Goddu Saaru is a spicy Rasam made without adding dal. A very easy method of Saaru(in kannada) or Rasam. A bit spicy, warm and soothingly effective during cold weather. This dish which can be made when you do not want an elaborate procedure and yet want a comfort and filling meal. Acquired this recipe from Amma.

Preparation Time

Cooking Time


10 Mins

10 Mins



o   1 Tbsp Urad Dal

o   1 Tbsp Toor Dal

o   ½ Tbsp Coriander Seeds

o   ½ tsp Pepper

o   5-6 Dry red chillies

o   1 Tbsp shredded Desiccated coconut/ Kopar

o   ½ Tsp Oil

o   ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder

o   Tamarind paste to taste

o   Jaggery to taste

o   Salt to taste

o    Curry leaves

o   Coriander leaves to garnish


o   Mustard Seeds

o   Oil

o   A pinch of hing


·       Heat a pan with little oil and fry the urad dal, toor dal, coriander seeds, peppercorn and red chillies on a low to medium flame till you get a nice aroma. Let it cool

·       Once it is cooled add desiccated coconut and grind it with a little water to a smooth paste.

·       Transfer the paste into a cooking vessel.

·       Add turmeric powder, tamarind paste, jaggery and some water and adjust the consistency of the Rasam/ Saaru.

·       Bring it to a boil, add the curry leaves.

·       Prepare the seasoning and pour it over the boiling rasam/ saaru and switch off the stove.

·       Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


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