Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tomato Rasam / Tomato Soup | Soup Recipes

I was wondering why I did not have any rasam recipes on my blog. I do not make rasams that often but still prepare quite a variety of them, Kollu rasam being the favorite. The literal translation of Rasam/Chaaru is juice/essence in English. It is an important course of South-Indian meal and aids in digestion and is a staple food for cold and fever. It is so soothing and comforting for a sick day. This recipe here is a fool-proof one adopted from Mallika Badninath's cookbook.
Ingredients:
Serves-2
Ripe Tomatoes - 2 or 3 - roughly chopped
Tamarind - a gooseberry size
Salt - to taste
Make a paste:
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2" piece
Asafoetida/Hing/Perungayam - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 3 cloves
Green chilli - 1
Shallots/Pearl onions - 2
Method: 
Cook the tomatoes and tamarind with 1/4 cup of water for about 5 mins or until the tomatoes become soft. Allow to cool and make a puree. Mix with 3 cups of water and set aside. You could strain if desired. Make a paste of the ingredients mentioned and add to the tomato mix. Add salt and cook on the stovetop until it boils. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with steamed rice. Can also be served as soup.
Sending this warm and comforting rasam to One Me - Two Ways - Tomato event by Hima.


35 comments:

  1. love tomato rasam .adding shallots is new to me...will try out ur version soon

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  2. Hey yummy tongue tickling rasam...

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  3. Your version of tomato rasam is very new to me...cinnamon in rasam n totally different n interesting rasam..,today going to try your rasam n let u know :)

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  4. loved the cinnamon twist in rasam krithi- it is mallika's recipe you have mentioned- wonder how i missed it in her cookbook - thanks for sharing !

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  5. I can eat rasam any time.. lovely rasam:)

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  6. I love tomato soup and this reminds me I want to try making it!

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  7. My favourite rasam.. love the sour spicy flavours:)
    Reva

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  8. tangy and flavourd rasamm is yum!!!!

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  9. yummy and tempting rasam...:)

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  11. Loved this little addition of cinnamon to this tangy wonder.

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  12. different from the way i make it but tasty I am sure. Will make it soon

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  13. Another new dish to add too my collection; looks real good.
    Rita

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  14. Mmmmm this looks flavorful n delicious..
    Tasty Appetite

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  15. your rasam looks awesome..i dont add cinnoman to rasam..sounds great

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  16. different version of rasam to me... will try it out soon...

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  17. lovely drink..perfect for rainy season!!craving for some now!!

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  18. சூப்பர்ர் தக்காளி ரசம்!!

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  19. Perfect and tempting soup.. looks absolutely inviting..

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  20. This is definitely one of my fav type of rasam with tomato and no lentils. Looks delicious.
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  21. Anytime comforting and flavourful rasam...looks so tempting

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  22. Never made this rasam with shallots,nice recipe!

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  23. Rasam with a twist...looks ver good. Rasam is one that both hubby and me like very much.

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  24. Wow!!! Looks yummy. My fav. But never added cinnamon before.

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  25. Looks delicious..love the flavors..YUM!!

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  26. the basic dishes are the best - I did make poondu rasam and potato-onion roast the other day and was loved by all :)

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  27. Oh krithi, pass me the bowl..I so need it rt now..My all time fav..

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  28. Love the paste you used to make your rasam, sounds superb !!!

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