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Spicy Tomato Rasam

Preparation Time: 5 minutes  * Cooking Time: 25 minutes  * Makes 12 cups

Ingredients How to ?
For the Masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 8 peppercorns

Other Ingredients

  • 1 kg tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tamarind water
  • 1 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 pinches turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • Salt to taste

For garnish

  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
For the Masala Powder
  1. Roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds and peppercorns for 1 minute. Grind into a masala powder

How to Proceed

  1. Cut the tomatoes in half and place in 8 glasses of boiling water
  2. Add the remaining ingredients including the masala powder and boil for a further 10 minutes
  3. Break the tomatoes with a spoon
  4. Boil again for 10 minutes

* Garnish with chopped coriander and Serve hot.

Health Information: In this South Indian recipe, the spices help to increase flavour and decrease salt requirement. Tomatoes provide a lot of Vitamins A, C, and K. 

Per Cup:  Calories: 25   * Protein: 1g   * Carbohydrates: 5g   * Fat: 0.4g

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