Life at any time can become difficult.Life at any time can become easy. Good or Bad, they are seasons of life.It all depends upon, how you take on life and adjust to these seasons.
This is a phase of life most of the bloggers go through…..when some other things in life take the front end and you struggle hard to find your personal time even at least to think about yourself. This is the current phase running in my life. Sudden unplanned trips, unexpected arrival of guests and much more taking out or I can say squeezing out my time and energy. It may take time to get settle and back on track. It is not like I am not cooking anything, I am not finding time to organize or click what I cook. Bad weather or dull weather is another reason to blame on. Hope to catch the buzz in no time dear buddies……
Tomato Rasam – Classic South Indian Recipe
- 2 ripe Tomatoes, deseeded
- Tamarind, small lemon sized
- 1 ½ tbsp Rasam Powder
- 2-3 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed
- 2-3 springs fresh Curry leaves
- handful fresh Coriander leaves
- 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
- ½ tbsp Oil
Soak tamarind in one cup of water for ½ hour and extract juice from it.
Grind tomato pieces to make fine purée. Strain this with the help of a sieve by adding little water.
In a heavy bottom cooking vessel bring to boil tamarind extract, tomato juice and water.
Boil till raw smell of tamarind and tomato disappears. Add crushed cloves of garlic and fresh curry leaves. Bring it to boil.
Now add rasam powder and salt. Again bring it boil and add fresh coriander leaves and turn off the heat.
In kadai or wok add oil and when oil gets heated up add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds start to splutter, turn off the flame and add this tempering to above made rasam.
A piping hot rasam is ready to indulge with hot steamed rice.
Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.
Divya Vikram says
Looks so comforting. Where have you been so long Lubna?
rekhas kitchen says
OMG!!!! you made my rasam recipe more colorful and more more beautiful with your beautiful photography. looks so tempting Lubna. feel like make it for todays lunch….great pic..
This is my Fav! Pictures are Pacca Perfect!
hi, what great pics, makes you feel so good looking at them, Tomato rasam anytime
This is my all time favorite comfort food. Beautiful clicks dear.
Sharmilee! :) says
Looks great,perfect for this cold weather! I can even drink a cup of it 🙂
Deepa G Joshi says
mmm..the rasam looks nice and perfect.. I love to have it with vada or just like that..
Sushma Mallya says
wow that looks so good, perfect with hot steamed rice…love rasam, and beautiful clicks as always lubna..
My favourite rasam, just love with papads…makes me hungry..
Love rasam, perfect with hot rice. Rasam looks delicious. Beautiful tomato pic 🙂
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Divya, Rekha, Lavi, Jayasri, Pari, Sharmilee, Deepa, Sushma, Priya and Valarmathi.
Sandhya Hariharan says
Very comforting… I did have them yday tooo…
I love your space..and totally inspired by ur clicks….
Do drop by my blog .. and leave ur valuable comments whn time permits.
kitchen queen says
simple and lovely rasam which can be had any time.
Hmmm…yummy! The pics are beautiful as always 🙂
Wow healthy rasam with superb and beautiful clicks…Very tempting dear…….
Rekha shoban says
nice click…i love tomato rasam very much.
Wow Bangalore thandi ke liye ekdam perfect. Like the yellow background;)
with all that goes in life…rasam comes as a perfect food…nice pics
rasam is what i need right now with my stuffy nose! don't worry, u will get back in the buzz soon enough.:)enjoy the hols.
A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine says
The simple rasam looks like a work of art. Beautiful.
mmmm perfect for this weather,..maybe i will prepare this,..
What lovely tomatoes! Rasam is yummy and spicy!
Beautiful clicks Lubna..simple and yummy rasam 🙂
Loved it. This is just like a soup. Perfect to slurp away in winters and get warm. Delcious!!
It is a comfort food for me.. Grinding tomato definitely gives a wonderful taste to the rasam. I hope you to come back with a bang in the new year… take care..
Just love the pictures Lubna… lovely rasam… perfect with hot rice. Hope you get back to normal soon 🙂
Very tempting pic…and yummy spicy rasam
Just comforting..very nice pics.
Your pictures are so lovely! This soup sounds like it has the perfect blend of flavors.
Balakrishna Saraswathy says
Very homely and comforting rasam….
Loooooooooooooooooks so yummy , my fav rasam too.
Hi lubna , how r u ? hope things are going well..This rasam is new to me..I always love to try different rasam..Have bookmarked it..Awesome clicks & presentation as usual..I am taking a short break from blogging..My new year wishes to u & ur family in advance 🙂
Wonderful clicks as always.
Must rasam when having cold and stomach upset.
lata raja says
There can be nothing more comforting than rasam in this weather. Lovely tomatoes in an even more beautiful basket! Should I even say that I was virtually drinking the rasam off your picture?
Priya Narasimhan says
i don't think anybody can take such lovely photos of rasam and tomatoes..
