September 14, 2007

Tomato Rasam

This is my favorite rasam. Here is my recipe:

Tomato Rasam:
Prep time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 30 minutes
Cuisine : Andhra

2 big ripe tomatoes
1 small lemon size tamarind
5-6 whole black pepper corns
1 tsp red chilli powder
salt as per taste
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 whole garam masala powder

For Tempering/Tadka:
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustards
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
a big pinch of hing
few curry leaves
few finely chopped coriander leaves for garnish

1. Cut tomatoes into big pieces(each into 6 pieces) and take into thick bottom bowl.

2. Add black peppercorns and washed tamarind flakes to above tomato pieces, add 2 cups of water, keep on stove on high heat to bring a boil, after that reduce heat to low and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool completely.

3. Smash above tomatoes with hand and take the juice as much as possible to another bowl and throw out that pulp.

4. Again keep that tomato rasam on high heat, add red chilli powder, salt, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder and whole garam masala powder and bring to a boil.

5. In the same time prepare tempering with oil, cumin seeds, mustards, chopped onions, turmeric powder, curry leaves and hing respectively and add to above tomato rasam and turn off the heat.

6. Sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with white rice.
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  1. tomato rasam looks yum, so comforting :)
    garam masala in this is new to me.

  2. Nice one, I think my husband will like this. He's a born gujarati with a south-indian appetite!:)

    even i posted tomato soup recipe today:)

  3. Tomato rasam looks very nice, great pics. :)

  4. Nice looking Rasam, sounds great girl.Thanks for posting!:))

  5. Hi Jyothi,Tomato Rasam looks yummy! Nice recipe, I 'll try it.Thanks.

  6. Tomato Rasam is my all time favorite.. thanks for sharing..:)

  7. Hi Richa! add little garam masala, it will give the better taste. Thanks for dropping by and happy chaturdhi dear.

    Hi Mansi! welcome to my blog. Try it and let me know. Even you too like it. Thanks for dropping by and keep visiting.

    Thanks Jeena.

  8. Hi Ashaji, thanks for your lovely words and happy chaturdi.

    Hi Neelam, try it and let me know. Thanks and happy chaturdhi.

    Hi Siri, thanks dear.

  9. Each one has got their own version, and everything looks yummy. Jyothi, it is tempting drink as such. Viji

  10. Right Viji...its really tempting...feel like gulping down the rasam in a glass

  11. Rasam is my family's comfort food too!!But havnt tried with garam masala!..:)..very tempting

  12. Thanks viji. Happy Chathurdhi.

    Hi easycrafts, thanks for your lovely words and very happy chathurdhi.

    Hi bharathy, even my family's too. Just garam masala will give better taste and spicy flavour too. Try this next time. Thanks for dropping by and happy chathurdhi dear.

  13. This is my favorite rasam I like more than our Gujarati dal my dear........It’s looks very yummy.:)

  14. Rasam is looking tempting jyothi! I usually grind the tomato in the mixie for the rasam. gives a good colour too!

  15. Thanks Cynthia.

    Thanks dear kajal.

    Thanks Latha ji! nexy time i will try this tip to prepare rasam. Thanks for dropping by.

  16. I love tomato rasam and urs look appetizing, tx for sharing

  17. Hi Padma, thanks for your lovely comments.

  18. mansi,
    Gujrat technically is part of South India as its south of the Vindhyas. Therefore the love of the real Indian food. South Indian cuisine.