When there are cold days, when we have a cough, then we always remember hot soup because drinking the soup gives warmth to the body and also cures cold cough. But have you ever drunk rasam? Rasam is a South Indian dish which is very simple and very good. Rasam has many recipes, today we will tell you about how to make Tomato Rasam.
In South India rasam is a very famous dish, it looks like sambar but it is a soup made from lentils, tomatoes, and other spices. Let us know how tomato rasam is made and what ingredients will be required to make it.
How to prepare Rasam Powder?
INGREDIENTS for Preparing Rasam Powder:
2-3 Tablespoon Chana Dal
2-3 Tablespoon Tur Dal
2 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
5-6 Dry Red Chillies
1 Tablespoon Cumin Powder
1 Tablespoon Black Pepper Powder
1 Tablespoon Methi Seeds
10-12 Curry Leaves
To make a good rasam, first of all, make homemade rasam powder which is very tasty and it does not take much time to make it. You can also buy ready-made rasam powder from the market. To make homemade rasam powder, firstly put 3 tbsp of chana dal in a pen, after that take 2 tbsp of tur dal and both these pulses and fry them on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
After roasting the lentils, add 2 teaspoon coriander seeds and fry them well. Now we will put 5 to 6 dry red chilies or red chili powder along with 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds. And fry 10 to 12 curry leaves and all of them well for about 3 to 4 minutes.
When the color of all the things turns light brown, they will be kept to cool for some time and after cooling, they will grind into a mixer. Your rasam masala powder will be ready after grinding. This spice is very flavorful and you can store it in an airtight container.
How to make Tomato Rasam?
INGREDIENTS for Making Rasam Soup:
1 Tablespoon Cumin Seeds
1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
4-5 Garlic Cloves
2 Tablespoon Oil
1 Tablespoon Mustard Seeds
2-3 Dry Red Chillies
8-10 Curry Leaves
1/4 Tablespoon Heeng/Asafortida
3-4 Tomatoes Chopped
Now take a pan and put a little oil in it, after the oil is heated, add a little bit of rye, and together it contains 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, and 4 to 5 garlic cloves.
Put all these things lightly smashed. After that, we will put 2 to 3 dry red chilies, 8 to 10 curry leaves, and 1 teaspoon of ghee and mix it for 2 to 3 minutes. After that, add 3 to 4 chopped tomatoes to this mixture and add salt, cook it on a low flame for 2 to 3 minutes and keep cooking it till the tomatoes start dissolving.
After cooking the tomatoes, we will add tamarind pulp to this mixture, if you want, you can also use tamarind water, now we will add rasam powder which we prepared and will cook this mixture for 2 minutes. After cooking the mixture slightly, we will put 4 to 5 cups of water and cook it again till the water boils.
If you like onions, then you can add onions for tempering. After boiling in the mixture you can add salt as per taste and also add turmeric powder and black pepper powder, which is very beneficial for winter. After adding all the ingredients, this mixture will be cooked for 7 to 8 minutes and after that garnishing with green coriander.
Your hot tomato Rasam is ready, you can eat it with Idli, Vada, and Rasam Rice or drink it as a soup.
If you like the Rasam Tomato recipe, then share it with as many people as possible and try this recipe once at home.
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