Spicy Tomato Rasam

4 Apr

Tomato Charu


Tomato 2 – 3
Tamarind 1 1/2 inch ball
Rasam Powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Cilantro few leaves
Salt to taste


Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Curry Leaves 2
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and finely chop tomato.
Soak tamarind in water for few minutes and extract all the thick pulp.

Heat oil in a sauce pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds stop spluttering, add 6 – 8 cups of water, tamarind extract, chopped tomato, rasam powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Boil for 5 – 10 minutes and garnish with cilantro leaves.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes: You can also add few tbsps of cooked and mashed toor dal to rasam.

16 Responses to “Spicy Tomato Rasam”

  1. Anjali J. April 4, 2008 at 2:20 pm #

    This is a great entry. recipe looks mouthwatering!
    please tell me how do i add my blog in ur foodblog list.
    my URL is http://soupsnsnacks.blogspot.com

  2. LathaJhon September 8, 2008 at 3:14 am #

    Its very Nice for looking.

  3. arti srivastava September 25, 2008 at 4:44 am #

    hii where do i get rasam powder

  4. anusharaji September 25, 2008 at 8:05 am #

    @arti click on the rasam powder link in the ingredients list for the recipe

  5. lubna. April 21, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    it looks nice iam very found of indian food.

  6. lubna April 26, 2009 at 6:27 am #

    i make rasam first time in my life. i am very glad thanks.

  7. mrs meenavnswamy June 13, 2009 at 7:33 am #

    boil the tomato and take the juce then prepare the rasam it will be nice to drink or eat

  8. nikhil September 14, 2009 at 6:38 am #

    what is Cilantro few leaves

    • Raji September 14, 2009 at 9:07 am #

      @nikhil Cilantro is coriander leaves = hara dhania = kotthimera.
      Add couple of cilantro leaves to rasam to enhance the flavor but not to overpower the rasam.

  9. PRUDHVI March 23, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    it’s very nice to eat with hot rice.
    i liked it very much.

  10. Albert Simon December 1, 2010 at 4:25 am #

    Hi! That’s a fine Rasam,My question is can we add black pepper powder instead of red chillies?

  11. ram March 19, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    thanks for wonderful recipe thx alot….

  12. rai July 27, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    thanx. my wife cooked it & i enjoyed it like Uhmmmmmmmmm…..

  13. G.S.Suri February 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    Fine liquid soup helps to improve deficiency of Vitamin C

  14. bunny August 23, 2013 at 7:44 am #



  1. Quick Indian Cooking » Operation Rasam - April 8, 2008

    […] most basic Rasam is the one that uses just tamarind water. I opted for a more wholesome Tomato Rasam, the kind I drank in “South Indian” restaurants back […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: