Coconut Milk Rasam, one of my favourite rasam. Whenever I feel bored of the traditional paruppu rasam, I just do the slight variation and change it to coconut milk rasam. The flavour of coconut milk cooked with tomato and tempered with ghee is a divine taste. Any stir-fry vegetable poriyal is a perfect combination for this yummy rasam!

Coconut Milk Rasam
Coconut Milk Rasam 

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 30mins

Coconut Milk Rasam
Coconut Milk Rasam 


Tamarind1 small lemon size
SaltTo Taste
Chopped Coriander Leaves1 tablespoon
Coconut Milk*1 1/2 cups*
Rasam Powder1 teaspoon

* I have used readymade coconut milk available in the market.
**1 cup = 250 ml

For Grinding:
Ghee1 teaspoon
Coriander Seeds2 teaspoon
Thur dal1 teaspoon
Pepper1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Ghee1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Curry Leaves1 tablespoon
Hinga pinch

Coconut Milk Rasam
Coconut Milk Rasam 

  1. Soak tamarind in water and extract the juice and keep it aside

  2. Heat ghee in a pan and fry the grinding ingredients except cumin seeds. Once the dal turns golden brown color, take out all the fried ingredients allow them to cool off. Add it to the mixer along with cumin seeds and grind it to a fine and smooth powder

  3. Heat ghee in pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add cumin seeds and fry for 20 seconds. Add curry leaves and hing and stir well. Add chopped tomatoes and saute the tomatoes for a minute

  4. Add the tamarind extract, salt and rasam powder and boil it till the raw smell goes off. 

  5. I have already ground 1/2 coconut and extracted the coconut milk. We can also use store bought coconut milk. Once the tamarind smell and raw rasam powder smell goes off, add coconut milk and stir well

  6. Finally add ground powder and when the froth starts to form, garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame

  7. Serve the yummy Coconut milk rasam with hot steaming rice.
  8. Coconut Milk Rasam
    Coconut Milk Rasam 

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  1. You reminded me of all the rasams my mother made-thank you