South Indian Recipes: How To Make Tomato Rasam, The Easy Way! (Recipe Video Inside)


  • Rasam is a tangy soup
  • Rasam may help boost immunity
  • Rasam is basically an appetiser but you can pair it with rice or vada too

It is that time of the year again, the temperatures are setting new records, and apart from wrapping ourselves in layers of woolen, there’s little that you can do in combatting this biting cold. Rasam is a South Indian soup that is served piping hot and is meant to be consumed that way. People also like to pair rice and idli with their rasam, because the soup is so versatile and loaded. It is sharp, tangy, spicy and just perfect for the weather. There are many kinds of rasam, but we have to say that we are a tad biased towards tomato rasam, simply because of the tangy punch it comes with.

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In her recipe video, food vlogger Reshu shows us how to make easy tomato rasam at home. The recipe video was posted on ‘Cooking With Reshu’ YouTube channel.

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Follow these easy steps to make tomato rasam the easy way: 

1. Start with making the masala, heat some toor dal, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, red chillies, black pepper, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, roast them on low medium flame.
2. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, roast until curry leaves are dry. 
3. Transfer the masala onto a plate, let it cool and grind it into a coarse masala.
4. Wash and peel tomatoes and chop them roughly.
5. To the tomatoes add tamarind juice. You can make tamarind juice at home, take about 15-20 tamarinds and soak them in water, mash them until you get the juice. You can also use lemon juice if you do not have tamarind juice.
6. Mash and combine the tomatoes and tamarind juice. Keep it aside.
7. Next heat oil in a kadhai, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing. Sautee on low medium flame.
8. Add crushed garlic and ginger, saute till slightly golden.
9. Add red chillies, curry leaves and saute for 2-3 minutes.
10. Add turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, mix well.
11. Add the tomatoes, mix well.  Throw in some salt for taste. Add water let it come to boil.
12. Add rasam masala, mix well. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Mash occasionally. Garnish with coriander leaves. The rasam is ready to serve. 

Watch: How To Make Tomato Rasam | Tomato Rasam Recipe Video



About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

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