Monday, November 19, 2007

Tomato Rasam, Soup From India



I love to eat hot rice with rasam, a popular soup from
southern parts of India.

I sometimes like to drink rasam as a soup. I often
eat, rice and rasam - my comfort dish during winter.

When I suffer from cold, I crave for hot tangy rasam and rice.

Sometimes when I don't have fresh tomatoes, I usually make rasam
with store-bought tomato juice.

Tomato Rasam

340 ml Tomato Juice(I use Campbell's Tomato juice)
340 ml water
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp grated garlic
1 tsp Madras curry powder
Cilantro for garnishing

In a vessel, heat the vegetable oil, add mustard
seeds. Once the mustard seeds pop, add cumin seeds,
ginger , garlic, crushed red pepper and curry powder.
After one minute, add tomato juice, salt and water.

Turn off the heat once it starts to boil, that is
after 10 -12 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.

Tastes great with hot rice and poppadom.

14 comments:

Roopa said...

yum rasam one of my favorites :)

aTxVegn said...

I love tomato rasam. We have some really nice Indian restaurants here, but I would love to make this at home. The recipe looks wonderful!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Lovely rasam! I cannot imagine a day without rasam and curd for lunch! Nice recipe kumuda! :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

It's finally starting to get cold enough here for it to be soup weather :o)

SaraJane said...

Yum! That sounds not only tasty, but quick and easy.

urban vegan said...

I've never tasted this--but I love any Indian veg food and I love tomatoes....so I am sure I'll love it, too.

Rasam-a-rama time!

Kribha said...

Who does not like this? It's my hubby fav.Pass me on a steaming hot bowl of tomato rasam please.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice colour Kumudha...Very nice recipe:)

sagari said...

lovely rasammmm looks sooo yummy

aparna said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog.
I don't like rasam, I'm afraid but my daughter loves the stuff. I have a different recipe, though. A rasam is a rasam by any name.

TBC said...

oooh! love that color! That's a nice way of making rasam...using tomato juice.
Rasam is one of my favorites:)

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It's such a great recipe for two simple reasons: tasty and simple! Besides that it is very cheap to prepare! I love Eastern food and this is a very traditional plate in India.

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