Tomato Garlic Rasam - Revisited Recipe

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Friday, October 24, 2014

Another week of Blogging marathon, starting from today, i will be revisiting some of my old recipes, that needs some love & care. This tomato-garlic rasam is one of the few recipes i blogged  during my blog budding days and is also one of the many recipes that needs some make-over. 
This Rasam is one which i make almost every week. After packing lunch for hubby, it is me and the kids and we don't feel like having sambhar everyday. So, it is either rasam or dal  that makes into my kitchen almost during the weekdays. This Tomato-Garlic Rasam is an excellent choice to have during a cold/flu. It brings great relief.I don't say it substitutes your regular medicines, but definitely brings a great relief in those cranky/nagging/achy time.
To grind
4 nos Tomatoes 
3 -4 garlic cloves
1 tsp shredded ginger
1 no green chilli
2 sprig curry leaves
handful of coriander leaves

2 heaped tsp homemade rasam powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 pinches of hing

2 tsp Ghee/oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 no round red chili
a generous pinch of freshly crushed peppercorn

  • Chop the tomatoes, take it along with rest of the ingredients given under To grind in a mixer and grind it to a fine paste using 1/2 cup of water.
  • Transfer the contents to another vessel and wash the mixie jar with another 1/2 cup of water and add that to the already ground tomato mixture.
  • Now add rasam powder, hing and salt to the ground mixture and let this cook in a medium flame for 10-15 minutes.  It will start foaming well, let the rawness of the rasam powder escape.
  • After 15 minutes, Check the consistency, if it is too thick, add another 1/2 cup of water or else leave it as such. If adding water, let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Take it off the stove.
  • Now for the tempering, in a kadai, heat oil/ghee, splutter mustard seeds, add cumin, red chili and pepper powder. Pour this sizzling tempering on top of the rasam. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot along with rice or just have it as a soup.

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  1. Wat a comforting food, just loved ur clicks..

  2. What a world of difference Priya...your new ones are so breathtaking..and the rasam so inviting ..

  3. The weather here warrants that bowl of rasam now!!

  4. New clicks are amazing Priya. Tomato garlic rasam looks awesome.

  5. very delicious and aromatic rasam , love the new clicks :)

  6. The new clicks are really good.....esp the last one.

  7. another delicious version of rasam I must try


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