Spicy Coconut Soup (Mysore Rasam)

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Spicy Coconut Soup (Mysore Rasam)

A spicy vegetarian / vegan soup, flavoured with tamarind and coconut.

Course Indian Soup
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting 5 minutes


Spice Blend –

Ingredients –

  • ½ cup Toor Dal cooked & mashed
  • 1 tsp Lemon
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coconut
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Jaggery


  1. Method –

    • In a pan, heat the ghee over a medium flame. Add in all the spices, and carefully roast for 3 minutes. Add in the grated coconut and simmer for another minute before removing from the heat. Once cooled, grind into a powder.

    • In a larger pan, add the tamarind, lemon juice, mashed tur dal, chopped tomato and the spice mixture - bring to a boil. Boil for a minute then reduce to a low flame. Cook at this temperature for 10 minutes. Take from the heat and finally add in the jaggery and cover with a lid.

    • Let the soup rest for 5 minutes before serving, or until the soup has come together.

    • Serve with steamed rice.

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