• [ruh-sum] • tamarind-based tomato + lentil soup • 

Rasam is a common dish in South India made with heavy notes of tamarind, tomato, pepper and lentils. It’s a lighter soup-like consistency that is a favorite to sip while sick or mix with rice on any given day. One packet usually lasts us 2-3 meals so we like to make this with a packet of rice and call it a day!

Spice Level: 5/5

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How To Make Rasam

Rasam is the favorite dish here at Buttermilk HQ for a reason. The balance of tangy and spicy make it the perfect cold medicine, too! Grab a pot and our packet to make it yourself -- it's so easy! Just watch our video here to see exactly how we like to make it.

Best meal for

Lunch or dinner with rice, or as a soup appetizer.


Best eaten with

Our rice packet (or quinoa if that’s how you roll), authentic Indian pickles to add some spice, or vegetable or meat curries on the side.


Tomato, Cilantro, Rasam Powder (Lentils, Pepper, Turmeric), Tamarind Paste, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Asefotida, Cumin Seeds (Jeera), Mustard Seeds, Split black gram (Urad Daal), Curry Leaves, Red Chillies. See nutritional info here.