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tomato rasam

Tomato Rasam


Onasadya (traditional Onam feast) is prominent in the celebrations of Onam, the harvest and state festival of Kerala. It is famous world-wide, because a number of items (preferably vegetarian) are served in the delicious feast. While Sambhar makes a prominent side dish, served with rice, Rasam is another item that is inevitable from the menu. Typically a South Indian dish, Rasam is known for its health benefits, lip-smacking taste and enticing aroma. It is beneficial to the health because of its digestive qualities. In the following lines, we have given an easy recipe of Tomat/ Thakkali Rasam, to let you know how to make it.

Tomato Rasam Recipe

*. 3-4 tbsp Red Gram Daal
*. 4 large Tomatoes, finely chopped
*. 1/2 tsp Garlic Paste
*. 1-inch piece of Ginger, finely chopped
*. 21/2 cups Water
*. 1tsp Garlic, grated
*. 1 or 2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
*. Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
*. Salt, to taste
*. chili or pepper powder, to taste.*. 1/2tsp Turmeric Powder
*. 1tsp Mustard Seeds
*. 1tsp ****in Seeds
*. 1-2 whole dried Red Chili, halved
*. A pinch Asafetida
*. Few Curry Leaves
*. 2 tbsp Oil


*. Pick, wash and pressure cook the daal and keep side.
*. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, ****in seeds, curry leaves, dried chili and asafetida.
*. When mustard seeds start to splutter add garlic, ginger, tomatoes and green chilies.
*. Add salt, chili & turmeric powder and a cup of water.
*. Simmer for 5-6 minutes and add the cooked daal and 11/2 cup of water and bring to boil.
*. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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