Rasam sadham

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Here’s another one of my favorite comfort food. Perfect on a rainy day, even better when you have sick people at home. It is soothing and comforting, now even easier to make in the IP – One pot rasam sadham / rasam rice recipe with freshly ground spices. All you need is some veggies or papad to go with it for a fulfilling meal. This is also something that I make quite often for my toddler daughter and she loves to eat this for lunch. I finish the meal with some pan roasted veggies for the little one 🙂

Serves – 3 to 4 people


  • 11/2 cup rice
  • 1 tbsp size tamarind soaked in 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tomatoes pureed or finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns
  • 11/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 to 3 red chilly (use less if you want it less spicy)
  • 1 garlic pod
  • 11/2 tbsp toor dal
  • salt as needed
  • 31/2 cups water

To temper:

  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 pinches asafoetida
  • 11/2 tsp oil (Use ghee if not vegan)


Soak the coriander seeds, cumin, toor dal and red chilly for 15 to 20 minutes. Grind these soaked ingredients (coriander seeds, cumin, red chilly, toor dal) along with curry leaves, turmeric, garlic pods, pepper and tomatoes to a smooth puree.

Warm up the tamarind (soaked in water) and extract the juice from it.

Add the rice, pureed tomato- spice mixture, tamarind extract, asafoetida, salt, chopped coriander leaves, 31/2 cups water to the Instant pot and cook in manual high pressure for 10 minutes. Natural pressure release. Dilute it with water as needed.

To temper, heat a small pan and add some oil to it. When it heats up add the ingredients mentioned to temper and let the mustard seeds splutter. Add it to the cooked rasam rice and mix well. Serve hot.


Can add extra pepper as needed and reduce the red chilly if you are sick. Pepper is very good for people suffering from cold/flu.

Can also grind a small piece for ginger along with garlic.

This entry was posted in INDIAN MAIN DISHES, Instant pot, Recipes, RICE VARIETIES, SOUTH INDIAN, TODDLER EATS, vegan and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Rasam sadham

  1. Lifted Dish says:

    Yum, this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!


  2. teatimechic says:

    Looks delicious! Thank you.


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