For every South Indian, Rasam and Potato curry must be the most comfortable & simple lunch menu. Whenever Sendhil have his lunch at office, I make rasam and potato poriyal for myself & Raksha as we both are big fan of this combo. Usually I make my South Indian style rasam recipe adding tamarind, tomato and dal water. But today, I prepared a simple tomato rasam recipe without tamarind and toor dal water for the first time following this recipe. I tweaked the recipe to ease the process. It came out well. Myself & Raksha loved it a lot. It tasted great with potato poriyal. If you are looking for some simple, instant tomato rasam recipe without dal and tamarind, you should give this a try. It can be prepared quickly under 10 minutes. Lets check how to make Instant tomato rasam at home with step by step pictures.
Do check out my Kerala style tomato rasam recipe !
Easy tomato rasam recipe without dal - Simple Thakkali rasam
Instant, easy tomato rasam recipe - South Indian style thakkali rasam
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp ( finely chopped) to garnish
Ghee - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli - 1 no
In a mixie jar, take the washed and chopped tomato, pepper corns, cumin seeds. Grind to a smooth paste adding 1/2 cup water.
In a kadai, add the ground tomato paste, slit green chilli, chopped curry leaves, crushed garlic, turmeric powder, salt and a pinch of sugar. Add 1.5 cups of water to it and check for taste. Add more salt if needed. Let the mixture boil well for 3-4 minutes till the raw smell of tomato goes off.
In a small tadka pan, heat ghee and splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, pinched red chilli. Add this seasoning to the boiling rasam. Garnish with coriander leaves. Add 1/4 cup water and boil till frothy. Remove in a bowl.
Cover with a lid and give a standing time of 30 minutes before serving. Serve hot with rice, potato curry and appalam/papad !
Adjust the quantity of spices based on your taste.
Tomato should be fully ripen. If not, add berry sized tamarind while grinding.
Tempering in ghee is a must. It adds nice flavor to the rasam.
Garnishing with coriander leaves enhances the taste & flavor of this rasam.
This is my way of eating rasam rice with potato curry & papad !