Tomato Paruppu Rasam Recipe, How to make Tomato Dal rasam

Priya Joshi | Apr 11, 2016 | 15 Comments so far

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Tomato-Paruppu rasam
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My journey is still continue with south indian cuisine as Other than gujarati cuisine, i always love to have south indian recipes like wada sambar, dosai and my new favorite Rasam.
It is proven that Idli is the lighest breakfast you can have to keep yourself strong and healthy.I am not hesitate to say "thank you" to south indian cuisine who gave some of the "all time Hits"(by means of recipes) to us.I am not expert in this cuisine but trying to be better by days.
Coming to my today's recipe post,I am going to share my attempt on RASAM. Rasam is not gravy or dal but it is kinda soup recipe with tamarind base.
When you are preparing Rasam,You are not allowed to avoid tamarind paste as this is the heart of any rasam recipe.As My friend told in previous post,Rasam is an appetizer OR accompaniment.

I found Rasam recipes sometimes works as a remedy when you are suffering with flu or cough troubles. It is because black pepper is used in most of rasam recipes.
I adopted this recipe from "Sanjeev kapoor's cookbook" . It is very easy recipe to make.I have used Home-made rasam powder here and i have shared it's recipe already.You can serve this rasam with Plain rice as well.
The beauty of this recipe is ,you can store this parippu rasam for a whole day in refrigerator and can serve very next day.As i have told you,It really works on cough/cold in cold season.
I had this rasam with idlis and i like the combo much.You can have this rasam as soup as well.

Tomato-Paruppu rasam

Recipe Details for making Tomato paruppu Rasam below:

  Rasam with rasam powder Recipe-how to make tomato dal rasam

Prep Time :10 min
Cook Time : 10 min
Total Time :20 min
Main Ingredient :Tomato ,Toor Dal(pigeon peas)
Serves :2-3
Cuisine :South Indian

  • Split Pigeon peas(toor dal) - 4 tbsp
  • Tamarind pulp - 1 tbsp | 1/2 lemon-size tamarind ball
  • Fresh coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Rasam Powder - 1,1/2 tsp 
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Curry Leaves - 10
  • Tomatoes,chopped - 2 medium size
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Dried Red chilies - 2 nos
    1. Wash dal in several changes of water.Drain and cook in two cups of water until soft. Strain and mash well. Reserve the strained cooking liquid.
      Tomato-Paruppu rasam
    2. Soak tamarind in one cup of warm water. Squeeze out pulp,Strain and reserve.
      Tomato-Paruppu rasam
    3. Reserve some coriander leaves for garnishing.Mix tamarind pulp with remaining chopped coriander, Rasam powder,asafoetida,salt and half the curry leaves. Bring to boil,Lower heat and simmer for two or three minutes.
      Tomato-Paruppu rasam
    4. Add Chopped tomatoes and the reserved cooking liquid.Simmer for four to five minutes and stir in the mashed dal.Stir well and cook for one minute.
      Tomato-Paruppu rasam
    5. Remove heat and sprinkle the coriander.
    6. Heat Oil in tadka pan.
    7. Add Mustard seeds and saute till they begin to splutter.
    8. Add Red chilies and remaining curry leaves and stir well.
    9. Pour the sizzling spices over the rasam and cover immediately to trap the flavours.
    10. Serve hot.
      • If you don't like tomato chunks then you can use tomato puree as well. but be sure to use Freshly made puree only.

      Tomato-Paruppu rasam

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      1. Love rasam and this looks delicious

      2. Love rasam and this looks delicious

      3. I make rasam often but never tried it this way.. Bookmarked! Looks inviting and warming..

      4. Loved your version of making rasma. Need to try this. :)

      5. Looks very rich and delicious!!

      6. Thank you @puja,@anu,@Sharvari and @Poornima..This is my actually first attempt and i truly fall in love with the final taste i got :)

      7. my entire family is down with cold and fever...blame it on the weather.... and that rasam looks so refreshing...I am gonna make it for my sick family...looks so comforting

      8. Tomato rasam sounds and looks fantastic, Priya. Would give it a go!

      9. One of my favorite rasams, love it anytime..

      10. Looks super delicious and YUM!

      11. This dish looks utterly delicious and packed with flavors!

      12. Loved the read... I would love to dunk my idli into it and have a bite n sip....

      13. It sounds delicious, I love this kind of tomato dishes.


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