Tomatto Rasam(Kerala Style)

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1. Tomato (Medium Sized) – 1+1/2
2. Dal (Sambar Parippu) – 1/4 cup optional
3. Garlic pods – 3 nos
4. Coriander Leaves/Cilantro (Malli yilla) – A few
5.Tamarind Extract / Paste – 1tsp
6. Green Chilly – 2 nos
7.Chopped Onion – 3 tbsp
8.Salt – As required
9.Water – 4 cups

10. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
11. Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
12. Coriander Powder – 2 tbsp
13. Asafetida – 4 pinch
14. Cumin Powder – 1/4 tsp

Garnishing/ Flavoring
15. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
16. Dry Red Chillies – 2
17. Fenugreek Seeds – 1/4 tsp
18 .Pepper Corns – 1/2 tsp
19. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
20. Asafetida – 4 pinch
21.Garlic Pods – 3 nos


1. Cook the dal in a pressure pan sprinkle little bit of asafetida along with it.
2. Add Chopped garlic, chopped Onion, chopped Green chillies and chopped tomatoes and Cilantro into the cooked dal and add 3 cups of water .
3. Add turmeric, chilly powder ,cumin powder and coriander powder and allow it to reduce for 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Add Tamarind pulp and water adjust sourness with salt.
5. Bring it to a boil and Keep it on low flame for about 30 mins until the tomatoes gets mashed up.
6. Heat 2 tbsp of butter/oil in a thick bottom pan.
7. Crackle Mustard seeds, Fenugreek Seeds and dry red chillies,
8. Add the Crushed cumin seeds, Garlic and Pepper corns ,curry leaves, asafetida and turmeric powder .
8. Add the fried mixture to the rasam and allow it to boil for 10 more minutes.
9. Serve it hot.

:- Take 1 tsp of the Tamarind Paste or extract and dissolve it in quarter glass of water. You may add more Tamarind extract if you like the sour taste.I used only very less sourness.

:- Rasam powder is a mixture of coriander powder, chilly powder, cumin powder, fenugreek and asafetida. It is readily available in the market.

Recipe By
Kiran Mary

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6 Responses to “Tomatto Rasam(Kerala Style)”

  1. tina Says:

    Wow spicy rasam..adipoli and perfect with rice and curd..

  2. sailaja Says:

    Yummy with hot rice…….nice presentation

  3. Malar Gandhi Says:

    Looks spicy and comforting, prefect for the weather here:)

  4. SIMI Says:


  5. kiran Says:

    Thank u very much to all my dears for ur wonderfull comments………

    I Couldnt login for the past few days, was busy with shifting so i missed all ur recipes too.. i need to return back in full swing.

  6. udayabasker Says:

    thanks for sending article about rasam……the south indian variety!

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