Tomato Rasam / Thakkali Rasam

Rasam is usually a requisite in South Indian meals. It is commonly made in most of the households. It helps in digestion, and so it is mostly included in the meal. There are many variations of rasam. Here I have posted easy and simple Tomato Rasam.

Tomato Rasam

  • Tomato - 2
  • Tamarind -  gooseberry size ball (Soak tamarind in hot water and extract tamarind juice and discard the pulp)
  • Rasam powder - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic - 2 cloves (crushed)
  • Curry leaves - 4 leaves
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Mustard seeds
  • Red chilly -1 
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste

  1. Boil tomatoes in water. Allow the tomatoes to boil until the skin peels off.
  2. Transfer the tomatoes to a bowl and let it cool down. 
  3. Mash the tomatoes, add the crushed garlic, curry leaves to it and mix well.
  4. Now add the tamarind extract to the tomatoes and mix well. 
  5. Heat 2 table spoon oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add red chilly. 
  6. Now add the tomato and tamarind mix.
  7. Add rasam powder and salt and stir.
  8. Allow to boil for 3 minutes. Add one cup water and lower the flame. (Adjust water according to the thickness needed)
  9. Once the froth starts appearing, garnish with coriander leaves and turn off heat.
  10. Serve hot with rice.