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July 30, 2009


I took this recipe from Aval Vikatan magazine under “Paati vaithiyam” section.We (Me & My MIL )call this rasam as ‘Energy Rasam’ .We have this rasam whenever we suffer from fever,cold,mouth and stomach ulcers.U can also have this rasam after recovering from jeopardizing diseases like small pox,chikunguniyaa,typhoid etc.This regains the lost strength to our body..It helps to improve the loss of appetite .The moong dal used here has got the tendency to cure stomach and mouth ulcers and the ginger induces hunger..Jeera/Cumin seeds is good for digestion..Overall it makes our body to work efficientlyThumbs-up Please refer the Kitchen clinic section below ..

Very easy to prepare and tastes like Ven Pongal (Kaara pongal) when  mixed with plain rice and ghee..


  • Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Tomato  - 2 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch size (finely chopped)
  • Jeera / Cumin seeds – 1 –2 tsp
  • Lemon – Half
  • Pepper Powder– 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt and water - Required

To temper

  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafetida/Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Ghee – 1 tsp

Coriander leaves – to garnish


  • Heat a kadai and dry roast 2 tsp of jeera and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Pressure cook moong dal along with finely chopped ginger,tomatoes and salt for 1-2 whistles and mash it with a ladle.Add the jeera powder.
  • Now heat a kadai with 1 tsp of ghee and season with mustard and cumin seeds.Add 1/4 tsp of hing,curry leaves.
  • Add this seasoning to the dal mixture and let it boil for sometime.
  • Remove from fire and add the lemon juice(fire off!!).
  • Mix it well and garnish with coriander leaves.

NOTE:If u want it to have spicy,u can add black pepper powder ..But we don’t need it ...I dint have coriander leaves to garnish..




Ginger has been revered in Indian and Chinese civilizations for over 5000 years for its powerful health imparting properties. In fact, Indian ginger is said to have the most potent medicinal properties.

Due to such a prolonged belief, research on ginger benefits was natural. Sure enough, the results were on expected lines:

Danish researchers found that ginger can block the effects of prostaglandin - a substance that cause inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain and can lead to migraines.

Ginger was found to be effective for relieving the severity of nausea even in cases of pregnancy.

Many women claim that ginger tea helps rid them of menstrual cramps.

It has anti-inflammatory properties that can lessen the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.

Respiratory infections - it is well known for its warming action on the upper respiratory tract, so it has been used to treat colds and flu.

It has been found to be effective in cramps caused by stomach gas. Ginger also stimulates digestion.

It has a wholesome effect on the circulatory system as it makes the platelets less sticky and is of great benefit in case of circulatory disorders.

As a mood enhancer, ginger's cineole content may help contribute to stress relief.

It is a great mouth freshener and ginger tea has vastly refreshing properties.

In all, incorporating a ginger intake in your daily routine can lead to definite wholesome effects. Tulsi Ginger Tea combines the unique properties of Organic Indian Ginger with the powerful Basil Herb. It is a refreshing drink which will help you gain from the virtues of these medicinal herbs.

Additional Information

In additional to the many benefits it is also good to know that there are no known drug side effects. Ginger does not interact with any other nutrients or drugs in the body and ginger in all forms is very safe to take.
Ginger capsules should be taken with a full glass of water or fluid. Ginger can be taken the day after surgery to prevent post surgery nausea but should be stopped at least three to four days prior to surgery, due to the fact that it can make blood platelets less sticky and therefore increases the risk of bleeding. For people undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy, ginger taken with food can help reduce stomach irritation.
There are, however, some cautions that have been recommended. These include not taking ginger for more than the first two months of pregnancy and no more than 250mg four times a day. People with gallstones should consult their doctors prior to taking ginger as it is know to increase bile flow.
With all this in mind it is clearly visible that the benefits of ginger far out weight the cautions mentioned.

About Jeera (Cumin)

Jeera, an integral part of Indian cooking, has numerous benefits. It not only enhances taste of different curries but also has medicinal qualities.

