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Tomato Charu /Rasam (टमाटर रसम, టమోటా చారు/ రసం,தக்காளி ரசம், ಟೊಮೆಟೊ ರಸಂ)

tomatorasam

Tomato Charu /Rasam (टमाटर रसम, టమోటా చారు/ రసం,தக்காளி ரசம், ಟೊಮೆಟೊ ರಸಂ)

This recipe is very much authentic and traditional to all south Indian’s, which is prepared every day.It is enjoyed in the beginning of a meal , or in between the meal after having any dal or spicy curry.

It helps in digestion as it is easily digested and also a good appetizer. With some variations it is prepared all over south India.It is enjoyed hot and with some poppadums.

Regional Dish: Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka

Cuisine Style: Andhra Pradesh| Cooking Time 15 mins | Take it as such or rice | Type Soup | Shelf Life : 1  day |Quantity : 4 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 serving ( 1 cup )

Calories (15.2Kcals), Carbohydrates(3g), Protein(0.1g), Fat (0.9g)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. oil or butter
  • 2 Big ripe Tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed  ( if u doesn’t want to use garlic use ginger and hing)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. of mustard seeds
  • 1 Dry red chili broken in to pieces
  • 5 Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. of rasam powder (store bought or look at the end of this recipe )
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt as per taste

Method:

  1. Place the tomatoes and 1 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl, and cook on High for 2 minutes in the microwave. Reserve the cooking water. Cool tomatoes slightly, peel, and discard skins. Process the tomatoes, reserved water, and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2.  Melt the ghee in a pan over medium heat and when the butter is hot add cumin seeds, mustard seeds , chili, curry leaves .
  3. To the above mixture add the processed tomatoes and garlic into the skillet. Stir in remaining 1 cup water. Mix in rasam powder  and salt as for once taste.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and mix in the cilantro. Continue cooking for  5 more minutes and take if off the heat.
  5. Serve warm as such or with hot plain rice and poppadums.
  6. Note: To have more tangy we can add 1 tbsp. of tamarind water.

Homemade Rasam / charru powder

Ingredients:

  • Coriander seeds  1 cup
  • Cumin seeds 1 Tbsp.
  • Red gram dal  4 Tbsp.
  • Red chilies 3 nos
  • Pepper corns 6nos
  • The above ingredients make ½ cup rasam powder

Method:

method1 , just grind them in to fine powder and store in a air tight container to retain flavors.

Method2, Dry roast them , once cooled then grind them in to fine powder and store in a air tight container to retain flavors.

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