Renuka Bedre - Rao says
Rasam is true comfort food..Loved this post and photos!! Also Thanks for lovely comment on my blog. Happy blogging!!
Siddhi Shirsat says
Hey lubna…ur rasam realy luks very tempting…i was searching for a nice tangy rasam recipe this days and i got it here…thnx…nice clicks 2
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Sandhya, Kitchen Queen, Homecooked, Tina, Rekha, Khaugiri, SE, Mallugirl, A2Z, Priyanka, Nandini, Gulmohar, Anshika, RV, Padma, Vrinda, Madhu, Faith, Saraswathy, Pavithra, Chitra, Varunavi, Lata, Priya, Renuka and Siddhi.
Simply Life says
great recipe! I hope you keep taking time to spend with people, relax and focus on what's important!
Sailaja Damodaran says
Love to drink it as soup….yummy for this weather….
Rasam is one of the must in our everyday menu! Beautiful pic!
Comforting Healthy and yum!!!
so much want it right now!! Perfect to sip in this cold weather.
Wonderful click and soothing tomato rasam.Thanks for visitng my blog and leaving ur comments.I appreciate it.U have a nice blog.
so comforting! I love Tomato Rasam!! Yum!!
Grinding the tomatoes, is very new to me.I simply make the plain old pepper rasam with crushed tomatoes.Must try this next time for a difference
Never had rasam before ever .. but ur clicks looks too tempting . i have decided to give it a try !!
Absolutely gorgeous pictures.Ur Rasam looks delicious. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.
Such a comforting dish and a great click too! Perfect for the weather we are going through. This is a very beautiful blog with some great recipes, warm writeups and wonderful clicks, I'll be sure to visit this again and again! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂
This is the one dish saved me lot of time. Nice click. I like it
5 Star Foodie says
This looks so nice and delicious, I would love to try it!
Home Cooked Oriya Food says
Ultimate comfort food presented so well! Awesome job!
Love the middle pic!
My version of Tomato rasam is quite different… It looks great….
Take care… Sometimes life gets too tiring…
Katy ~ says
I think this beautiful cheery red soup would lift the heaviest spirit and brighten the dullest day. Thank you for this beautiful post.
rasam is my winter time comfort food!beautiful pics, dear!
warming recipe and sunny pics. perfect to brighten this season. love it Lubna.
Nice picture Lubna…I cant live without rasam…need to have at least once a day 🙂
Rasam along with Rice indeed makes the comfort food, very colorful picture and a good post.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A wonderful rasam! It looks so delicious!
Lovely pic to match the nice & hot rasam…
Kindly collect the cheers – cheer leading blog…from my post
A very lovely & ooh so festive & easy soup!
my kitchen says
Simple & comfort one.perfect for this weather
Pure comfort food for me, looks yummy and inviting
Finally u got some time to post haah??
even I was busy with my relatives last week…
yummy n comforting rasam dear..infact I can drink this as soup..nice clicks too
RAKS KITCHEN says
My favorite! Perfect for the weather thats going on now!
ummmm yum-yum… reminds me of the days back in Bangalore..when i made this for the first time and hubby loved it…
thanks lubna..so such lovely recipe 😀
as u have already put it, it happens to all. get back on track as soon as possible.rasam is such a heavenly comfort food
Tomato Rasam is a fav at my home during the cold frosty winter. presentation looks g8. nice one!
I can never live without rasam…Lovely click!!
Hey, I took your advice, and have given my blog its own Facebook page! Hope i did it right – would be lovely if you could check it out 🙂
yummy Rasam. so comforting in this weather
Mythreyi Dilip says
Such an comforting food, can have it anytime:)
Excellent click dear!!!
It looks warm and nourishing especially during winter.Can it be had as a soup?
shifa firoz says
i love rasams mine never ever came out good. i'll try ur version now 🙂 I have an award for u in my blog.. chk it out 🙂
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Simply Life, Sailaja, Cham, Kothiyavunu, Chaklere, Springbird, Uma, Sumi, Anonymous, Dolly, PJ, Swathi, 5 star Foodie, Somoo, A&N, Sum, Katy, Dershana, Sayantani, Gita, Thas Rosa, Ash, Sophie, My kitchen, Parita, Prathibha, Raks, Sonal, Shubha, Supriya, PJ, Muneeba, Deesha, Mythreyi Dilip, Nizsha and Shifa.
Shifa – Thank you for the award…Iam on the way to collect it….
I totally understand what you are talking about here.. as a matter of fact, I've been trying so hard to find just 15 – 20 minutes to browse through the recipes in others' blogs, but haven't been able to do that at all.. finally, today, here I am… awwwww, finally!
Anyway, there is no doubt that this rasam is very comforting… sometimes, I don't even care about making a side dish when I make this rasam..
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Anupama.
Looka amazing and am sure it tastes devine.
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Simplyfood.