Tomato Rasam | How to make Tomato Rasam

Some recipe is linked to very special memories and probably you cook them to recreate those memories. And the emotions linked to the recipes make you feel overwhelming. This recipe I am going to make always reminds me the beginning of my pregnancy days. I have often had tomato Rasam at friend’s (Bhavana’s) place and many restaurants. But definitely I can say the one I had at Bhavana’s place is unbeatable, she is an amazing cook and Tomato Rasam is her specialty.

Rasam is a side dish usually served as an accompaniment with Plain Rice. It is made in thin liquid consistency. The dish is of South Indian origin and is widely cherished by many rice loving Indians.

Tomato Rasam
Tomato Rasam

The recipe goes like this:

Ingredients:

  1. Tomato – 3 medium sized
  2. Garlic Cloves – 7-8 small sized
  3. Ginger – 1 inch
  4. Coriander Leaves
  5. Green chilies – 1 – 2 pieces
  6. Tamarind – 2 tbsp pulp (or soak the tamarind to extract 2 tbsp pulp)
  7. Mustard Seeds (for tempering) – 2tsp
  8. Curry Leaves (for tempering)
  9. Vegetable Oil – 1tbsp
  10. Salt (according to the taste)

For Powder:

  1. Black Pepper – 1 tbsp
  2. Cumin Seeds – 2 tbsp
  3. Red chilies – 4 large sized

Steps of Preparation:

  1. Dry roast the Black Pepper, Cumin Seeds and Red chilies and grind to make a fine powder.
    Tomato Rasam _ Step 1
    Tomato Rasam _ Step 1

    Tomato Rasam _ Dry Powder
    Tomato Rasam _ Dry Powder
  2. Coarsely grind the Coriander Leaves, Green chilies, Garlic Cloves and Ginger into a paste and keep it aside.
    Tomato Rasam _ Step 2
    Tomato Rasam _ Step 2

    Tomato Rasam _ Paste
    Tomato Rasam _ Paste
  3. Soak the tamarind (or use the tamarind pulp directly) for about 15-20mins.

    Soaked Tamarind
    Soaked Tamarind
  4. Boil the tomatoes for 10-15 mins.

    Boiling Tomatoes
    Boiling Tomatoes
  5. Drain off the water and finely grind the boiled tomatoes.

    Tomato Rasam _ Step 5
    Tomato Rasam _ Step 5
  6. Heat a wide bottomed vessel for 2 mins. Add the Vegetable Oil. Once the oil is heated up add the mustard seeds and curry leaves for tampering.

    Tomato Rasam _ Step 6
    Tomato Rasam _ Step 6
  7. After the above step, add the ground boiled tomatoes and let it simmer.

    Tomato Rasam _ Step 7
    Tomato Rasam _ Step 7
  8. To the simmering tomato gravy, add the ground paste, 2 tbsp of the finely made powder and salt according to the taste and stir it properly so that all the ingredients are mixed properly."<yoastmark"<yoastmark

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  9. Strain the tamarind and add the pulp to the boiling Tomato Rasam.

    Tomato Rasam _ Step 9
    Tomato Rasam _ Step 9
  10. In order to adjust the consistency of Rasam, add a cup or two of water and let it boil for 4-5 mins. And there you are.
Tomato Rasam and Plain White Rice
Tomato Rasam and Plain White Rice

Serve the yummy tangy Tomato Rasam with Plain white Rice, believe me, you would be delighted with this easy South Indian combo on your busy days. This is light and easy to make and a very healthy option to cherish.

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Tomato Rasam
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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Tomato Rasam is tangy accompaniment to Plain Rice, generally served in South India. It's a perfect blend of health and taste. Try it !!
Ingredients
  • Tomato – 3 medium sized
  • Garlic Cloves – 7-8 small sized
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Green chilies – 1 – 2 pieces
  • Tamarind – 2 tbsp pulp (or soak the tamarind to extract 2 tbsp pulp)
  • Mustard Seeds (for tempering) – 2tsp
  • Curry Leaves (for tempering)
  • Vegetable Oil – 1tbsp
  • Salt (according to the taste)
For Powder
  • Black Pepper – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Red chilies – 4 large sized
Instructions
  1. Dry roast the Black Pepper, Cumin Seeds and Red chilies and grind to make a fine powder.
  2. Coarsely grind the Coriander Leaves, Green chilies, Garlic Cloves and Ginger into a paste and keep it aside.
  3. Soak the tamarind (or use the tamarind pulp directly) for about 15-20mins.
  4. Boil the tomatoes for 10-15 mins.
  5. Drain off the water and finely grind the boiled tomatoes.
  6. Heat a wide bottomed vessel for 2 mins. Add the Vegetable Oil. Once the oil is heated up add the mustard seeds and curry leaves for tampering.
  7. After the above step, add the ground boiled tomatoes and let it simmer.
  8. To the simmering tomato gravy, add the ground paste, 2 tbsp of the finely made powder and salt according to the taste and stir it properly so that all the ingredients are mixed properly.
  9. Strain the tamarind and add the pulp to the boiling Tomato Rasam.
  10. In order to adjust the consistency of Rasam, add a cup or two of water and let it boil for 4-5 mins. And there you are.
Notes
Serve the yummy tangy Tomato Rasam with Plain white Rice, believe me, you would be delighted with this easy South Indian combo on your busy days. This is light and easy to make and a very healthy option to cherish.

 

4 Comments

  1. Ani said:

    Thank for sharing…i try…so nice it was easy to make tomato rasam 😁😁

    January 5, 2017
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    • Shreemaa said:

      Thanks a bunch you liked it !!

      January 8, 2017
      Reply
  2. Sugandha said:

    It was a hit with my hubby he said it did not taste like his mother’s receipe but better 😊thanks for sharing it pet bhar gaya but dil nahin 🤣

    December 2, 2017
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    • Shreemaa said:

      Thank you 🙂 Kya baat !! Mera din ban gaya aapke compliment se 🙂

      December 3, 2017
      Reply

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