Tuesday, 5 January 2016


Tomato Rasam is very popular in South India using tomatoes, pepper, cumin seeds and garlic pulses as main ingredients.It is either had with hot rice or drunk as a starter. It has a distinct taste and its fluid consistency make it an ideal food for children, patients and adults. It is also an easily digestive semi solid having anti oxidents and certain vitamins keeping the body healthy. It can be included in the balanced diet.Pregnant women will also find rasam saatham is a very good meal which contains vitamins, proteins and minerals, activating the work of stomach and intestines properly.

Now we move to the preparation of tomato rasam in our kitchen.


Four medium size tomatos
garlic pulses five
mustard seeds one teaspoon
asafoetida one pinch
cumin seeds one teaspoon
pepper one teaspoon
cooked dal one tablespoon mashed and mixed with water one cup
curry leaves half cup
red chillies  three split
coriander leaves finely chopped


Wash the tomatoes and place them in required water so as to immerse fully .
Allow to boil for 10 minutes so as to the skin of the tomatoes shink and cooked.
Allow them to cool.
Roast the pepper, cumin seeds.
powder them coarsely.
Grate the peeled off garlic pulses'
Peel off the tomatoes and mash them and strain with the help of a sieve plate.
Add the coarse powder of pepper and cumin seeds and garlic grates.
Mash the chopped coriander leaves for a while with the half cup of tomato solution
Pour the dal mix into the tomato mixture.
Heat the cooking oil or gingelly oil in a dry pan
Allow the mustard seeds to splutter.
Add red chillies and curry leaves.
Let the flame is low level
Add Asafoetida and pour the contents we mixed all the ingredients with tomato mixture.
Add required salt.
Allow to the boiling point.
Remove from the flame.

The delicious tomato rasam is ready to enjoy with hot rice.
You can have it as a starter or after meal.
It is a perfect one during monsoon season or when we suffer with cold it will soothen our throat.

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