Kattina Saaru | Special Rasam
Kattina Saaru / Special Rasam
Written by Jayashree
Spread the love

Kattina Saaru is another kind of rasam. The name “Kattina Saaru” comes from Kannada language meaning filterate and “saaru ” is rasam. Here, the water that is used in cooking the tuvar dal, is used for the rasam  and the cooked dal, that is the residue,  is used to make a special kind of sweet, stuffed  pancakes (holige) or alternatively can be used to make dal fry.

Ingredients :
  • Tur dal 250 grams
  • Tamarind lemon sized ball
  • Tomato 2
  • Rasam powder 3tsp
  • Jaggery  marble sized ball
  • salt to taste
  • ghee 2tsp
  • mustard  1/2 tsp
  • asafoetida 1/4tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • curry leaves a few
  • coriander leaves for garnishing
rasam special

rasam special

Method :

Pre requisites :

  • Cook dal with sufficient quantity in the pressure cooker. If water is less, add some more and allow to stand for sometime before using.
  • Soak tamarind for half an hour in water,
  • Chop tomato into small pieces,

To make :

Take a pan and add the ghee to it. Make seasoning by adding the mustard seeds, when they crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder. To it , add the chopped tomato and salt along with sufficient quantity of water. Adding of water, will prevent the tomatoes from getting burnt. When cooked, add the tamarind pulp, rasam powder, chilly powder, jaggery along with a few curry leaves. Let boil for sometime. Now, add the dal water to it. If you find it less, add some more water to the cooked dal, let stand for awhile before pouring it. Allow to boil on a low flame. Kattina Saru or Special rasam is ready to serve.

Note : This needs a slightly more of tamarind pulp and jaggery than the previous make.

Hope you liked these two rasams of mine. Would love to have your feedback. If you ever make this recipe, take a picture and tag @foodiejayashree on Instagram or @evergreendishes on Facebook.





  1. marudhuskitchen

    lovely rasam to have with hot rice…superb recipe

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Vani

  2. shubha

    Delicious and comforting Rasam.

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Shubha

  3. Anupama

    this is an ultimate comforting dish Jayashree. I love kattu saaru. we at home do not use rasam powder for it. this is new. Will try. Beautiful rasam 🙂

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Anu, good to know that you make something similar

  4. Padma

    Very soothing and comfort food any day:)…Delicious rasam:)

  5. Piyali

    Thanks to you dear that I got to learn about Kattina Saru. It’s nice to learn that the water from the cooked dal is separated from it and used to make Rasam. Off course the Rasam has a lot of lovely flavours and visually looks yummy.

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Piyali, we often make this at home.

  6. jayashree

    Thankyou dear Padma

  7. Weena Pradhan

    Was looking for this recipe. Thank you foe the same , so glad I found your blog !

    • jayashree

      Thankyou Weena Pradhan. Good to know that !


Appreciate all your comments.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.



Hello and Welcome to my blog! I am Jayashree from India. An enthusiastic blogger, with a zest for life.  I believe in living life to the fullest.

Cooking has been my passion. I have always loved to try new recipes.  Writing has been a feel good factor and extremely  loving it. With these two passions of mine, my culinary blog was born. Read More…


Popular categories

Related Post

Watermelon Rind Dosa | Watermelon Rind Recipes

Watermelon Rind Dosa | Watermelon Rind Recipes

Watermelon Rind Dosa is a delicious and unique breakfast option. It is soft, spongy and porous.  It is vegan and gluten free  and as the name suggests watermelon rind is used in it. Considering the fact, watermelon rind is healthier, I don't like to waste it. The rind...

Kashmiri Tomato Chutney | Spicy Tomato Chutney Recipe

Kashmiri Tomato Chutney | Spicy Tomato Chutney Recipe

Kashmiri Tomato Chutney is flavoursome with a hint of spices, it is versatile to use with chapati, idli or dosa. I was browsing through my diary and I found this recipe scribbled in the middle of the book. Recently, we visited Kashmir and it was a wonderful trip. We...

Chana dal chutney | how to make bengal gram chutney

Chana dal chutney | how to make bengal gram chutney

Chana Dal chutney makes a good accompaniment with idli, dosa, gundapongal and even hot, steamed rice. Bengal gram chutney is easy to prepare. A few ingredients from the pantry, a little of your time and your chutney is ready. What is chutney ? Chutney is an integral...

Get your Free Copy Today

Cooking is a wonderful job if you love it. It helps you to make tasty dishes for your loved ones. But it can be a chore, if one has many errands at hand. Thus, one needs to cook efficiently. It can be done by using the handy hints which make cooking easier, by saving the time or making better dish by using an ingredient instead of other. Here are a hundred handy hints which I have put them in two different categories. One is store wise and the other is cook wise.

%d bloggers like this: