Raw Mango Rasam Recipe - Foodomania

Raw Mango Rasam

  • Author: Kavitha Ramaswamy
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


Delicately spiced Raw Mango Rasam is a South-Indian broth served as a soup or with rice (as a side dish).



  • 1 medium-sized Raw Mango, whole
  • 1 medium-sized Tomato, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds (rai / kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds (jeera)
  • 1 broken Red Chilli
  • 2 slit Green Chilli (to make it spicier – optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafetida Powder (hing)
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder (haldi)
  • 2 Tablespoons Rasam Powder (see note for substitutes)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 to 1/3 cup cooked Lentils (Tuvar Dal)
  • Water, as required
  • Coriander Leaves, for garnish

NOTE: Rasam Powder substitute – equal portions of cumin and coriander powders


Preparing Mango Pulp

  • In a saucepan with high sides, place the clean raw mango. Cover it with water. Lid on and cook for 10 minutes or until the mango is soft
  • Once cool, extract the pulp and add to a blender
  • Blend to a smooth puree and set aside

Making the Raw Mango Rasam

  • In a saucepan with high sides, heat oil
  • Add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add cumin seeds, dry red chili, green chili, asafoetida, curry leaves and fry for 20 seconds
  • Add mango pulp, chopped tomato, and mix well. Fry for 3-5 minutes or until the raw smell of the mango starts to mellow down
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, rasam powder (or substitutes), ground black pepper, and mix well.
  • Add 2 cups of water. Mix well. Boil for 8-10 minutes or until the mixture reduces by half
  • Add the cooked lentil, 1 cup water, and mix well. Boil for another 2-5 minutes.
  • Adjust seasoning if required. Switch off the flame
  • Garnish with coriander (cilantro) leaves
  • Serve hot as a soup or with a bowl of hot rice

  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: South-Indian

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