Tomato Rasam Recipe

Tomato Rasam Recipe is a delicious tangy South Indian curry made from fresh tomatoes simmered in a spicy tamarind curry.Serve it for lunch or dinner along with a muttakose poriyal and fresh steamed rice for a wholesome lunch or dinner.

Cooking time
40 min
Preparation time
5 min



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This recipe scores more than regular recipe because it is low calorie food that can be had a soup for winters or when you have a cold.


  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons split pigeon pea (toor dal), soaked
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rasam powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons hing
  • 4 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves,chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Saffola Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder

How to make Tomato Rasam

  • Drain and cook the dal in four and a half cups of water with half teaspoon turmeric powder in a deep nonstick pan till soft. Strain and use the dal stock only
  • Heat three and a half cups of water in another nonstick pan. Add the tamarind paste,tomatoes, salt, the remaining turmeric powder, rasam powder and half the hing. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for ten to fifteen minutes or till it reduces to half its original volume
  • Add the strained dal water to this tamarind mixture. Add the coriander leaves and continue to boil for three to five minutes more.
  • Heat the oil in a small non-stick frying pan. Add the mustard seeds and when they splutter,add the cumin seeds, curry leaves, the remaining asafoetida and black pepper powder
  • Add this tempering to the rasam and cover immediately to trap the flavors
  • Serve hot with steamed rice

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Very good n easy recipies, tks.

Very good n easy recipies, tks.

Jul 20, 2016

Average: 4 (1 vote)

The ingredients mention the rasam masala...

The ingredients mention the rasam masala which hasn't been used in the video. what to do? I believe this rasam should have ginger too as the flavour would suit well. I made it yesterday with ginger and it tasted good. thank you for a simpler version of rasam.

Jun 23, 2016

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Not only looks yummy but very less time ...

Not only looks yummy but very less time consuming.super and sir your way of talking so soft easy I loved it.thanx for sucha healthy recipe.god bless u.

Jun 20, 2016

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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