Thursday 13 June 2013

Tomato Rasam/Thakkali Rasam/Tomato Rasam Recipe/Easy Tomato Rasam Recipe

It can be a hot day or a cold day, thakkali rasam is a perfect way to complete your meal. In my house rasam is a must every day, it can be paruppu rasam, pepper rasam, tomato rasam or any rasam that does not matter. But each and every rasam has a unique taste and also can be had as an appetizer. Sometimes when I am very tired and lazy I just make tomato rasam and pappadam, believe it or not the whole pot of rasam gets over in my house in no time. Check out my other  Rasam Varieties here...

Here’s how to Tomato Rasam with step by step photos…

Small gooseberry size
3 cloves crushed
As needed
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Dry red chillies
Urad dal
½ tsp
Curry leaves
1 tsp
One pinch

For Rasam Powder
Black pepper corns
2 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Thoor dal
1 tsp
Dry red chilli
About 5 stems with leaves[washed]
Curry leaves
Preparation Time: 5 minutes                              Recipe Category: Lunch, Rasam Varieties        Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes                              Recipe Cuisine: South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Other flavourful Rasam Varieties that might interest you...
Veppam Poo Rasam/Neem Flower Rasam

In a deep dish boil the water real good, at that time drop the tomatoes in about 3 cups of water and leave it for 2 min. Remove the tomatoes from the water and peel the skin. Save the water for later.

Next blend the peeled tomatoes in the blender in to fine paste and keep it aside.

In the mixer make rasam powder, with ingredients mentioned above and keep it aside.
Extract the tamarind juice with half cup of water and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, add cumin seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and sauté until the dal turns color.

Now add the tomoto puree, the saved water, salt, tamarind extract and let it boil. Adjust the amount of water needed at this point.

Add the rasam powder, crushed garlic and let it boil for 5 mins, add some chopped cilantro and switch off the stove.

Yummy and delicious tomato rasam is ready to be enjoyed.


You can also add ¼ cup of cooked and mashed thoordal when making this rasam.

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  1. nothing comforts than tomato rasam...yummy

  2. Yummy healthy and my favourite recipe..Your rasam looks inviting..Love to have it with rice and appalam

  3. delicious looking rasam dear :) :)

  4. Very Comforting rasam

  5. Rasam Superb! Pictures are excellent. Thanks for sharing.

  6. perfect for this rainy season:)

  7. Tangy & Yummy Rasam...Very flavorful too. We don't get these red tomatoes here. We get something little bigger than this , and too without leaves. Cute!

  8. Rasam, any kind any time is our all time fav. Interesting version of tomato rasam. Keeping the recipe aside for this weekend. Also, rasam can be made in big quantity and eaten as and well needed. Like how you blended the rasam paste and that would have boosted more flavors.

  9. love to have this with potato fry...

  10. I have always been hunting for a good rasam recipe. and this is it. Thanks for sharing.

  11. i loveeeeeee rasam rice, cheers and kudos for sharing Priya

  12. yummy yumy dear. just great with plain white rice.

  13. can drink like that,very delicious best combo with some papad

  14. very comforting and flavorful rasam :)

  15. Me too, Rasam, steamed rice & a pickle can brighten me & fill my stomach & heart anytime :) The best comfort food !!

  16. Simply and a comforting and relishing rasam esp. during winter.


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