Tomato Rasam

Tomato Rasam / Rasam



  1. Ripe Tomatoes – 2 medium-large, chopped
  2. Pearl onion – 5 – 6, chopped
  3. Garlic – 6 – 7 cloves 
  4. Green chilies – 2 – 3, slit
  5. Whole pepper corns – 15 – 20
  6. Tamarind – Goose-berry sized or to taste
  7. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  8. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Fenugreek powder – 1/4 tsp
  12. Hing / asafetida – 2  pinches
  13. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  14. Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  15. Dry red chillies – 2 – 3
  16. Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, chopped
  17. Oil – As required
  18. Salt – To taste



1. Crush the pearl onion, whole pepper corns, garlic, 3 -  4 curry leaves and cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle or mixer. Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract its juice.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chillies. Then add the crushed pearl onion, crushed garlic, pepper corn and cumin seed mixture. Saute for 30 seconds, add the green chillies and chopped tomato. Mix well and cook for 2 – 3 minutes stirring in between, at medium heat. Now add the turmeric powder, chilly powder,  coriander powder, fenugreek powder and hing. Mix well and add the tamarind extract and around 3 – 3.5  cups of water. Add enough salt.  Bring to a boil, then lower the flame and simmer for 6 – 8 mts. Add the chopped coriander leaves and a  few curry leaves. Finally add a pinch each of fenugreek powder and hing. Close the pan with its  lid. Keep aside for at least 10 mts for the flavors to set. Serve hot with rice or have it as a soup.




Tomato Rasam / Thakkali Rasam


  1. Not a big fan of rasam but ethu kanumpol kudikan thonanund..

  2. rasam looks very delicious dear …very tempting clicks ..yummy


  3. love tomato rasam

  4. i’m having cold…ee rasam choodode kudikkan thonnunnu…

  5. Nice clicks rasam..yummy

  6. Looks so delicious and making me hungry….

  7. i think i start making rasam from scratch after seeing this:)
    i still use the instant one… :O

  8. Rasam adipoli. Enniku valare ishtamannu.

  9. nalla colour tto… I love this.. especially if it raining and cold outside.. a short glass of rasam…. ;) ;) hmm. alochichittu kothi varunnu..

    I never get it in this colour.. Mine always turns out dark brown.. lemme now try this next time..

  10. delicious to have it with some hot steamed rice n potato chips..:)

    US Masala

  11. Tomato rasam is like soup for me,I will keep pouring it in a bowl and keep having it,looks deliciously yummy….

    Pushpa @

  12. My ver very very fav rasam in the rasam list… this looks super tempting ..its always comforting food with rice right ?

  13. Woooooooooooooooooooow its very tempting and one of my favourite rasa.

  14. lovely rasam dear and wonderful click…

  15. super pics….! And I am sure the Rasam is yummy too..

  16. I am not a rasam fan …… but having second thoughts after seeing ur’s.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  17. wow rasam ente fav anu. ithiri choru kittiyirunnenkil njan muzhauvan teerthu taram. presentation adipoli ayittundu ketto. oro divasam chellum torum presentation superbbb akunnundu

  18. Wonderfully scripted and the photos are lovely…I luv this rasam…luv yur addition of fenugreek and hing…will definitely try this out.

  19. Tomato rasam, my all time fav dear goes well with hot white rice accompany with pepper chicken fry..hmm..very good.

  20. Tomato rasam looks wonderful.Perfect color.

  21. Beautiful presentation..looks healthy and very nice

  22. wow,so happy,i thought of making rasam yday,but i don’t hav rasam powder,so i was planning 2 search how 2 make rasam w’out that,thanks u posted it now.

  23. My comforting food anytime..

  24. I love to drink this in glasses. bookmarked.

  25. Wow so colorful, spicy and perfect for weather dear…Cute serving bowl!!

  26. A very beautiful click and a nice healthy soup.

  27. Lovely dish..but loved the snaps more….

  28. wow tempting… Yummy…. Nice click…

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  30. nice click..looks so perfect and yummy!!!

  31. Beautiful click….:)…

  32. Comfort food for me..kurachu chodu choor kude undayirunnenkil..adipoli :-)

  33. Rasam super,I always prepare with rasam powder.njan try cheythu ,super super…..I like ur blog b coz ur simple&luvly description.Go ahead…………..

  34. Anonymous says:

    I tried this out today, it came out really good..


  35. I swear by your recipes. Tried out the rasam recipe today and it was a hit!

  36. Anonymous says:

    ur rasam was really good!!!! definitely going to try out ur other recipes too…:)

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