Tomato Rasam Recipe

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Tomato rasam recipe is one of the most popular of the south Indian rasam recipes. This rasam is not only tasty, but is also healthy and easy to make. Furthermore, the items you need to make this delicious liquid food are few. The tomato rasam recipe has these main ingredients: tomato and rasam powder.

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This rasam is usually consumed with rice. You can savor tomato rasam, however, as is, without rice, as an appetizer.

Learn how to make tomato rasam and make it on a cold or rainy day or when you do not have the time or inclination to make sambar for rice. What ever the case, this rasam is bound to make your lunch or dinner tastier.

A side dish that has an excellent fit with rice and rasam combination is green bean curry.

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Servings: Two to Three


1. Tomatoes, medium size, 3-4
2. Rasam Powder 1-2 teaspoon
3. Roasted fresh jeera powder, few pinches
4. Tamarind juice 1/4 teaspoon
5. Turmeric 1/8 teaspoon
6. Jaggery small piece
7. Curry leaves 4-5

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8. Salt to taste
9. Chopped fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon
10. Water, about 2 cups


1. Oil / ghee 1 teaspoon
2. Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon
3. Hing / asafoetida 1/8 teaspoon
4. Curry leaves 1 sprig

How to Prepare the Seasoning?

1. Heat oil in a little pan.
2. Add hing and mustard seeds.
3. Add curry leaves when mustard seeds began to pop. Mix.

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4. Switch off the stove.

How to make Tomato Rasam?

1. Wash tomatoes.

Cut each tomato into half.

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Cook the tomatoes in about 3/4-cup of water till these become soft.

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Remove and keep aside to cool.

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Do not discard the water, or tomato stalk, left over after cooking the tomatoes, as that liquid contains nutrients. Use this water in Step 2 and or Step 4.
2. Squeeze the tomato pulp and strain the juice.

Add water to the strained pulp. Squeeze it again and strain the juice.

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Repeat this procedure till there is no juice left in the pulp.

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You can grind the tomatoes in the mixer also. However the rasam taste will be somewhat similar to that of a tomato soup.
3. Heat the tomato juice.

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4. Add rasam powder, turmeric, jaggery, salt and curry leaves. Mix.

Add the water to adjust the consistency.

Bring the mixture to boil.

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5. Add tamarind juice

Boil till there is no raw smell

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If the mixture is thick, add water and bring to boil.

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6. Add chopped coriander leaves, jeera powder and the seasoning.


Switch off the stove.

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7. Tomato rasam is ready.

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TIPS How to make Tomato Rasam?
1. Add a few cloves of crushed garlic after you add the rasam powder to make the rasam more nutritious and spicier.