Tomato Rasam is aromatic, healthy, tangy and delicious South Indian delicacy often served along with rice. Rasam is also good for digestion , here lentils aren’t used unlike regular rasam. Tomato Rasam can also be consumed as soup or served along with rice. Rasam can also be served post eating rich foods like Biryani and gravies as it consists all the goodness of spices , it also can be served before food too. Let me know how you have had this delicious Rasam

Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins

Servings: 3


  • 275 g Tomatoes
  • 5 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 7 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger Chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 -2 tbsp Oil or Ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon Hing/ Asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon Urad Dal (Skinned black gram lentils)
  • 8-10 Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1-2 dry Red Chilies De- seeded
  • 1.5 Cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves

Steps to prepare

  • Blanch tomatoes, this is optional but it renders beautiful red color to Rasam. Ground tomatoes to smooth puree
  • Grind coriander leaves, garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, pepper to coarse paste
  • Heat oil or ghee in a pan
  • Splutter mustard seeds
  • Add urad dal and saute until golden brown
  • Add curry leaves, red chillies and ground paste
  • Saute for few seconds. Add turmeric and mix well over low heat
  • Saute until aromatic. Add tomato puree and mix well
  • Add salt , mix well and cook for 1 min
  • Add water and mix well. Bring to boil
  • Simmer cover and cook for 8-10 minutes. Switch off
  • Add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and mix well
  • Serve hot with rice
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Tomato Rasam
Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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