Tomato Rasam

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Sep. 15, 2013

There are many variation of this South Indian delicacy. In this video Bikramjit is showing us how to make tomato flavored rasam. The dish tastes great when served with hot rice.


Red lentil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Dal)
Tomatoes 2 , finely chopped
Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
Grated ginger 1 Teaspoon
Curry leaves 20 (15
Red chili powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Whole dried red chili 2
Asafoetida 1/4 Teaspoon
Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Salt To Taste



1. Pressure cook red gram lentil with 1 ½ cups water for 10 minutes and set it aside.


2. In a pan, heat vegetable oil and add mustard seeds. Let it splutter.

3. Add cumin seeds, dried chilies, ginger, garlic paste, tomato, and curry leaves.

4. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, water, asafetida, and salt to taste. Let it simmer for 3-4 minutes, then add cooked lentil and water (1½ cups). Bring this to boil.


5. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 274Calories from Fat 78

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 120 mg5%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 14 g28%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet