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Authentic Tomato Rasam Recipe

Rasam contributes to the basic South Indian Meals. It is a tamarind sauce which is prepared with different variations making it taste completely different every time. Tomato Rasam is one of the most famous form of Rasam. It will be served in all the South Indian Functions, Marriages.


Milagu Rasam which is made from Tamarind and Pepper is considered to be medicinal and is usually consumed by people suffering from cold and fever. Garlic Rasam is also medicinal and I personally love this recipe. But today, I am sharing Tomato Rasam Recipe with you.

Ingredients: (For 2 people)

1 cup Tamarind juice
1/2 cup of cooked Toor dhal
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 cup tomatoes chopped
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp Rasam Powder
2 dry red chillies
1/4 cup of finely chopped cilantro
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
1 tsp Hing powder


Pressure cook the toor dhal for 2 hisses, by adding enough water and a pinch of turmeric. Mash the mixture.

In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds. When the seeds pops, add the hing powder.

Now add the tomatoes, Saute.

Add the tamarind juice. Cook for few minutes.

Now add the cooked Toor dhal, Rasam powder, red chillies,salt.

Bring it to a boil.

Finally add chopped cilantro. Serve hot with rice. It can also be consumed like a soup.

Potato goes very well with Rasam Rice. You can also eat it with Papad.


Cool! Did you make your own rasa podi?

Mouth watering rasam. I need rasam daily.

Of all the rasams I have tasted, Tomato Rasam in smy favorite. I do not make rasam at home, not too often atleast, but it never turns out the say I have at our friends place. what powder do u use? i am at mercy of store bought ones.

I must try this. It would be just heavenly with potatoes and rice.