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Recently Pomi tomatoes contacted me to try their tomatoes and post recipes using their product for my readers. I like Pomi and buy them quite often. Pomi is an all natural brand of boxed tomatoes from Italy. I love the simplicity of the product as well as it’s pure ingredients. Pomi’s tomatoes are grown naturally in Italy and they abide by the European standards for farming. More importantly, Pomi’s ingredients contain nothing more than pure tomatoes. No added salt, water, citric acid or preservatives. The only ingredient on the label is tomatoes! Pomi is 100% all natural and because it is packaged in a box, it is BPA-free.

All that said, pomi tomatoes taste so fresh and don’t have the lingering after taste of metal as in other canned tomatoes. This makes them perfect to be used in recipes that usually call for fresh tomatoes.

Rasam, is a South Indian version of tomato soup and is usually made with fresh tomatoes. I used Pomi chopped tomatoes to make this tangy, spicy and comforting rasam. This is my mom’s version with no dal and it is great to sip by itself or with some steamed rice and curry.

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Tomato Rasam using Pomi Chopped Tomatoes Yum
Tomato Rasam using Pomi Chopped Tomatoes
Course soups stews
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • ½ cup tomatoes Canned chopped
  • 2 tsp Tamarind paste
  • 2 tsp Rasam powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro - finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
For Tempering:
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida / Hing
  • 1 red chili Dry (optional)
  • 6 ~ 8 Curry leaves
Course soups stews
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • ½ cup tomatoes Canned chopped
  • 2 tsp Tamarind paste
  • 2 tsp Rasam powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro - finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
For Tempering:
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida / Hing
  • 1 red chili Dry (optional)
  • 6 ~ 8 Curry leaves
Tomato Rasam using Pomi Chopped Tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Heat 1tsp oil/ ghee in a small saucepan. Add the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter, lower the heat and add the chopped tomatoes and tamarind paste. There will be some spluttering, so be careful.
  2. Cover and cook for 3~4 minutes.
  3. Add the rasam powder, salt and turmeric along with 1½cups of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and turn off the heat. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.
Recipe Notes

Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook ChallengeJune -- Week 3'.

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7 thoughts on “Tomato Rasam using Pomi Chopped Tomatoes”

  1. I like Pomi products and use to their puree for curries. Even I don’t like canned ones but this is good. Nowadays I am not cooking gravy curries that much and stopped buying Pomi. Pomi Rasam sounds good.

  2. I buy Pomi products sometimes also – rasam looks great especially in that jar

  3. I buy Pomi products sometimes also – rasam looks great especially in that jar

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