Go Back
+ servings
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


  • 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


  • 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.


Sodium: 158mgCalcium: 20mgVitamin C: 24mgVitamin A: 1025IUSugar: 7gFiber: 3gPotassium: 310mgCholesterol: 13mgCalories: 101kcalSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 5gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 13gIron: 1mg
Keyword Tomato Charu, Tomato Rasam
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!