Tomato rasam

Tomato rasam

This being a variety of rasam, which is made purely with tomatoes and with few spices and herbs and this also served along with steamed rice. A must food in south Indian meals, also good for digestion and can also be served as soup.

Tomato Rasam

Tomato Rasam

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes – 4 nos
  • Water – 2 cup (1/2 litre)
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • Methi seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Red chillies – 2 nos
  • Coriander leaves – 4 stalks
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Curry leaves – a string
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Peppercorns – 1 ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp

Preparation:

  • Blanch the tomatoes and grind those tomatoes to a puree.
  • Pour them in a bowl, along with water.
  • Take 1 ½ tsp of cumin seeds, garlic and peppercorns in mixier and coarsely grind it.
  • Finely chop the coriander leaves along with the stalk and put them into the tomato water.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, put mustard, cumin, curry leaves and red chillies(pinched) and wait till they crackle.
  • Put the coarse grounded mixture and fry them till the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in the tomato water, sprinkle with asafetida. Wait till it starts boiling.
  • Once it starts boiling, put in low flame for about 10 mins.

Serve hot with steamed rice or as soup. A good comforting and soothing food for fever and cold.

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