Monday 24 February 2014

Easy & Quick Rasam with Rasam Powder/Instant Tomato Rasam/Instant Tomato Rasam Recipe

Rasam is a staple South Indian Soup eaten with steamed rice or drank as such as soup. I just love rasam, when I am in no mood to cook then I make this simple and quick rasam with potato fry and enjoy my day. Do check out other RasamVarieties by clicking here.

Here's how to make Rasam with step by step photos...
One small gooseberry size ball
Garlic cloves
3 crushed
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
1 ½ tsp
Coriander leaves
1 tbsp finely chopped
As needed
3 cups

For Tempering
2 tsp
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Dry red chillies
2 -3
One pinch
Curry leaves
Preparation time: 5 minutes                               Recipe Category: Lunch, Rasam Varieties
Cooking time: 12 -15 minutes                              Recipe Cuisine: South Indian, Tamil Nadu

Soak the tamarind in hot water for about 10 minutes.

Extract the juice from the tamarind by adding one cup of water each time; totally the extracted juice will be about 3 cups. Crush the tomatoes really well in to the tamarind juice and add enough salt.

Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, and then add cumin seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida and fry for about 30 secs.

Now add the tamarind extract, turmeric powder and bring it boil [around 6 – 7 minutes].

Add the rasam powder, crushed garlic, coriander leaves and mix well. 

Just bring to boil for one more time, sprinkle little water and switch off the stove. Close the rasam immediately with a lid to preserve the aroma.

Delicious, simple and aromatic rasam is ready to be enjoyed.

  • You can boil the tamarind extract and then temper it. I do it both the ways, just depends on my mood.
  • I have crushed the tomatoes directly to the tamarind extract, you can also chop them to fine pieces and add it when you are tempering [saute until mushy] followed by the tamarind extract.
  • Adjust the amount of water according to the sourness of the tamarind.
  • I used homemade Rasam Powder/Rasa Podi, you can use store bought as well. For homemade rasampowder/rasa podi do check it here.
  • I added about ½ cup of cooked thoordal to the rasam, which is totally optional. dding dal gives added taste and makes it more nutritious.

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  1. This soupy texture looks so good priya

  2. rasam any version .. i always luv it with hot rice..Lovely

  3. Healthy rasam, looks very perfect!

  4. Easy to make and tasty rasam.. Love it with rice.

  5. Very healthy and Comforting rasam :) looks very inviting priya , I wud to drink the flavorful south indian soup as is :)

  6. This is so healthy and quite easy to make., :)
    Do you know how to make the red spread used in mysoor masala dosa!!
    Keep in touch

  7. rasam with egg fry/potato fry is my fav combo.. looks too good.. easy with the rasam podi.. :)

  8. It's indeed easy and quick.. Looks like perfect comfort food!!

  9. Love rasam with some piping hot rice...But I have always made it with store bought rasam powder... the home made ones would make it more special

  10. Healthy and delicious rasam......n looks really awesome :)

  11. Yemmy and perfect Rasam for all time ......well explained ..Priya Anand Kumar (Y)

  12. I too love rasam as every south indian ...So yumm and very well explained priya...

  13. i just love the taste of rasam, i peps up my mind...

  14. perfect for cold weather priya...well explained...

  15. I too make the same way and blogged it too.. Lovely,comfort recipe !

  16. quick and flavorful rasam..

  17. Thanks a lot to each and every one of you for your lovely comments....


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