Arachu-vitta Rasam / அரச்சுவிட்ட ரசம்

Recipe Categories: Indian

This is a special Rasam, which you don’t come across very often. Thanks to my Mom, who taught me the recipe.

Arachu vitta Rasam / அரச்சுவிட்ட ரசம்



  • Tamarind Extract – 1.5 cup
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Tomato (Medium) – 1 no
  • Salt – to taste
  • Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Ghee – 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustered seeds – 1 tsp
  • Crushed Pepper and cumin seeds – ½ tsp


  • Toor dal – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Red chili – 2 nos [or] to taste
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  • Soak the toor dal for half an hour. And grind it with cumin seeds, red chili and curry leaves to a smooth paste. This step is what differentiates this Rasam  from a regular Rasam.
  • Take a vessel and add tamarind extract, chopped tomato, turmeric powder,hing and salt. Boil until the raw smell is gone.
  • Add the ground paste and 1.5 cup of water into it. Mix it well. Let it boil until foam comes. Cook it in the medium flame. Garnish it with few coriander leaves.
  • For seasoning: Take a kadai and heat the ghee, add mustered seeds. When it splutters, add crushed cumin and pepper and have a quick mix. Pour it in to the Rasam.
  • Serve it hot with Rice and Pappad/Veg-curry.

There are 9 Comments

  1. Posted by shyamala Reply

    definitely mouth watering rasam indeed favorite of my sons !mmm good u prepare such dishes !keep going!!!

  2. Posted by shyamala Reply

    definitely mouth watering rasam indeed favorite of my sons !mmm good u prepare such dishes !keep going!

  3. Posted by P Venkateswaran Reply

    Good Receipe. Please keep on suggesting these type of vegetraian items

  4. Posted by Anand Narasimhan Reply

    hai kalakara po, this rasam is our favourite dish, amma always prepare this in home, u done it superb (pakkum bothe sapitanum pola iruku) u r preparing good dishes and also healthy one. keep going


  5. Posted by Suvayo Suvai Reply

    Thanks for all your comments and points noted.

  6. Posted by rajasekheren Reply


    • Posted by kalavathi Reply

      My amma will do this and 14 kinds of Rasam.
      It is very tasty.Manamum ruchium super.
      padikkum podhe naakkil etchil urugiradhu.
      Thinnu kettaan enbhadhu sariyana praverb.
      Thank u .Bye.

  7. Posted by Geetha Gopal Reply

    HI Madhu,
    Your Arachu vitta rasam is super, I became a follower of your website. I too take great interest in cooking and invent my own style of cooking. You can also visit my blog at wherein I have posted some recipes. Let me have your valuble comments and suggestions.

  8. Posted by n.krishnamurthy Reply

    dear sir, it is arachu vittarasam receipe is wonderful and time and material saving rasam .
    less ingredience and easy to cook and specially ghee thalippu is very nice thing i f it is ghee we have to use in some what hot condition
    if it is cooled down in room temperature
    some time it will not fresh
    sorry about my comment. nice thing
    thanking you, yours

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