get the tamarind water.
Pressure cook dal with required water and salt until 3- 4 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies , curry leaves and asafotedia powder. Add tomato pieces and stir well . Now add tamarind water, coriander powder, chilli powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder , Jaggery ,salt ,curry leaves and cooked dal . Mix well and boil for 2- 3 minutes. At last add thick coconut milk, coriander leaves and stir well . switch off the stove . serve hot.
28 thoughts on “Coconut milk rasam / Thenga pal Rasam”
Never heard about it..still it looks like authentic rasam only..superb!!
Looks so flavorful and delish!
Exotic and delicious!
Thanks dear Angie
Sounds super yummy, will surely try this.
Thanks a lot Suja
OMG!!! Would have never thought about this combo. Given that how much I love rasam, this is a must to try wonderful… waiting for your other sadya recipes.
Never heard of coconut milk rasam, will pin this up to try…
Look delicious Beena 🙂 🙂
Love the flavor from coconut milk, rasam looks superb..
Coconut rasam adipoli need to try it.
Thanks dear Swathi
Wow… coconut rasam sounds new and interesting.. would love to try 🙂
Thanks dear ranjani
Never heard of coconut rasam…interesting recipe
Love the combination, dear! Is this a soup? Looks like tom yum! xoxo
This rasam looks absolutely delicius and so full of perfect flavors.
I have tasted the appetizing resam in the shop we used to have our Sunday lunch.
Thanks dear Nancy
Looks real yummy, dear! xoxo