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Beetroot Rasam

- Submitted by Dahlia on 6th May 2013

(Beetroot Soup)

Beetroot Rasam


  • Beetroot - 1
  • Toor Dal - 1/2 cup (Soak for half an hour)
  • Garlic - 4-6 cloves
  • Tamarind - Lemon sized soaked in water
  • Rasam Powder - 1 tsp

For Tempering

  • Oil/Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds -  1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 1 spring
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Dry Red Chilly - 1


  1. Wash the beetroot and peel the skin. Cut it into cubes.
  2. Cook the beetroot, garlic and the toor dal together with enough water till the dal is mashy. You could pressure cook for 2 whistles or cook it in the microwave.
  3. Mash the dal and beets together with a masher or with the back of a spoon. You can also pulse it in a blender or mixie.
  4. Heat oil or ghee in a kadai. Splutter the mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry red chilly and asafoetida.
  5. Add the tamarind juice, mashed beetroot and dal, rasam powder and salt. Add water to bring to your desired consistency.
  6. Bring it to a boil and switch off immediately. Garnish with cilantro (coriander leaves). Your beetroot rasam is ready to be Served with rice and papad.


  • You can use home made or store bought rasam powder. If you do not have rasam powder, just add 1/2 tsp of cumin powder, 1/2 tsp of pepper powder and 1/8 tsp of turmeric powder.

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Comments (9)

Person Ayesha   (August 21, 2014)
its a **** Recipe do not try its waste of time..... i have tried it the tasteless..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 25, 2014)
Hi Ayesha... This recipe has been tried and tested by many. They all have liked it. Do try it out once again. Make sure you add all the ingredients correctly. You can always adjust the ingredients to suit to your taste.

Please do use decent language while commenting!!
Person smruti   (July 23, 2013)
thanks its realy nice.......
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 24, 2013)
u r welcome.
Person raji   (May 11, 2013)
Hi Dahlia

thank you for the best wishes to Aish. Yes she wil be a good partner but is too busy with her school, classes, do not have breathing time for them. no choice have to work under pressure.
kindly let me know whether u can see the blog and any suggestions
Person raji   (May 9, 2013)
Hi Dahlia

i made it today and really very tasty. loved it. only change as usual instead of tamarind, i used amchur powder and a dash of lime juice.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 9, 2013)
Good good. Even i make rasam with just lemon juice. I love the taste.
Person raji   (May 8, 2013)
Hi Dahlia

nice one. shall try it when i make rice. by the way, have opened a blog viz. and posted on recipe on 5th May 2013. still have to work on that. not getting time as my daughter's schedule are very tight. (SSC) shall definitely share recipes with you too.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 9, 2013)
Awesome!! Congrats on starting your own blog. It will be a good hobby. I'm sure Aiswarya will be a good partner in maintaining it. All the best for her board preparations.

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