Water Melon Rasam

Water Melon Rasam


  • Water Melon – 1 big piece
  • Tamarind – Big Gooseberry size
  • Cooked thuvar dal – 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – 2 pinches

Ingredients - To fry and grind

  • Red Chillies – 2
  • Coriander seeds (Daniya) – 1 tablespoon
  • Thuvar dal – 1 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Jeeragam (Cumin) – 1 teaspoon
  • For seasoning:
  • Ghee or oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Jeeragam (Cumin) – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida Powder – 2 pinches
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Lemon Juice – few drops
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Remove the outer skin and seeds from water melon.  Cut it into big pieces and grind it to a fine puree.  We need 2 cups of watermelon juice.
  2. Soak tamarind in water and extract the juice.  Take one cup tamarind water and keep aside.
  3. Add enough water to the cooked thuvar dal and make it to 1 cup dal water.
  4. In a teaspoon of oil fry red chillies, coriander seeds, thuvar dal, peeper and jeeragam.  Cool it and grind it to a coarse powder.
  5. Put the tamarind water in a vessel.  Add turmeric powder and salt.  Bring to boil.
  6. When it starts boiling, add water melon juice and again allow to boil.
  7. Then add thuvar dal water.  When it starts boiling, add the coarsely ground powder and stir well.
  8. Season it with mustard, jeeragam and curry leaves.
  9. Remove from stove.
  10. Add few drops of lemon juice.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves and few pieces of water melon.

This water melon rasam is slightly sweet and sour. Some people also have it as a Soup.

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