Simple Indian Recipes...
Delicious and healthy dishes that can be made even by first timers.


- Submitted by Raji Ramakrishnan on 30th Mar 2015

Preparation time:10 minutes

Cooking time:20-30 minutes

Serves: 2



  • Drumstick - 3-4 pieces
  • Red Pumpkin - 4-5 pieces
  • Brinjal - 4-5 pieces
  • Tamarind - small lemon sized ball (Alternatively can use amchur powder)
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery - A small piece
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste

For the Masala

  • Coconut (grated) - 2-3 tbsp
  • Red chili - 2 (increase the chilli according to your taste)
  • Fenugreek seeds - Less than 1/4 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp

For Tempering

  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 5-6
  • Curry leaves


  1. Extract the tamarind pulp.
  2. In a vessel, cook the vegetables with turmeric powder, salt with tamarind pulp.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai, fry the red chilli and fenugreek seeds.
  4. Grind it along with the coconut and keep aside.
  5. When the vegetables are cooked,  add the coconut paste, jaggery. 
  6. Bring it to a boil.
  7. Add beaten curd and immediately remove from gas.
  8. Temper with the items mentioned above.  Your rasakalan is ready.


  • Instead of drumstick, red pumpkin and brinjal, you can use some other vegetables as well.

Serving Suggestion

  • Rasakalan can be served with plain rice.

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 Published by on and last updated on 2015-03-30.