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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Tomato Puree Rasam

I remember the times when I was new to cooking and I had to invite friends and family over for dinner..... I used to be so scared, and I would start planning almost a week earlier!!! :D
I've come quite a long way since then and inviting people over for dinner no more tenses me up ..... Infact, I've started taking it for granted nowadays thinking I'll definitely manage :). I did the same thing couple of weeks back when we had invited few of Naveen's colleague's families over for dinner.... I was under-planned and I did not even scan my pantry before hand to see if I had all the ingredients. Needless to say, the menu kept changing every minute!!!! Until noon, my plan was to make Pulav and Pooris. But later in the evening, I changed my mind and decided to make rice-rasam instead of Pulav. I started seaching my pantry for some toor dal and I realized I had none....... It was then, that I got a little worried and I didnt know what to do. I then got reminded of this rasam recipe which I had tasted back in India which takes only tomatoes and no dal !!!! I made it and it turned out quite good... Among all the dishes that I had made that day, our friends seemed to have liked this one the most..... Infact, they specifically asked me to put it up on "Mane Adige" !!! This ones for you, Veena.... Hope everyone likes it as much as you did ! :)


3-4 Tomatoes, medium sized
1.5 - 2 tsp Rasam powder
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Jeera
3-4 curry leaves
1 tsp Jaggery
A pinch of hing
Salt as per taste

  1. Blend the tomatoes to a smooth puree in a blender. Do not add any water while blending.
  2. Boil the tomato puree on stove for about 4-5 mins. Add the rasam powder and boil further for another 4-5 mins. Add water if you feel the puree is very thick.
  3. Add salt, jaggery and mix well. You can even add a couple of spoons of grated coconut and chopped cilantro. Since the tomato already has a sour taste, you need not add any tamarind.
  4. Temper with mustard seeds, jeera, hing and curry leaves; Serve hot with rice and enjoi!


FH said...

Isn't comforting to eat that Tomato rasam?!Best Rasam pd I can find so far is MTR!:))
Looks great Ramya.

archana said...

I like this rasam a lot. In fact I make this rasam only. It is easy and tasty too. Rasam is looking nice :)

Richa said...

rasam is such a simple & tasty dish, isn't it? looks good! i like ghee tadka :)

Chef Jeena said...

Hi I like this recipe It looks real tasty I can imagine the ingredients tasting lovely :)

Sharmi said...

I make it the same way and its very easy, except for the jaggery part.

Viji said...

Ramya, so colourful and could feel the taste. Viji

Seena said...

Seeing rasam picture(even name)always tempt me to eat rice...yeah, mouth watering..!

DEEPA said...

rasam , the husbands favt ...nice one ..thks for sharing

Suganya said...

This is nice....beautiful pictures....I was looking for different rasam recipe....this is great..

Cynthia said...

Oh this is such a sweet post, Ramya. Isn't it always amazing how the dishes we quickly throw together with what ever ingredients we have on hand, come out tasting so wonderful?

Lucy said...

Beautiful recipe.

Anonymous said...


There is this subzi made using tindora and chana which i have had from an Udpupi home and had for a udupi wedding....wondering if u could post it..


Sia said...

LOL ramya... i can very well understand what u meant by planning menu one week ahead... even now i plan ahead so that i dont have to run up n down in the last min:)
i too make similar rasam w/o dal...i usually use canned chopped tomatoes instead of fresh which gives more tangy taste to it... rich colour...love it:)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey girls!!! Thanx a lot!!! Rasam is indeed an ez to make dish and a very comforting dish :)

Hey, thondekai w/ chana sounds like a familiar sabzi. I think I know what you are talking about. Will post it as soon as I have all the ingredients... Thanx! :)

Deepa said...

Hey Ramya.... I made this rasam first time tht too blindly followed ur recipe(all the measurements).It came out so perfectly well.I felt like Iam having rasam what mom makes.It was really good and so easy to make.

shruthi rai said...

hi! this rasam is really goood.... i tried it out recently after checking out ur recipe and my husband also liked it very much.... will add this to my daily type of rasams... and this is one of the best recipes i have tasted and a simple one also.... thank u very much for the recipe