December 6, 2010

Tomato / Thakkali Rasam





Gooseberry size

Cumin Seeds

2 tbs

Pepper Corns

1 tbs


4 pods

Coriander Seeds

1 tbs

Sambar Onion


Curry Leaves

2 spring

Coriander Leaves



To taste


½ tbs


1 tbs

Mustard Seeds

1 tbs

Urad Dal

1 tbs

Green Chilly



1. Wash the tomatoes and cut them into small pieces. Then soak them in hot water for 5 mins.

2. Wash and soak the tamarind without seeds in the water with the tomatoes.

3. Grind them into a paste and filter them. If necessary, add water.

4. Grind cumin seeds, pepper corns, garlic, coriander seeds, sambar onion and a spring of curry leaves into a dry powder.

5. Add a few drops of water to the dry powder and grind again till the powder becomes coarse.

6. Mix grounded powder and salt with the filtered tomato and tamarind mixture.

7. Heat the oil with mustard seeds in a pan, till the mustard seeds pops.

8. Then add urad dal, green chilly (wash and split into halves) and remaining curry leaves to the pan.

9. Saute for a minute.

10. Pour the mixture (of step 6) into the pan.

11. Wait till the bubbles pop and then switch off the stove.

12. Now add the chopped coriander leaves and asafotida.

13. Transfer it to a bowl and close the lid immediately so that the aroma does not get away.

I have link this to Priya Srinivasan's CMT.


Suji said...

ahha..rasam on piping hot rice , it will be perfect for this cold weather here..Looks delicious...

chitraj.hegde said...

Rasam with hot rice,,,,yummy for this winter hubby's the by,,,plz visit my blog for spcial thanks,,which i want to tell you..

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply delicious..

Unknown said...

i love to drink hot rasam in a glass...just rasam....ahhh...yum!

Chitra said...


Suja Manoj said...

Delicious hot it.

Swathi said...

I need a glass of this rasam. Cold, is here.

Krishnaveni said...

my fav rasam, looks great

R said...

looks so comforting, could settle down with a cup of rasam in this cold weather!

Mahi said...

perfect rasam! :)

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