Tomato Rasam

4 from 1 vote

Tomato rasam is one of the many varieties of rasam made in Tamil households. It is light and flavorful. Can be even given to toddlers.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Served AsLunch
Servings 2


  • Tamarind - the size of a small lemon
  • Tuvar dal - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato - 1/2 cut into cubes
  • Green chillies - 1
  • Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • To temper
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig


  • Soak the tamarind and tuvar dal in water separately for 30 minutes.
  • In a small deep vessel, take the juice squeezed out of the tamarind. Add sambar powder, salt, tomato, green chillies and let it boil for 15 minutes.
  • Boil the tuvar dal in a pressure cooker and mash well.
  • Once the tamaring mixture is reduced to 1/3rd the quantity, add the mashed tuvar dal and mix well. Add water to make it a watery consistency.
  • Boil for 1-2 minutes and turn off the flame.
  • Heat ghee in a small kadai and add mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves. Once they splutter, add it to the rasam. Enjoy with hot rice!


You can add coriander leaves for garnishing.

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