Coconut Milk Rasam Recipe

Key Points:

  • Vegan
  • South Indian cuisine
  • Aromatic spices
  • Spicy and tangy
  • Comfort food


Coconut Milk Rasam

Indulge in the authentic flavors of South Indian cuisine with this vegan and traditional Coconut Milk Rasam. This spicy and tangy soup is made with aromatic spices and is the perfect Indian comfort food.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Serving
Calories 150 kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Blender


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  • In a saucepan, heat some oil and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, dry red chilies, and curry leaves.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, black pepper, and tamarind paste. Mix well.
  • Pour in coconut milk and water. Bring to a simmer.
  • Season with salt and simmer for a few more minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.


Nutrition Information:

  • (Per serving)
  • Calories: 150
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 5g


  • Coconut milk is rich in healthy fats and may improve heart health.
  • Aromatic spices like cumin and coriander have anti-inflammatory properties.

Serving Tips:

  • Serve hot with steamed rice or enjoy on its own as a soup.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use fresh coconut milk for the best flavor.
  • Adjust the spice level to suit your taste.

Variations of Recipe:

Add vegetables like okra or drumsticks for added texture and flavor.
Keyword Coconut Milk Rasam


5 FAQs & Answers:

Can I use canned coconut milk?

Yes, you can use canned coconut milk for convenience.


Is tamarind paste necessary?

Tamarind paste adds tanginess to the rasam, but you can skip it if you prefer.


How long will coconut milk rasam last?

It is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.


Can I make this rasam less spicy?

Adjust the amount of black pepper and red chilies to make it less spicy.


What other herbs can I add for more flavor?

You can add mint or basil for a refreshing twist.



Enjoy the rich and spicy flavors of Coconut Milk Rasam, a traditional South Indian dish that is not only delicious but also packed with health benefits from coconut milk and aromatic spices. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to create this popular Indian soup at home. Customize the recipe with your favorite variations and enhance the flavor with our helpful tips and tricks.