It helps build a healthy appetite.

Soak 4 teaspoons of jeera in ½ cup of lemon juice for 15 minutes in a bowl. Take the jeera out and mix it with two tablespoons of ghee (clarified butter) and sugar (to taste). Cook this mixture on medium heat till it reaches a paste like consistency. Store this in a container and eat two teaspoons of this mixture before going to sleep. In a few days you'll notice your appetite improve greatly!

Good remedy for sleeplessness

Boil 2 teaspoons of jeera in 250ml of water for 10 minutes. Filter this and drink 100ml of this wtare befor egoing to bed. This is a good cure for sleeplesness.

Moong dal:

Moong dal is a good body builder food for vegetarians. This food provides high protein and is very digestible. The other benefit is that there is only a small amount of fat contribution, another postive advantage over meat products that contain a lot of fat.Moong dal can be boiled with rice to make a nutritious meal, known as 'khichdi' in gujrat. Very healthy for people who are willing to sacrifice taste for a better you.

Boiled moong beans
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 110 kcal   440 kJ

Carbohydrates 19.15 g

Sugars  2.00 g

- Dietary fiber  7.6 g 

Fat 0.38 g

Protein 7.02 g

Vitamin C  1.0 mg
Calcium  27 mg
Magnesium  0.298 mg
Phosphorus  99 mg
Potassium  266 mg  
Sodium  2 mg



I am afraid to try any dishes with methi leaves just becoz of its bitterness..But this one doesn’t have a trace of bitterness because its sauteed well..This is the most important part here.. Worth to try :)Thanks a lot  raji for this wonderful entremets:)  A yummy side dish for sambhar rice Tongue out


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  1. Super! I love that picture,bright and vibrant! I know how this rasam helped the whole family to gain ur energy when u all were down,really good!!

    Thanks for trying out aloo methi :)

  2. Thanks raji for ur sweet comments:)

  3. Sounds very soothing and comforting - thanks for sharing this!

  4. I had this for lunch today dear..looks yummy

  5. Hmm....really the Healthy One...
    And for your creativity... one award from my side ... plz accept this one from my blog...

  6. Like the 'energy rasam' name :)

  7. Looks lovely, never tried rasam with Mung Dal.

  8. Looks sooo good, love the name "Energy Rasam" :)

  9. hey Chitra,
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  10. wow! Looks so nice and sounds interestin!

  11. Rasam using moong thats totally new to me....yummy one:)

  12. never made rasam with moong dal .. nice name

  13. hey Chitra :)
    Rasam with dal in it wow love it for a variety when we need a change from the usual dal and rasam :) wonderful comfort food :)

  14. Thanku all dearies..thanks pinky and sree vidya for the award..will write in my next post :)Thanks a ton buddies..I was really moved :)

  15. The name is so apt. Rasam is so comforting...great recipe.

  16. Hey Chitra ..Great recipe and pic ! looking too good

  17. Lovely rasam! Comforting dish!

  18. Energy the clicks.Looks tempting:)

  19. hi chitra...rasam is very important for our fulfill the lunch. really gud and yummy!

  20. Lovely energy rasam. Looks so yummy and tempting.

  21. Cute name "energy rasam" and I really loved the ingredients and sound of this one, plan to try this soon !

  22. this recipe is new tome.. never anything like this.. good one!!!

    I have a award waiting for u in my blog!!!

  23. rasam with moong dhal is a new recipe to me..good one for my toddler who demands something new each day...

  24. Thank u for stopping by simplydelicious...
    luv this type of recipes...wil try this for sure.tnx for sharing dear

  25. Hi tried your rasam...but i would say it was more like "parupu" for us..either way, I loved the health point of it and tasted good too..:)

  26. Hi vishnupriya , thanks for trying and iam glad u liked it. Yes , it tastes more like dal tadka...It gives a flavor of ven pongal too... :)


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