Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tomato Rasam

This is another South Indian recipe which is normally called as Rasam/Charu. Enjoy this rasam when it is hot.


  • Tomatoes: 2 (Medium size)
  • Green chillies -2
  • Tamarind:  little gooseberry size.
  • Rasam powder: 1 tsp
  • Jeera: ¼ tsp
  • Dry red chillies: 2
  • Coriander leaves:  a few handfuls chopped
  • Salt: Taste enough
  • Turmeric powder: 2 pinch
  • Oil: 2 spoons
  • Asafoetida: 1 pinch
  • Sugar: ½ tsp (optional)
  • Mustard seeds: ¼ tsp


  • Take 1 cup of water and let it boil for sometime.
  • Grind the tomatoes along with green chillies and tamarind in a mixer.
  • Add this mixture to the boiling water and add sufficient enough salt and let it boil for another 5 min.
  • Now add the Rasam Powder and sugar and let it boil for another 5 min.
  • Take a kadai/mukudu/thick bottom vessel and pour some oil and bring it to heat
  • Add the asafoetida, mustard seeds / avalu, jeera, fenugreek seeds, red chillies and let them splutter.
  • Add this tadka to the Rasam and serve Hot.

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