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tomato-onion rasam
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tomato-onion rasam recipe

tomato-onion rasam recipe | instant rasam recipe - no toor dal
Course rasam
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3


  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4-5 pods garlic
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • 10 curry leaves / kadi patta
  • 2 strads coriander leaves / dhania patta
  • 2 - 2 and ½ tsp rasam powder
  • 1 small chilli
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • pinch of hing
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 large dried red chilli
  • 5 tsp oil


  • finely chop tomatoes, onion, green chilli, garlic, coriander leaves and keep them aside.
  • in a pan add oil. add mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies, urad dal and hing.
  • once mustard seeds splutters, add garlic. fry them for a minute or two till the raw smell of garlic goes away.
  • now add chopped onion and fry till they turn golden brown.
  • now add tomatoes, chilli and fry on medium flame.
  • add sugar and cook tomatoes on a medium flame.
  • now add salt to taste.
  • cook tomatoes till they turn mushy. now add water till you make thin waatery or rasam consistence.
  • now add 2 tbsp of rasam powder and mix well.
  • add chopped coriander leaves and turn off the flame.
  • your tomato onion rasam is ready. serve hot with steamed rice along with papad.