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Coconut Milk Rasam
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Coconut Milk Rasam | Thengai Pal Rasam

Coconut milk rasam, a delicious and unique 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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Rasam
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine, Indian Recipes, South Indian Recipes, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 45kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Mixer Grinder
  • Sauce Pan


  • 1 gooseberry size Tamarind
  • 1 no Tomato
  • tsp Salt Adjust as needed
  • cups Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp Rasam Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves For Garnishing

For Grinding

  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp Toor Dal (Pigeon pea)
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds

For Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Few Curry leaves
  • a Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)


  • Soak tamarind in water and extract the juice and keep it aside
  • 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
  • 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
  • Add the tamarind extract, salt and rasam powder and boil it till the raw smell goes off. 
  • 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
  • Finally add ground powder and when the froth starts to form, garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame
  • Serve the yummy Coconut milk rasam with hot steaming rice.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g