Tomato Rasam

6 years ago | Home Cooking
TOMATO RASAM | A south Indian soup
Rasam, chaaru, saaru or kabir is a South Indian soup, traditionally prepared using tamarind juice as a base, with the addition of tomato, chili pepper, pepper, cumin and other spices as seasonings. This is a dish that is commonly prepared in every household. However, the intake of so much tamarind so often is harmful to one’s health.
Tomato Rasam is a variation of this dish, which is prepared primarily using tomatoes and ignoring the tamarind puree. This is a healthy and harmless dish that can be consumed by kids, teens and old people alike. Prepare a healthy Tomato Rasam by following a few simple steps written below.

Masoor Dal - 1/3 cup
Chopped Ginger
Green chili - 1 no. chopped
Tomatoes - 2 nos chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Water - 2 cups
Garnish it with Coriander leaves

For Tempering:
Ghee - 2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chili - 2 nos
Asafoetida powder - 1/2 tsp
Few Curry leaves

Rasam without Tamarind recpie: https://goo.gl/VKcXH4
Pepper Rasam recpie: https://goo.gl/ApbsWZ

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1. Wash 1/3 cups of Masoor dal in some water.

2. Pressure cook the Masoor Dal with enough water & keep aside.


1. Take a pot and heat 2 tsp of ghee in it. Add tempering ingredients (Urad dal, Chana dal, Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Red chili, Asafoetida powder & Curry leaves) to the pot and sauté it.

2 Once the Mustard seeds start spluttering add chopped Ginger and Green chili to the pot. Then add the chopped tomatoes and give it a stir.

3. Now, add the turmeric powder, Salt & Pepper powder. Cook till tomatoes are nicely mashed.

4. Now, add water, and the cooked masoor dal into the pot.

5. Close the pot & let it boil for about 10 minutes.

6. Finally, Garnish it with Coriander leaves.

Best with:
Rasam is a South Indian dish that can be consumed by itself or with steaming rice. Partner it up with a vegetable stir-fry, steaming rice and a bit of ghee for a comforting and fulfilling meal. Serve hot.


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