Garlic Tomato Rasam | Poondu Thakkali Rasam Recipe


Rasam is an integral part of South Indian Cuisine. Some of us like to have Rasam with hot steaming rice along with a teaspoon of ghee and others want to have rasam as a soup. My friends husband always like to drink rasam after a heavy meal that helps with him with the digestion. Rasam is thinner in consistency like soup and have tomato, dal, garlic, pepper and other mild spices which helps in digestion.

I have already published Garlic Rasam which is my moms signature recipe. That version of garlic rasam is rich in garlic flavor along with medicinal dry herbs like Kandanthipili & Arisithipili. Both Garlic Thipili and this Garlic Tomato Rasam is very soothing for the throat especially when we are under the weather.

Other Interesting Rasam Varieties to try:

  1. Kollu Rasam
  2. Gooseberry (Nellikai) Rasam
  3. Raw Mango Rasam
  4. Pineapple Rasam
  5. Vethalai Rasam

Recipe Card for Garlic Tomato Rasam:

Garlic Tomato Rasam Recipe | Poondu Thakkali Rasam Recipe

Garlic Tomato Rasam | Poondu Thakkali Rasam, quick and easy to make rasam that is rich in garlic and pepper flavor. Very soothing and comforting Rasam that can be served as Soup too or we can also serve the rasam after a heavy meal that would help to digest the heavy meal.

For Grinding

  • 2 tsp Toor Dal
  • 2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 3 Red Chili
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds

Other Ingredients

  • 1 Gooseberry Size Tamarind
  • 1 Tomato (Roughly Chopped)
  • 10 Garlic cloves
  • tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt (Adjust As Needed)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Ghee

For Tempering

  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Green Chili
  • Few Curry Leaves

Soaking Tamarind

  1. Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins. Extract the juice and set aside

Grinding Process

  1. Take Toor dal, coriander seeds, pepper, red chili, garlic cloves and cumin seeds in a mixer jar. Grind it to coarse paste

Making Garlic Rasam

  1. Heat ghee in a pan. Add garlic cloves and saute for about 2-3 mins.

  2. Add tomato and saute for a minute. Add sauteed garlic and tomato to the sauce pan having tamarind water. Add Turmeric and salt and give a good stir.

  3. Now, Add Coarse Spice Paste. Keep the rasam in medium flame. Allow it to cook for about 10 mins.

  4. Then, we add 2 cups of water and adjus the consistency. Keep the rasam in low flame till a frothy layer forms on top

  5. Garnish the rasam with coriander seeds and switch off the flame

Tempering Process

  1. Heat ghee in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds to the pan. Allow it to crackle. Then add green chili and curry leaves and saute for few seconds.

  2. Add this tempering to Garlic Tomato Rasam

  3. Serve the delicious Garlic Rasam with hot steaming rice or can be served as soup

  1. Instead of sauting garlic, we can grind all garlic with other spices to have dominant flavor of garlic
  2. We dont add toor dal for garlic rasam, but if you like dal flavor in rasam, we can pressure cook for about 2 tablespoon of toor dal and add it to rasam

Method with Step by Step Pictures:

SOAKING TAMARIND

  • Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins. Extract the juice and set aside

GRINDING PROCESS

  • Take Toor dal, coriander seeds, pepper, red chili, garlic cloves and cumin seeds in a mixer jar. Grind it to coarse paste

MAKING GARLIC RASAM

  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add garlic cloves and saute for about 2-3 mins.Next, Add tomato and saute for a minute.

  • Then add sauteed garlic and tomato to the sauce pan having tamarind water. Add Turmeric and salt and give a good stir.Now, Add Coarse Spice Paste. Keep the rasam in medium flame. Allow it to cook for about 10 mins.
  • Then, we add 2 cups of water and adjus the consistency. Keep the rasam in low flame till a frothy layer forms on top
  • Garnish the rasam with coriander seeds and switch off the flame

TEMPERING PROCESS

  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds to the pan. Allow it to crackle. Then add green chili and curry leaves and saute for few seconds.Add this tempering to Garlic Tomato Rasam

  • Serve the delicious Garlic Rasam with hot steaming rice or can be served as soup

Garlic Rasam | Poondu Rasam

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