Tomato Soup with a twist!

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.  ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story

Piping hot spice infused Rasam
Prep & Cooking: 15 mts
Serves 4 persons
Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
                                                My mom lives in the East coast and I in the west :(((( and whenever I miss my mom ( especially her super yummy food) I make this soup. Just one word to describe it YUMMM! It just explodes with flavor in your mouth and you will love it. In India we have it with hot steamed rice, after every meal. Its one of the last courses of the meal and yes, theres lotsa 'courses' before and after this one LOL.
                                               This recipe is very simple and as I said it bfore YUMMM! It will leave your kitchen smelling awesome as you use the spice infused oil to season your dish.


Tomato ripe -4 cubed
water-2 cups
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Garlic pods - 2

Mustard seeds -1/4 spoon
Oil - 2 tbs
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - one stalk

Coriander leaves - 5 stalks chopped

  • Boil the tomatoes until fully cooked and mushy and use a spatula to crush the tomatoes.
  • Add crushed garlic pods, cumin powder, pepper powder and salt. 
  • Heat oil in a small saucepan. 
  • Add mustard seeds, asafoetida powder and curry leaves.
  • After the seeds splutter, pour the seasoning over the rasam.
  • Boil the tomato mixture till it is hot and bubbly. 
  • Sprinkle with chopped corriander leaves and serve piping hot.


  1. Hi Sheeba,

    Lovely blog...lovely rasam..


  2. thanx Dr Sameena am following your blog....luv it!!


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