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This is my husband’s special tomato rasam recipe. Our dear friend V, gave instructions on phone and fortunately (for me) it turned out pretty good (in his words “restaurant style”) the first time he made it. He is very proud of his rasam and making it used to be a secret ritual for a while. But finally I coaxed him to tell me the recipe for the blog.

So here it is my husband’s very famous tomato rasam.

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Tomato Rasam Yum
Tomato Rasam
Course soups stews
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 3 Tomatoes – medium, ripe
  • 1 tsp Tamarind pulp
  • 1 tsp Rasam powder (any brand, he uses MTR)
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder Red
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 4 - 5 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • Coriander leaves – chopped for garnish
Course soups stews
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 3 Tomatoes – medium, ripe
  • 1 tsp Tamarind pulp
  • 1 tsp Rasam powder (any brand, he uses MTR)
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder Red
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 4 - 5 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • Coriander leaves – chopped for garnish
Tomato Rasam
Instructions
  1. Make a small “+” cut on the tomatoes; drop them in 1½ cups of boiling water and blanch for 4-5 minutes. Remove from water, cool, peel skin and puree in a blender.
  2. In the same water used for boiling tomatoes, add the tomato puree, tamarind paste and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add all the powders and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil; simmer on medium-high flame for 5 minutes.
  5. In a small pan, add ghee and do the popu/ tadka with mustard seeds, minced garlic, curry leaves. Add this to rasam, mix well, garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy with rice and papad or as soup.
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10 thoughts on “Tomato Rasam”

  1. “Hotel” Rasam!! YUM! YUM!! That word always makes me happy!:))
    Looks delicious.I am saving this if you don’t mind.Thank you and to your friend for the recipe.
    Have a great day.

  2. Dear Pavani,
    That Rasam looks super. I really like your idea about making a tomato puree – would make a great soup. It looks beauty-red and delicious. It looks like one of those rasams which can be had till the last spoon and not to leave behind the thick sediments at bottom.

  3. wow…in our home the must for lunch is rasam ..sounds different..will try tomorrow..thnx for sharing____________________________Good Gynecologist in Chennai

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