Red Chori Dhal Rasam

Written by Ponnarasi

"A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out" - Walter Winchell

"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity" - Kalil Gibran

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them" - Mother Teresa

"Grief can take care of itself but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide with it" - Mark Twain

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it to you when you have forgotten the words.

When you speak everyone hears, friend listens to what you say, best friend listens to what you don't say.

A simple friend thinks the friendship over when you have an argument. A real friend knows that it is not a friendship until after you have had a fight.

Friendship is the golden thread that ties all the hearts together.

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't follow...

                              I'd be at the bottom to catch them...

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen...

When I registered I just told in one line that I like friendship. I didn't even know about the guestbook then. Now, that I got so many friends, I wanted to write more about friendship; picked some quotes which I like very much. 

from       me        to           all my friends...

                                          and friends waiting to happen...


  1. Kri_Shanthy

    Hi Sugan, this sounds really tasty, I will try, but I have a question at last u have mentioned that this rasam can be also made with horse gram…as I know this is "kollu"…right? Can you pls tell me where I can get horse gram in the US, I've been searching for it forever! Thank you very much in advance

    1. Suganswami

      Thank you Shanthy, it is kollu..Ppl say that whole brown lentils available in american groceries are kollu..Haven't tried yet…if you get a chance to try  please share here…

  2. Valentine

    If you don’t mind; i would like to share you onething: Water exatracted from channa, Mochai, thattai payiru and other dried items…will give the gas trouble. So that we have to strain that water and then add to the kuzhambu. But in kollu thanni we used to make rasam for cold. This is what i heard…May be in Kongu nattu side they use this; but not sure.

  3. prvshetty

    hey Suganswami
    Thats sounds like an interesting recipe…i have a couple of questions though..
    1. do we add the dal too or just the water that its boiled in?
    2. is the dal pressure cooked?

    Thanks you so much..can’t wait to try the recipe 🙂

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