Rasam is a South Indian dish which is tangy and spicy and can be either served as soup or paired with rice for main course. There are many variety of rasam made in different regions of south India. Here is how to make Tomato Rasam Recipe.

Tomato Rasam Recipe

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 99 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Rasam is a South Indian dish which is tangy and spicy and can be either served as soup or paired with rice for main course. There are many variety of rasam made in different regions of south India. Here is how to make Tomato Rasam Recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Tomatoes Chopped
  • 2 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • 1/4 cup Tuvar Dal Cooked and mashed
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic Smashed
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Black Peppercorn Crushed
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds Crushed
  • 1 tbsp Rasam Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander Chopped

For tempering

  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli Broken

Instructions

  1. Add the chopped tomatoes, tamarind paste, tuvar dal, garlic and curry leaves in a pan.

  2. Add 2 cups of water and cook the rasam on low heat for 8-10 minutes.

  3. Add rasam powder, crushed black peppercorns, cumin seeds and salt and cook until rasam comes to a gentle boil.

  4. Add coriander and remove the pan from heat.

  5. Heat ghee for tempering in a pan.

  6. Once the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds, hing and dry red chillies and let them crackle for a few seconds.

  7. Pour the tempering over the rasam and mix well.

  8. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Increase or decrease the amount of tomato paste according to the tanginess of the tomatoes.

You can also adjust the amount of black pepper according to your taste.

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Rasam Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 234mg7%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.