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Traditional Tomato Rasam Recipe

Traditional Tomato Rasam is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Easy
Servings :
Serves 6
RATINGs :
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • Tomatoes - 5-6 (diced roughly)
  • Toor Dal boiled in water - 1 cup
  • Green chillies - 3-4
  • Coriander leaves with stems - 8-9
  • Curry leaves with stems - 5-6
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Toasted (coarsely) black pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Toasted Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Garlic Cloves - 3-4
  • Tamarind water - 1/2 cup (dilute pulp with water)
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Salt as per taste
  • How to Make Traditional Tomato Rasam:

    1. Take a saucepan and add diced tomatoes with 1 cup of water.
    2. Add turmeric powder.
    3. Start blanching tomatoes for 3 mins on medium flame or until they become soft and mushy.
    4. Once they have cooled, mash tomatoes with your hands.
    5. Add 2 more cups of water, boiled dal with water, tamarind water, salt, coriander, curry leaves with stems, slightly crushed garlic cloves and 1.5 green chillies (slit).
    6. Keep watching carefully. Once the mixture boils, immediately switch off the flame and add toasted cumin and black pepper powder (coarsely ground). Check the salt.
    7. Now heat a pan, add oil to it, then add mustard seeds.
    8. Once they splutter, add asafoetida and remaining green chillies to it, then add to rasam.
    9. Serve piping hot rasam with steamed rice.




     

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