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Ingredients :

Tuvar dhal cooked water - 1 1/2 cup  (see Notes)
Tomato - 1 big(sour tomato is good)
Garlic - 1 pod
Jeera - 1 1/2 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
coriander for garnishing

Seasoning :

Fenu greek seeds - 1 tsp
Red chilli -1
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1/2 tsp

Method :

1. Grind  tomato, jeera, peppercorns, curry leaves, garlic, red chilles to fine paste.
2. Dilute the mixture with dhal water and adjust the consistency.
3. Bring the mixture to boil once it comes to rolling boil,  temper the rasam with red chilli and fenugreek. You can use ghee or oil for tempering. Close with the lid immediately.
4. Garnish with coriander leaves.
5. Serve with hot rice, poriyal(koora), and chips or appalam.

Note :

1. If tomato is not sour add tbsp of tamarind extract.
2. Cook tuvar dhal in pressure cooker reserve the water for making rasam or use 1/8 cup of cooked tuvar dhal dilute with water and use if for making rasam.
3. You can even use normal water instead of dhal water, it tastes slightly different but still it tastes good.

Rush  – (June 17, 2009 at 2:38 PM)  

rasam sounds great for tonite :)

seeing all the foodblogs, i wish i was a guy and would have had a lovely cooking wife!!jus kidding!!

lata raja  – (June 17, 2009 at 3:00 PM)  

That simple???? Pavithra that's as comforting as the rasam itself...I mean no work yaar:)

Vrinda  – (June 17, 2009 at 3:17 PM)  

Rasam,my all time fav..i know its everyones presentation again..Abt ur question..i recently took basic cake decorating course,thats it..its fun and great timepass

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (June 17, 2009 at 3:32 PM)  

Sounds so yummy! ANd easy!
Lovely dish as usual...
Tomato is your fav vegetable - hey why not ? I love it too....

Mangala Bhat  – (June 17, 2009 at 3:43 PM)  

tomato ...charu ..very intersting fav!!! :)Yuummmyyy!!!

Anonymous –   – (June 17, 2009 at 3:49 PM)  

will u bel;ieve? I make it the exact same way..its sucha soothing taste.

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian)  – (June 17, 2009 at 4:14 PM)  

Wow-Pavi,you must have been really good with rangoli designs too! I just love your presentations :)

kittymatti  – (June 17, 2009 at 4:29 PM)  

Beautiful Post Pavithraaaaaaaa!!!

Unknown  – (June 17, 2009 at 4:50 PM)  

Rasam is real comfort food. I make thakkali rasam slightly different than yours, but this simple rasam looks like a beauty pageant with your beautiful decoration. You are really very innovative to use even the spices to decorate the dish. Should learn from you.

Ann  – (June 17, 2009 at 5:14 PM)  

Rasam sounds yumm and its a cute platting.

Nupur  – (June 17, 2009 at 5:18 PM)  

Very pretty decoration of the dish, and the rasam looks delicious.

Kumudha  – (June 17, 2009 at 5:33 PM)  

I too love tomato rasam, so tasty, yet so easy to cook1

Bhawna  – (June 17, 2009 at 5:50 PM)  

Tomato Rasam is always a comfort food when not feeling well or any winter evening. Ur posts are always yummy.

Anu  – (June 17, 2009 at 7:15 PM)  

Rasam looks yummy..
I like this picture so much romba alaga eruku.......

Pooja  – (June 17, 2009 at 7:17 PM)  

We always like to have a rasam and poriyal with rice.. its a simple meal but tastes heavenly !... pavithra despite the work u managed to decorate this.. hats off to u for that !.. i was just wondering,looking at your post whether u had fallen in love with tomato.. hee hee hee

Varsha Vipins  – (June 17, 2009 at 7:31 PM) favvvvvvvv..those tomatoes looks cute like lil crabs ..:)

Unknown  – (June 17, 2009 at 8:23 PM)  

I love Rasam, its so the way have taken any class for dish decorating..everytime its so unique..I just love it..

Padma  – (June 17, 2009 at 8:35 PM)  

Rasam looks great.. love it with rice or drink as it is :)

Nithya Praveen  – (June 17, 2009 at 10:31 PM)  

Comfort food i must say...perfect with hot steamed rice and a lil bit of ghee:-)

chef and her kitchen  – (June 17, 2009 at 11:16 PM)  

I make 3-4 types of tomato rasam' comfort food for rice with some fry...urs look good too..

Saritha  – (June 18, 2009 at 1:29 AM)  

presentation looks great ,love to have that rasam

Priya Suresh  – (June 18, 2009 at 1:54 AM)  

I do love this tomato rasam...looks yummm!!

gtyuk  – (June 18, 2009 at 2:28 AM)  

I love thakkali rassam, sounds like a shorba indeed :)

Raks  – (June 18, 2009 at 3:13 AM)  

Looks yummy,I love tomato rasam! U have lots of patience to present the dish every time decorated!!

Parita  – (June 18, 2009 at 3:49 AM)  

I too make rasam when I am too tired, its such a comfort dish, i really adore your presentation, you are very creative girl!!!

suvi  – (June 18, 2009 at 5:16 AM)  

this is one of our favourites...the best part is it is so easy to make!

Unknown  – (June 18, 2009 at 5:20 AM)  

wow so beautiful presentation and chaaru look so perfect nice and comfort food.

AnuSriram  – (June 18, 2009 at 8:19 AM)  

Yummy rasam and a wonderful appealing presentation!

Laavanya  – (June 18, 2009 at 9:06 AM)  

I love the tangy taste of tomato rasam too and that meal sounds so comforting.

Malar Gandhi  – (June 18, 2009 at 9:11 AM)  

As usual, love pictures. Interesting decor!! Rasam looks great.

100th post, congrats on your hard work...have a great blogging years to come!!  – (June 18, 2009 at 10:16 AM)  

Hey Pavithra... you have nice collection of tomato recipes... and this tomato rasam looks yumm... Lovely and of course a great presentaion too...

Sowmya  – (June 18, 2009 at 11:41 AM)  

Rasam is the best I can have when am sick and tired of all food. Tomato rasam looks lovely dear..

A rasam and a curry is more than enough to quench my burning hunger anytime.

Lovely presentation pavi, wonder how u make so much time :)

Pooja  – (June 18, 2009 at 12:35 PM)  

Looks perfect and delicious! So comforting to have with rice.You know what? I too made rasam yesterday! I love your version.

Kalaivani  – (June 18, 2009 at 12:50 PM)  

Lovely dish with hot rice.Nice presentation.Yummy rasam.

Anuradha –   – (June 18, 2009 at 11:20 PM)  

Wow... Decoration is awesome!!

Shraddha  – (June 30, 2009 at 9:23 PM)  

I have became fan of all of your recipes and decoration..really you are very creative....

Pavithra Elangovan  – (February 28, 2010 at 10:33 PM)  

Thanks all of you for your lovely comment.

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