bassaru | kandhi kattu chaaru | rasam with dal ka paani


bassaru | kandhi kattu chaaru

kandhi kattu chaaru is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, kandhi kattu chaaru has always been everyone’s favourite. This recipe by parveen is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The kandhi kattu chaaru recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing kandhi kattu chaaru is 05 mins and the time taken for cooking is 20 mins. This is recipe of kandhi kattu chaaru is perfect to serve 3 peoples. kandhi kattu chaaru is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love kandhi kattu chaaru. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking kandhi kattu chaaru by commenting on this page below!
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Ingredients (240 ml cup used)

  • 1 cup toor dal
  • lemon sized ball Tamarind (soaked in hot water and filtered to remove impurities) (optional)
  • 1 onion (sliced thinly) (optional)
  • Few Coriander leaves with tender stalks


  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 Garlic clove mashed (optional)
  • Pinch of hing
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 tbsp. ghee or oil (ghee tastes better)
  • 1 red chili (broken) / green chili (slit) (avoid if giving to baby)

How to make the recipe

  1. Wash and Cook 1 cup toor dal with 6 cups of water on a low flame. Cook till the dal turns mushy. This could take around 45 mins. Can even pressure cook. But the non-pressure cooked version tastes good. Close the mouth of the cooking utensil with a lid and tilt the vessel. Make way to pour the left over dal water to another utensil.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and temper using the tempering ingredients, add onions, salt and turmeric and fry the onions for 2 mins. Pour tamarind juice, dal water and add coriander . Bring the rasam to a boil and switch off.
  3. The dal can be tempered and used if you are interested. I usually throw off since it becomes tasteless.
  4. Serve bassaru with rice and vegetable side dish.

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