Ayurvedic Recipe · Gooseberry · Rasam · Recipe without Onion/ Garlic · Side Dish · Soups

Nellikkaai Rasam | Indian Gooseberry Lentil Soup

Nellikkaai Rasam
Nellikkaai Rasam

Serves: 2

Ingredients: (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Shredded Gooseberry/Amla – 2 tbsp
  • Boiled Toor Dhal(Yellow Pigeon peas) water – 1 cup
  • Boiled & Mashed Toor dhal – 2 tbsp
  • Ayurvedic Rasam Powder – 2 tsp (or to taste)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Cilantro – few sprigs (finely chopped)
  • Water – as needed to get rasam(thin soup) consistency
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 4-5
  • Salt – to taste

Get started:

  • In a pan, add toor dhal water, turmeric powder, shredded gooseberry, water (as needed), salt and let it boil in medium flame till froth appears on top.
  • Add rasam powder and let it boil in low flame for a minute.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. After the seeds splutter, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida and saute for 3-4 seconds in low flame.
  • Add it to the rasam.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish it with cilantro.

Tasty and healthy Gooseberry Rasam is Ready!

Enjoy it with plain rice or as a soup!


  • Indian Gooseberry/ Amla is the powerhouse of Vitamin C. It is Tridoshic, especially Pitta pacifying. Read more about its benefits here.
  • Toor Dhal pacifies Vata and Kapha but aggravates Pitta.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s