November 26, 2012

How to Make Tomato Rasam

Recipe by Naiya Sheth : Learn how to make Tomato Rasam. This is a home made recipe for very well known South Indian drink. As a fact it is served hot it can be served before lunch or dinner during winter. It is a fat free drink and even can be served with rice or alone.

Preparation time - 5 to 7 minutes
Cooking time - 20 -25 minutes
Makes - 4 glasses

Ingredients to make Tomato Rasam:

7 to 8 tomatoes
3 table spoon tamarind pulp
Salt to taste 
1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder 
1/2 tea spoon asafoetida
1 tea spoon red chilli powder

For Rasam Powder:

2 tea spoon cumin seeds 
3 tea spoon coriander seeds
12 to 15 peppercorn

For garnishing:

Finely chopped coriander leaves

Method to make Tomato Rasam: 

  • In a flat pan dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds and peppercorns at slow flame. Roast till it turns to light brown in colour.
  • Let it cool at room temperature. And grind into fine powder. Keep a side.
  • Blanch tomatoes as per microwave cooking tips.
  • Remove skin and mash them slightly with fork.
  • In a pan take 6 cups of water and let it cook till boiling temperature. 
  • Add rasam powder, tomato pulp, turmeric powder, tamarind pulp, salt, asafoetida and red chilli powder to it. Again boil for 8 to 10 minutes. 
  • Hot and tangy Tomato Rasam is ready to serve. Serve hot and at the time of serving garnish with finely chopped coriander leaes.

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