Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rasam Recipes : South Indian Instant Easy Tomato Rasam | Tomato Saaru | Tomato Rasam | Thili Saaru

In South Indian thali, a must dish is Tomato Rasam. It is a perfect match for white rice. Easy to make and tasty to have. If one wants to go for a light dinner, white rice, tomato saaru and curds makes the best. It is also known as thili saaru, because it will be very thin (liquid). One can even drink it as it is. It tastes tangy spicy and yummmy.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 2 table spoon jeera(cumin seeds)
  • 1 table spoon oil
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • 1 table spoon mustard seeds
  • a pinch of  hing (asofoetidia)
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • ½ table spoon sugar
  • 1 string coriander leaves
  • Salt as per taste

  • Blanch tomatoes in hot water, and keep them aside.
  • Grind grated coconut and tomatoes to smooth paste.
  • Take a non stick pan, add oil.
  • Once oil is hot, add mustard seeds and jeera.
  • When they start spluttering, add asafoetida and curry leave.
  • Now add the coconut and tomato mixture and sufficient amount of water.
  • Let the saaru boil for 8 - 10 minutes.
  • Add sugar, salt and mix well.
  • Grnish the saaru with coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with white rice and curds
PS:  One can use sambar powder to enhance the taste of the saaru.


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