Paruppu Rasam (spicy Lentil Soup)
A very easy rasam for wintry days. Sometimes when there are no veggies for a sambar this rasam comes in handy. It is mild and lightly spiced compared to other rasams. it was at my hostel in Chennai that I discovered various forms of rasams. This felt easier because unlike lemon rasam and tomato rasam this one was easier and closer to sambar which made it ideal accompaniment for idlis. I use this rasam for preparing rasam idlis.