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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rasam Recipe/Tomato Rasam

      Tomato Rasam is a flavourful soup with tomatoes ,spices,tamarind cooked in low flame.There are many rasam recipe variations like puli (tamarind) rasam,lemon rasam,paruppu(lentils) rasam,pineapple rasam,Kollu(horsegram) rasam,Tomato rasam.
     Among all of the above i do only 2-3 rasam recipe variation.Rasam especially served for breastfeeding mothers and toddlers..I sometimes avoid tamarind and use lemon/lime instead.Whenever there is non-veg items in home my mom defenitely makes this Tomato rasam.
    This Tomato Rasam has pepper which aids digestion ,Jeera  which soothes stomach....But whatever variety of rasam you prepare it is very very light .
    You can use rasam powder which is more easier when you are in a hurry preparing meals for lunch box.But instant rasam is more handy when you don't have rasam powder .

Tomato Rasam

Preparation time:5 min
Cooking time:10 min

  • 1 ripe tomato.
  • 1 garlic.
  • 1/4 tsp Tamarind paste.
  • 2 cups water
  • salt as required
  • Pinch of turmeric.
To grind:
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera
  • 2 red chili
To garnish:
  • few coriander leaves.
To temper:
  • 1/2 tsp jeera.
  • 1/2 tsp Oil .
  • Cut the tomatoes and mash them with your hands or else you can pressure cook the tomatoes and garlic for a whistle. 
  • Grind pepper,jeera,chili together to a coarse/fine powder.
  • Mix tomatoes ,ground powder,salt ,tamarind well.
  • Temper the saute pan with jeera and  add the rasam mixture to it .
  • Cook in low fire for 10 min-15 min or until it comes to a boil 
  •  Garnish with coriander leaves.
Steps to prepare rasam

  • If you want to avoid tomatoes while eating peel of them skin of tomatoes and mash them well and add it to water .This is called blanching the tomatoes.
  • You can avoid tamarind and use lime juice instead.
  • Before rasam boils check  salt,spice  and sourness.
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  1. this is my medicine when I have bad cough and nasal congestion, one bowl of hot rasam and I am up and running, lovely, mine way of making this coming soon too.

  2. I also make the same way how u does, but i add extra one ingredient the garlic while grinding. Your version also seems so tasty Priya,

  3. nice, tasty, flavourful rasam.

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

  4. Flavorful rasam..I am sure this very tasty one

  5. a must fr south Indians.. their meal is incomplete witout rasam..

  6. must be very yummy ; shall try the recipe :)

  7. Sathya, thank you for the encouraging comments on other blogs dear just saw them now.

    I love the combination of chicken and nice poondu rasam/ tomato rasam my mouth is watering thinking of it ...


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