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TOMATO RASAM Vegetarian-Dish

Tomato Rasam is a very staple diet in the South Indian household. The tomatoes in this rasam can be kept as pieces or ground into a puree and had as a soup. Serve it with hot rice, topped with ghee and a South Indian vegetable of your choice, like beetroot curry, carrot curry, pavaikkai curry etc.


Tomato or tomato puree
: 4 to 5
Red gram dal
: 4 tbsp
Rasam powder
: 1 tsp
: a pinch
Mustard seeds
: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder
: 1/4 tsp
: few drops
Curry leaves
: a few
Coriander leaves
: a few

Tomato Rasam


  • Cook the red gram dal for 15-20 minutes with sufficient water, turmeric and few drops of oil, checking in between for sufficiency of water.
  • Add the tomatoes or puree, salt, rasam powder, asafoetida and curry leaves and microwave high for 5 minutes.
  • Season with coriander seeds and coriander leaves.