Tomato Rasam

Tomato Rasam / Tomato Charu / Spicy tomato Rasam with step-by-step pictures and detailed recipe. This Tomato Rasam is one of the most comforting foods made with tomatoes, onion, garlic, and spices. This is popularly served in the South region and it’s almost a daily affair in most of the houses. It is either served for lunch or dinner and also an appetizer.

However, the main purpose of serving rasam with lunch is to help food digest easily. It can be either consumed by mixing it with rice or as Rasam Wadas. . Rasam rice is also suitable for kids as it is mildly spiced and easily digested.

Spicy Rasam

For making this tomato rasam spicy, add more chilies and peppercorns in this recipe. Also, increase the number of tomatoes accordingly. I have not used any rasam powder in this recipe. Only freshly ground onion, garlic, chili, and spices paste. It tastes so good and flavourful.

Tadka / Tempering of Rasam

Tadka plays a very key role in the taste of rasam. In this recipe, I have used ghee for tadka that lends a very good taste to it. If you are Vegan, you can do the tadka in coconut oil as well. Key ingredients for tadka are curry leaves and asafoetida / hing. You can add tadka even just before serving rasam.

close up view of Tomato Rasam served in a steel tumbler, garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves , how to make Tomato Rasam without dal

Step-by-Step Recipe of Tomato Rasam

Ingredients:
This recipe will serve 2
2 medium Full ripe tomatoes
2-3 pieces of dry tamarind soaked in water
2 tsp  Ghee for frying
a handful of Curry leaves
a handful of finely chopped coriander leaves
1-2 tsp jaggery powder or as required
Ingredients to pound together coarsely:
2 Green chill1 small onion chopped
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
3-4 Garlic cloves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 inch Cinnamon stick

Method:
1. Firstly, Chop tomatoes into big pieces and keep all the ingredients like garlic, onions, curry leaves, cumin seeds, pepper, tamarind, green chili ready on a plate.

all the ingredients for Tomato Rasam on a plate like garlic, onions, curry leaves, cumin seeds, pepper, tamarind, green chili. tomatoes,how to make tamato rasam

2. Add just enough water to cover the tomato pieces.

adding enough water to cover the tomato pieces, how to make tomato rasam

3. Add tamarind and boil till tomatoes become just soft.

adding tamarind and coiling the tomatoes for tomato rasam

4. Allow it to cool. Grind to smooth paste and strain to remove seeds and skin. etc.

adding tamarind pulp in tomato pulp, how to make Tamil style Tomato Rasam

sieving tomato pulp into a strainer, how to make tomato rasam

5. Dilute the rasam if necessary, add salt and jaggery.

how to make tomato rasam

6. Heat little ghee, add curry leaves and asafoetida hing powder. Fry pound ingredients in ghee till they release oil.

Heat little ghee, add curry leaves and asafoetida hing powder. Frying pound ingredients in ghee till they release oil.Heat little ghee, add curry leaves and asafoetida hing powder. Fry pound ingredients in ghee till they release oil.

adding ghee to the pan for tadka, tempering of tomato rasam

adding curry leaves and hing to hot ghee for tadka of tomato rasam

adding onion pastes, cumin seeds, curry leaves, pepper, garlic, green chili toe hot ghee for tadka of tomato rasam th

7. Add this to tomato juice and Boil for 1 or 2 minutes.

adding onion, curry leaves, garlic, pepper and cumin tadka to tomato pulp for tomato rasam

8. Garnish with coriander and curry leaves and serve it hot. 9. If you want to serve this rasam as an appetizer strain it just before serving.

side close up view of tomato rasam garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves,how to make tomato rasam

close up view of Tomato Rasam served in a steel tumbler, garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves , how to make Tomato Rasam without dal

Tomato Rasam

Hetal Kamdar
Tomato Rasam / Tomato Charu with step-by-step pictures and detailed recipe. This Tomato Rasam is one of the most comforting foods made with tomatoes, onion, garlic, and spices.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dal
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 medium Full ripe tomatoes
  • 2-3 pieces of dry tamarind soaked in water
  • 2 tsp Ghee for frying
  • a handful of Curry leaves
  • a handful of finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1-2 tsp jaggery powder or as required
  • Ingredients to pound together coarsely:
  • 2 Green chill1 small onion chopped
  • ½ tsp black peppercorns
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ inch Cinnamon stick

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, Chop tomatoes into big pieces.
  • Add just enough water to cover the pieces.
  • Add tamarind and boil till tomatoes become just soft.
  • Allow it to cool. Grind to smooth paste and strain to remove seeds and skin. etc.
  • Dilute the rasam if necessary, add salt and jaggery.
  • Heat little ghee, add curry leaves and asafoetida hing powder. Fry pound ingredients in ghee till they release oil.
  • Add this to tomato juice and Boil for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander and curry leaves and serve it hot. 9. If you want to serve this rasam as an appetizer strain it just before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 158mgPotassium: 310mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1025IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Tomato Charu, Tomato Rasam
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