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Oct 24, 2014

Tomato Rasam Recipe / Thakkali Rasam Recipe

My all time favourite is this rasam, even though i have made lots of varieties of rasam and shared it here, still my favourite is tomato rasam. I make this quite a lot of ways but this is my favourite and fail proof recipe.

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This is so easy to make.. The main thing you have to keep on mind is " never boil rasam so much" once it comes to boil and you see a foamy layer formin over it, just turn it off and add a bunch of coriander leaves. Next thing is always keep the rasam bowl of pan covered till you serve it. Because then the aroma can escape..Keep this two thing on mind and i am sure you will make the perfect rasam always..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 16 mins
Serves : 5 to 6


Tomatoes - 1 medium size chopped roughly
Green Chilli - 1 slit
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp

Tamarind Pulp - 2 to 3 tblspn
Garlic - 3 cloves crushed roughly
Water - 3 cups
Coriander Leaves a handful
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp

For Grinding:
Garlic - 4 cloves 
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Tomato - 1 medium size chopped

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp 
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Curry leaves - a sprig


Take grinding ingredients in a blender and make it into a fine puree.

Heat oil in a sauce pan, add in mustard, cumin, asafoetida and curry leaves. Saute for 30 sec.

Add in the ground masala and cook till oil separates from it.

Now add in chilli, pepper and turmeric powder. Along with some salt and sugar mix well.

Now add in some chopped tomatoes and slit green chillies. Mix well.

Add in tamarind pulp and water. Mix well. Add in crushed garlic cloves and mix well.

Bring it to boil, once it starts to boil, turn off the heat and add in lots of chopped coriander leaves,

Mix well. Cover it till serving.

Serve with rice.

Take all your ingredients

Take garlic and cumin seeds in a blender

add in tomato

make it into a smooth puree

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in cumin, mustard and curry leaves

add a touch of asafoetida

saute for 30 sec

add in pureed tomato mix

keep cooking till oil separates

now add in chilli, pepper and turmeric powder

add some salt and sugar

mix well

now add in some chopped tomatoes and slit green chilli

add in tamarind pulp

and lots of water

mix well

taste to check seasoning

now add some crushed garlic cloves

mix well

bring it to boil

once it starts to boil like this

turn off the heat and add a handful of chopped coriander leaves

cover it with a tight fitting lid till serving



  1. I was jus googlin through some recipes when I stopped by this recipe and thought of giving it a try ...

    To be honest , this isn't d first time I was making a tomato rasam courtesy other bloggin sites . But I have no words for this one ... IT WAS AWESOME !!! It tastes so different ! I loved loved loved it !! And so did everyone in my family ... I wonder why I dint try this before ... But better late than never :-)
    Thanku so very much for sharing this ... I am lookin forward to trying more of ur recipes ... Keep goin n keep cookin :-)

  2. The images greatly helped.. great efforts great rasam recipe..

  3. This is the best tomato rasam recipe I ever got. Tasted awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  4. Awsome recipe....easy and tasty....thanks alot .....

  5. Great recipe. Tried cooking Rasam for the first time and it really tasted great. Following this site for more recipes. Thanks.

  6. Tasty Rasam Recipe -- it came out so good and the taste is out of the world. Keep posting

  7. Tried this recipe today and it was really good..Thanks

  8. Thank u for this recipe... It tastes awesome... Really gud... Got appreciation from my family for this dish... Thank u so much...

  9. awesome receipe.. everyone in my family liked very much.. thanks for sharing.. i tried rasam for first time by seeing this receipe.. it was very tasty.. once again thanks for posting

  10. Good one but do we need to put garlic


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