Thakkali / Tomato Rasam

Rasam is also called as South Indian soup. It has lot of medicinal effects and it is good to have rasam daily. There are so many types of rasams and each has its unique taste. Thakkali / Tomato rasam is made without any dhal. I have recipe for Paruppu Rasam where we use toor dhal along with tomatoes and tamarind. This recipes uses tomatoes as the main ingredient. When I was a kid, I had this rasam in my mom’s mom place where my grandmother had made this. When I had this Thakkali / Tomato Rasam, I found the taste to be quite different from the one amma and paati (dad’s mom) makes at home. Then I pestered my mom to learn this rasam and from that time this has become a regular recipe in my home. This rasam is so delicious and easy to make too. When I have sudden guests and who love to have South Indian food, I make this at home.

Other recipes to try

Rasam powder

Mangalore rasam podi

Horsegram rasam

Pineapple rasam

Paruppu rasam

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Thakkali Rasam / Tomato Rasam

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Rasam is also called as South Indian soup. It has lot of medicinal effects and it is good to have rasam daily. There are so many types of rasams and each has its unique taste. Tomato rasam is made without any dhal. I have recipe for Paruppu Rasam where we use toor dhal along with tomatoes and tamarind. This recipes uses tomatoes as the main ingredient. When I was a kid, I had this rasam in my mom’s mom place where my grandmother had made this. When I had this rasam, I found the taste to be quite different from the one amma and paati (dad’s mom) makes at home. Then I pestered my mom to learn this rasam and from that time this has become a regular recipe in my home. This rasam is so delicious and easy to make too. When I have sudden guests and who love to have South Indian food, I make this at home.
Other recipes to try
Rasam powder
Mangalore rasam podi
Horsegram rasam
Pineapple rasam
Paruppu rasam
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Pressure cooker
  • Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 6 nos Desi tomatoes
  • Lemon size Tamarind
  • As per taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Rasam powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper-cumin powder
  • A pinch Asafoetida
  • few Coriander

For seasoning

  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

Instructions
 

  • Wash and chop the tomatoes into big chunks. Transfer to a vessel into which we are going to pressure cook.
  • Add required amount of salt, turmeric powder, rasam powder, jaggery, asafoetida, pepper-cumin powder.
  • Pressure cook the tomatoes with all the powders. Once the tomatoes are cooked, mash it well.
  • Take a lemon sized tamarind, add little water and boil it to extract tamarind juice. Keep it aside.
  • In a pan, add ghee, splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack add cumin and saute for a minute.
  • Then add curry leaves and saute.
  • Add mashed tomatoes into the pan. Also add tamarind juice into the pan.
  • Add water to adjust the consistency of the rasam. Allow it to boil.
  • Once the froth starts appearing, turn off the stove and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve it with hot rice, fryums and some poriyal.

Video

Keyword Comforting food, Easy recipe, Rasam, Rasam powder, rasam varieties, Southindian soup

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wash and chop the tomatoes into big chunks. Transfer to a vessel into which we are going to pressure cook.
  • Add required amount of salt, turmeric powder, rasam powder, jaggery, asafoetida, pepper-cumin powder.
  • Pressure cook the tomatoes with all the powders. Once the tomatoes are cooked, mash it well.
  • Take a lemon sized tamarind, add little water and boil it to extract tamarind juice. Keep it aside.
  • In a pan, add ghee, splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack add cumin and saute for a minute.
  • Then add curry leaves and saute.
  • Add mashed tomatoes into the pan. Also add tamarind juice into the pan.
  • Add water to adjust the consistency of the rasam. Allow it to boil.
  • Once the froth starts appearing, turn off the stove and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve it with hot rice, fryums and some poriyal.

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Comments

12th June 2019 at 9:36 PM

Lovely tomato rasam, I would love to drink a cup of this delicious rasam. 🙂



13th June 2019 at 6:45 AM

Most comforting food, Rasam



18th June 2019 at 8:24 AM

Love to try this!



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