Tomato Rasam without Tamarind Recipe

Instant Tomato rasam is a delicious rasam that is made without tamarind and with freshly ground spices.
Course Indian Vegetarian
Cuisine Indian
Keyword rasam recipe, tomato rasam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 33kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 4 tomatoes cut into half
  • 2 tsp rasam powder check above for rasam powder recipe
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 5-6 cloves garlic


  • Boil the tomatoes in sufficient water to totally immerse them along with salt.
  • Boil until the tomatoes turn soft. Blend it in a mixer or hand blender to a smooth water.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add the curry leaves
  • Add the garlic and fry till golden brown in color. Next, throw in the rasam powder and fry for a minute. 
  • Add the tomato water and simmer till it turns frothy.



  • Remember you should never boil Rasam as it changes the flavor. Switch it off when it starts foaming.


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.7g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 1.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 2.4g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.1mg