Rasam is one of the delicious & integral part of South Indian cuisine. This flavorful tomato rasam is very simple to prepare yet tastes lipsmacking delicious. It tastes mildly hot & spicy with a tempting tangy flavor of tomatoes. It pairs up excellent with steamed rice or simply serves as a soup for any meals. As it is loaded with goodness of spices, it makes a great comforting sort of appetizer recipe. Check out the simple recipe here!
Calorie Count - 167 calories
Preparation Time - 10 Minutes
Cooking Time - 5 Minutes
Yield - 4 to 5 servings
Tomato - 3
Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Garlic - 3 to 4
Red chilli - 2
Asafoetida / hing - a pinch
Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
Rasam pwd - 1/2 tsp
Coriander pwd - 1/2 tsp
Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
Jaggery (optional) - a small piece
Tamarind - a small ball
Fresh coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Wash and slice tomatoes.
Soak small ball of tamarind in 1/2 cup of warm water for 10 mins. Extract thick juice out of it and set aside.
Heat a tsp of oil & a tsp of ghee in pan.
Season with mustard, cumin, split urad dal, curry leaves and wait to splutter.
Add grated garlic, red chilli and saute.
Add sliced tomatoes, salt and cook until tomatoes are mushy.
Add hing, rasam pwd, turmeric pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd and pepper pwd.
Add jaggery (optional ) and mix.
Add tamarind water, salt and stir.
Add 2 cups of water and adjust the consistency of the rasam.
Allow the rasam to boil.
Once the rasam starts boiling, turn off flame.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Transfer to serving bowl.
Flavorful delicious tomato rasam is ready!
Enjoy hot with steamed rice or simply as a soup for any meal.