Easy Tomato Rasam in Cooker | Quick & Easy Tomato Saar

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Easy Tomato Rasam in Cooker | Quick & Easy Tomato Saar recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. This an easy and quick recipe for tomato rasam or thakkali rasam prepared in the pressure cooker to hasten the cooking process. In other words, all the rasam ingredients are added into the pressure cooker and cooked till it gets rasam consistent. This can be a perfect day-to-day curry for any type of rice or can be served as just soup.
Easy Tomato Rasam in Cooker
Easy Tomato Rasam in Cooker | Quick & Easy Tomato Saar recipe with step-by-step photo and video recipe. Traditionally, the rasam is prepared with tamarind sauce as its base which is boiled with salt, green chilies, jaggery, and tomatoes. later it is added with mashed toor dal and specially prepared spice powder known as rasam powder. However, this recipe does not have such an overwhelming process and all the ingredients are added directly to a pressure cooker to make perfect rasam.

I have prepared and posted several rasam recipes, but somehow forgot to post the basic cooker tomato rasam recipe. Perhaps, you always forget or overlook basic recipes and try something traditional or complicated first. Also, in this recipe, I have not shown how to make rasam powder. This is because I have already shown several types of rasam powder that can be used. Or you may use any sort bought rasam powder for this recipe. Generally, I prepare the rasam powder well ahead in advance. Preparing it in advance helps with the cooking process as you may just focus on the rasam preparation. Do try this way and I am sure you would certainly love it.

Quick & Easy Tomato Saar

While, the preparation of the tomato rasam recipe is very easy, but few key points for a perfect and Easy Tomato Rasam in Cooker. Firstly, the rasam I have prepared in this post does contain toor dal. Adding toor dal is not mandatory but helps to get the perfect consistency. Secondly, I prefer to use homemade rasam powder mix for any type of rasam. You can check my rasam powder mix recipes on my blog. However, you may also use store-bought rasam mix for a quick and easy process. Lastly, once the rasam is prepared I have added the ghee tempering and seasoning. Adding it is not mandatory but just elevates the taste and flavor.

Finally, I request you to check my other Rasam recipe collection with this post of Easy Tomato Rasam in Cooker. Particularly, Mysore rasam, Udupi rasam, tomato onion rasam, pepper rasam, kokum rasam, horse gram rasam, and tomato soup recipes. In addition, do visit my other recipes collection board like,

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About Easy Tomato Rasam in Cooker:

It is basically a quick and easy version of the traditional tomato rasam recipe prepared with all the ingredients cooked in a pressure cooker. In other words, it is a one-pot rasam recipe without the hassle of using multiple vessels and mixing ingredients one by one. It can be a perfect rasam especially if you need something in a jiffy and focus on other recipes while it gets pressure cooked.

There are many types of rasam recipe which basically differs in the set of ingredients and the way it is prepared. However, this post covers a basic tomato and toor dal-based rasam which is quite popular across India. Basically, any type of rasam with or without dal can follow the same technique as shown here. Perhaps, if no dal is used, the use of a cooker is not mandatory, but it should be a significant contributor.

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Easy Tomato Rasam in Cooker

rasam recipe | tomato rasam recipe | easy tomato saaru recipe

HEBBARS KITCHEN
easy rasam recipe | tomato rasam recipe | easy tomato saaru recipe
5 from 288 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings 3 Servings

Ingredients
  

for rasam powder:(or use udupi rasam powder)

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds / dhaniya seeds
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • 10 methi seeds / fenugreek seeds
  • 3 dried kashmiri red chili / lal mirch
  • few curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp black pepper / lal mirch

other ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 green chili, slit lengthwise
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 cup tamarind extract
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • ½ tsp jaggery
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup toor dal, cooked
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

for tempering:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 2 dried red chili, broken
  • few curry leaves
  • pinch asafoetida / hing

Instructions
 

  • firstly, add a tsp of oil and roast coriander seeds, jeera, methi seeds, red chili, curry leaves and pepper.
  • blend to fine powder. keep side.
  • in a kadai take tomatoes, green chili and curry leaves.
  • also add tamarind extract, turmeric, jaggery and salt.
  • cover and boil the tamarind water for 15 minutes.
  • add 2 cups of water and get to boil.
  • now add cooked toor dal and mix well.
  • also add prepared rasam powder or udupi rasam powder.
  • mix well and continue to boil for 2 minutes.
  • meanwhile, prepare for tempering by heating oil.
  • add mustard, urad dal, dried red chili, curry leaves and hing.
  • pour the tempering onto the rasam.
  • also add coriander leaves and serve tomato rasam recipe or easy tomato saaru recipe with rice and papad.

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How to make Easy Tomato Saar with step-by-step photo:

rasam powder recipe:

  1. firstly, add a tsp of oil.
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  2. once the oil is hot add coriander seeds, jeera, methi seeds, red chili, curry leaves and black pepper.
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  3. roast it on low flame for a minute or till the spices turns aromatic. if preparing rasam masala powder in large quantity, then roast all the spices separately or refer udupi rasam powder recipe.
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  4. allow the spices to cool completely, and blend to fine powder. keep side.
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tomato rasam recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai take chopped tomatoes,  green chili and curry leaves.
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  2. also add tamarind extract. to prepare tamarind extract, soak a gooseberry size tamarind in one cp of warm water and squeeze off the juice.
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  3. additionally add turmeric, jaggery and salt.
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  4. cover and boil the tamarind water for atleast 15 minutes or till the raw smell of tamarind disappears. the more tamarind water is boiled, the better is the taste.
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  5. mash the tomatoes, making sure the tomatoes are soft and mashy.
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  6. also add 2 cups of water, or as required adjusting the consistency desired.
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  7. get the water to boil.
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  8. now add cooked toor dal. make sure to mash the dal well, before adding.
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  9. mix well and get the rasam to boil.
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  10. now add prepared rasam powder or udupi rasam powder.
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  11. mix well and allow it continue to boil for 2 more minutes. do not over boil, as the flavours will be lost.
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  12. meanwhile, prepare for tempering by heating coconut oil.
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  13. add mustard, urad dal, dried red chili, curry leaves and hing.
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  14. once the tempering splutters, switch off the flame.
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  15. pour the tempering onto the rasam.
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  16. also add chopped coriander leaves and give a good mix.
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  17. finally, serve  tomato rasam recipe or easy tomato saaru recipe with rice and papad.
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Notes:

  • firstly, boil the tamarind water along with tomatoes well.
  • additionally, garnish with grated coconut along with coriander leaves at the end for more flavours.
  • also, adjust the amount of rasam powder, according to your preference.
  • finally, tomato rasam recipe or easy tomato saaru should not be boiled too much after rasam powdered is added.

18 COMMENTS

  1. 5 stars
    Fast track rasam powder: 2table spoon of tur Dal, 3 table spoon of daniya, 4 or 5 whole red chilli, roast them well and powder when cooled. This powder is also known as Mysore Rasam powder.This quantity is just enough for one time preparation.

  2. thanks so much Archana! I’m newly wedded and your recipes are keeping me going and making my husband go “wow!”

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