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Dec 10, 2012

Kalyana Sathuamuthu/Marriage Rasam

This Rasam made in all Tamil Brahmin marriages.  This Rasam powder is freshly prepared every time  the sathuamuthu is made. . It has a distinct and exotic taste.


Cooked Toor dhal                            2 tbsp.
Tomatoes(finely chopped) -           1 no.
Tamarind                                         a small marble size
Turmeric powder                           1/4 tsp.
Salt to taste

For Sathuamuthu  Powder
Coriander seeds                                  1` tbsp..
Black Pepper                                     1 tsp.
Cumin seeds                                     1tsp
Curry leaves                                     few
Dry red chilies                                 4 no
Asafetida powder                           1/4 tsp.

To Garnish:
Ghee                                            1tbsp.
Mustard seeds                         1 tsp.
Cumin seeds                             ¼ tsp.
Curry leaves                              few
Tomato                                    1 no. (Roundly Cut)
Finely chopped coriander leaves   1 tbsp. 


  • Heat the ghee, fry all spice ingredients and grind coarsely in a mixer.
  • Pressure cooks the Toor dal with extra water.  Mashed it well and keep aside.
  • Soak tamarind and extract about 1 cup of juice.
  • Add salt, asafetida, turmeric powder and boil them.
  • When the raw smell goes off, add the dhal water and grounded Rasam powder and simmer.
  • When it froths, add the finely chopped tomatoes, simmer for a few minutes and turn off the heat.
  • Finally add the tempered ingredients into the Sathuamuthu.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

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