Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Tomato Rasam Recipe | Thakkali Rasam | South Indian Rasam Recipe

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thakkali rasam
Tomato Rasam  

Rasam is one of the delicious & integral part of South Indian cuisine. This flavorful tomato rasam is very simple to prepare yet tastes lipsmacking delicious. It tastes mildly hot & spicy with a tempting tangy flavor of tomatoes. It pairs up excellent with steamed rice or simply serves as a soup for any meals. As it is loaded with goodness of spices, it makes a great comforting sort of appetizer recipe. Check out the simple recipe here!

Preparation time:  10 mins                 No. of servings: 4 to 5 persons
Cooking time:  5 mins                       Calories: 167 cal

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  • Tomato - 3
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Garlic - 3 to 4
  • Red chilli - 2
  • Asafoetida / hing - a pinch
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Rasam pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery (optional) - a small piece
  • Tamarind - a small ball
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash and slice tomatoes.
  2. Soak small ball of tamarind in 1/2 cup of warm water for 10 mins. Extract thick juice out of it and set aside.
  3. Heat a tsp of oil & a tsp of ghee in pan.
  4. Season with mustard, cumin, split urad dal, curry leaves and wait to splutter.
  5. Add grated garlic, red chilli and saute.
  6. Add sliced tomatoes, salt and cook until tomatoes are mushy.
  7. Add hing, rasam pwd, turmeric pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd and pepper pwd.
  8. Add jaggery (optional ) and mix.
  9. Add tamarind water, salt and stir.
  10. Add 2 cups of water and adjust the consistency of the rasam.
  11. Allow the rasam to boil.
  12. Once the rasam starts boiling, turn off flame.
  13. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  14. Transfer to serving bowl.
  15. Flavorful delicious tomato rasam is ready!
  16. Enjoy hot with steamed rice or simply as a soup for any meal.
thakkali rasam

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