Baby Rasam


Rasam rice is something I have noticed babies of this age enjoy quite a bit. However, we can not use the same rasam powder that we make for ourselves as it is too spicy for them.

By making a rasam powder of our own and with a little variation like adding the juice of vegetables, it can become an excellent alternative to the usual dal.

Rasam powder (for Babies)

  • 1 Cup Corriander seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp toor dal
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Pinch of hing

1. Fry corriander seeds and cumin seeds separately till they release their aroma.
2. Heat 1 tsp ghee and fry fenugreek seeds, toor dal seperately and add hing.
3. Grind the mixture to fine powder.

For the Rasam


  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 carrot
  • Small piece of cabbage
  • 1/4 cup toor dal
  • 1/4 teaspoon of rai
  • 1 teaspoon of baby rasam powder
  • Few teaspoons of tamarind juice
  • Finely chopped Coriander leaves

Procedure :

  1. When you make toor dal for yourself keep aside some dal water that stands on the dal once its cooked.
  2. Extract juice from tomato, carrot and cabbage.
  3. Heat oil. Add rai and baby rasam powder. Add the extracted vegetable juice, cooked dal water, tamarind juice and give it a boil.
  4. Finally garnish with finely chopped dhania leaves.