Tomato Rasam Recipe

This is QUICK and EASY Tomato Rasam recipe. There are many variations in making tomato rasam. But this one is Instant version and will be ready in 15 minutes only.

Tomato Rasam Recipe (How to make Quick and Easy tomato rasam)

As you know that Rasam is integral part of South Indian meal. They make it almost every single day.

As the name says, it is made with tomatoes. The sour, tangy flavor comes from tomatoes only. No tamarind is used here. There is another version called tomato charu (Andhra style) where tamarind extract is used. I will share this version some other time.

I would like to have this tomato rasam alone like a soup. But it also tastes good with hot steamed rice.

Here I have used homemade rasam powder, you can use store bought one too. It is up to your preference.

Now we love rasam at home, so I make it often. I will be sharing more different ones.

I have already shared two rasam recipes
Dal rasam // Rasam (simple version without rasam powder and without dal)


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1) Take pureed tomatoes, chopped tomato, grated ginger, crushed garlic and chopped coriander leaves into a pan.

2) Add 2 cups of water and turn the heat on medium.
Tomato Rasam Recipe (How to make Quick and Easy tomato rasam)

3) Let the mixture come to a boil.

4) Now add rasam powder.
Tomato Rasam Recipe (How to make Quick and Easy tomato rasam)

5) Also add salt, pepper and turmeric powder. Mix well.

6) Let it simmer for 5-6 minutes. Then turn off the stove.
Tomato Rasam Recipe (How to make Quick and Easy tomato rasam)

7) Now to make tempering, heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat.

8) Once hot add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
Tomato Rasam Recipe (How to make Quick and Easy tomato rasam)

9) Then add dried red chili, curry leaves and hing. Saute for few seconds.

10) Immediately add the tempering to the rasam. And cover the pan right away to trap the flavors. Let it rest covered for 5 minutes. Then serve.
Tomato Rasam Recipe (How to make Quick and Easy tomato rasam)

Serving suggestion: Serve rasam with steamed rice and side of any vegetable dish. It can be served with idli or medu vada too.

Tomato Rasam Recipe (How to make Quick and Easy tomato rasam)

Tomato Rasam Recipe (How to make Quick and Easy tomato rasam)
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Tomato Rasam Recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)

Course Main Course
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For tomato rasam recipe:

  • 2 Tomato Pureed
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger grated
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Rasam powder
  • Salt to taste
  • teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • teaspoon Black pepper powder

For tempering:

  • 2 teaspoons Ghee (Clarified butter)
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 Dried red chilies
  • 7-8 Curry leaves
  • A pinch Hing (Asafoetida)

Instructions

Making tomato rasam recipe:

  1. Take all the rasam ingredients except tempering ones in the pan. Mix well.
  2. Let the mixture come to a boil and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Now heat the ghee in a small tempering pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  4. Now add dried red chili, curry leaves and hing. Saute for few seconds and immediately add to the rasam.
  5. Cover the pan right away and keep it covered for 5 minutes.
  6. Then remove it to a serving bowl and serve hot/warm with rice.

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