Tomato rasam recipe

Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
10 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Tamarind - one lemon sized ball

Tomatoes - 2 to 3

Rasam powder - 1 spoon

Toor dal - one handful

Asatifida - 1/2 pinch

Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon

Coriander leaves - one handful

Salt to taste

Ghee to garnish

For the rasam powder :

Coriander seeds (dhania) - 2 tablespoons

Cumin seeds(jeera) - 1 teaspoon

Toor dal - 1 tablespoon

Channa dal - 1 tablespoon

Red chillies - 1 or 2

Peppercorns - 1 teaspoon


  • Dry roast all the rasam powder ingredients and grind them to make a powder.
  • Make a paste out of the tamarind and boil along with cut tomatoes in a thick bottom vessel.
  • You may strain the tomatoes after they are cooked well, if u dont like it in the rasam. Add some rasam powder, salt and bring to a boil.
  • Pressure cook the toor dal and mash well with lotsa water. Add more of the dal water to the rasam than the dal per se.
  • Bring to boil, add asatofida and bring to boil again. Heat a little ghee separately, splutter the mustard seeds and garnish on the Rasam!


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