Tomato Rasam

Rasam is an important part of our lunch menus. Tomato Rasam is always special and simple to make. The flavour and sourness of Tomato add very good taste to this Rasam. Season it with fried jeera in Ghee for an excellent taste.

Tomato Rasam
Tomato Rasam

Preparation Time-
Cooking Time 20 mins

Thurdhal2 tablespoon
Tamarind1 goosberry size
Tomato1 (big size) or 2 (small size)
Rasam Powder1 1/2 teaspoon
SaltTo taste
Hinga pinch
Coriander LeavesFew

For Seasoning:
Ghee (or oil)1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam1/2 teaspoon
Curry leavesFew

  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice.Cook the thurdhal in pressure cooker and smash it nicely
  2. Chop the tomatoes and add these with the extracted tamarind juice and add the salt, hing and rasam powder and let the Rasam boils for about 10 minutes in the low-medium flame.
  3. Add the smashed dhal and 2 cups of water and then switch off the flame once we see the froth forming. Don't let the Rasam to boil. In a separate pan, add the ghee and add mustard seeds.When the mustard seeds begins to sputter add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and add these to Rasam.
  4. Garnish the rasam with coriander leaves. Delicious rasam is ready for serving
Tomato Rasam
Tomato Rasam

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Hi Aunty, Ds is Shoba Jagan. My daughter who is very choosy abt food wants d rasam to be RED in color.Will let u knw d way I prepare rasam,pls guide me on w to get dt color.I cut half tomato & grid d rest,to dt add tamrid water,sambar powder,little water,kothamalli,turmeric,salt, hing.allow it to boil,nw add dhal water,rasam powder,pinch of sugar.switch it off before it boils.add tadka.pls guide me on hw to make it red in color.

I am not sure if you can read my post. I like your blog very much :

I need recipe for Rasa podi.

Can you provide that also?


Hi Srivatsan
Thanks for your comments. The Rasam powder recipe is already there.

could you please let me know how many tomatoes are to be added? It is not mentioned in the ingredients.

can you tell me how much rasam (3 cups?) does this recipe gives?

Hi, We can serve upto 4 people using this recipe.

Tried this recipe and it was awesome


Hi Devi, You can find some more varieties in the below link

Hope this helps.

Hello Mami,

Can you advise at what stage we need to add water.Seems it s missing in the recipe above.

Sorry, I have missed to add that. After adding dal, we need to add water and bring it to boil.

Hi Mami
I tried this recipe and it came out well. I really liked it.
Thank you!

Just made this - came out DELICIOUS, even by an amateur cook. Thank you!!




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