Thursday, 28 February 2013

Tomato Rasam

Hi Friends
Rasam traditional South India recipe to be served as a soup. It can be also served along with the boiled rice.

I love it and can be made in any season.... Main ingredients are tamarind, tomatoes and lentils..but this time I made it only with tomatoes...(Lentil/Dal rasam I posted earlier)....

Addition of spices and garlic makes it more flavourful. So sharing one of my favourite recipe with you all ....

  • 2 tomatoes 
  • Small size ball of tamarind
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
For Tempering:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dry red chilies (broken)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seed
  • A pinch of hing
  • 2 cloves of garlic (mashed)
  • Salt taste
  • 2 tsp rasam powder (I used ready-made)

  1. Boil tomatoes with 3 cup of water. I cooked them in Pressure Cooker.(just 3 whistles)
  2. Once the pressure drops down, open the lid and mash the tomatoes lightly.
  3. Soak tamarind in warm water, mash it slightly and extract its juice. Discard the pulp.
  4. Now heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  5. Once they splutter add red chilies, garlic and hing.
  6. Add mashed tomatoes and tamarind pulp. Bring it to boil.
  7. Add salt and rasam powder. Cook on low flame till raw smell of tamarind goes.
  8. Remove from fire.....Garnish with chopped fresh coriander and serve hot.

Note: You can strain the tomatoes to get the clear juice without its skin.

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My World My Home said...

I love rasam.....looks mouthwatering... :-)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Love this tangy rasam ever...

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Lovely coloured rasam Shruti. Looks delicious.

today's recipe:

Vimitha Durai said...

Flavorful rasam

meenab said...

wow this rasam looks good yaar
i m not really fond of rasams bt this one is tempting

Unknown said...

Want to sip this.. yumm

divya said...

looks soooooooo tempting n colorful rasam...

Unknown said...

i like tomato rasam than any other variety :)

Hema said...

A warm bowl of rasam, can have this as a soup, very inviting..

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..yummy and inviting

Niesha said...

Delicious looking Rasam with tomatoes..:)
Mouthwatering enough for me..:)

Home Cooked food said...

love this tangy rasam, goof for cold weather here.

Sona said...

i love rasam, looks delicious..

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Shylaashree said...

healthy rasam
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Julie said...

love the tangy flavors,yumm!
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