Tomato Rasam Recipe -Tomato Soup with Warm Spices

Tomato Rasam Recipe

Tomato Rasam literally means the extract of tomato. Otherwise, can also be termed as Indian Tomato Soup. This simple tomato rasam recipe is great to enjoy and this helps in digestion as well.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Tomato rasam recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 119kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar



  • 2 Tomato
  • 4 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or as required
  • 1 tsp Ghee / Clarified butter
  • 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds
  • 8 Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Coriander Leaves or cilantro leaves

Grinding Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp split pigeon pea /toor dal
  • 1 tsp split chickpea /chana dal
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds


  • Soak tamarind in half cup warm water for half an hour.
  • Squeeze and strain. Discard the impurities.
  • Blanch tomatoes and remove skin. 
  • Puree the tomatoes with the help of blender.
  • Dry roast the ingredients from the above table, until it reaches the golden brown color. 
  • Allow it to cool.  And grind them coarsely. 
  • In a bowl, add the tomato puree, tamarind extract, spice mixture, and salt.
  • In the meantime, place a pan, add 1 tsp of clarified butter(ghee) and mustard seeds. Wait till mustard splutters, add asafoetida, curry leaves, and coriander leaves. 
  • Add this tempered seasoning to the tomato mixer.
  • Bring this rasam mixture to boil. Allow it to boil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove it from the stove. Serve hot with rice.


  • Serve with white rice. Or serve as a soup before your food.
  • Add cooked and mashed toor dal to make this richer.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 930mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 29.1% | Vitamin C: 160.9% | Calcium: 22.4% | Iron: 41.8%