Tomato Saaru recipe, Mangalore style rasam

Tomato Saaru recipe | Mangalore Rasam  with step wise pictures, an aromatic, delicious udipi style rasam recipe made using freshly ground rasam powder. Rasam is a very staple food in most of the South Indian households. I have posted different varieties of rasam recipesin Jeyashris kitchen. This mangalore rasam, recently i tasted when we had a potluck with friends after deepavali. I instantly fell in love with that Mangapore rasam also called as Tomato Saaru. When i asked her for the recipe, she sent a detailed recipe with perfect measurements. After that i tried this twice at home. It has become our family favorite now.
I was so surprised to see that they don't add black pepper in this rasam. Also they boil the rasam after adding the dal water, which we usually don't do for our Tomato rasam recipe. And tempering is made first and then after that the rasam is boiled for 20 minutes. Generally this rasam is served as a soup and also along with rice in Mangalore weddings. As such i love to try out traditional recipes from other States of India, so this recipe is a super hit among them. Do try this rasam and let me know how you liked it.
Tomato saaru

Tomato Saaru recipe
Tomato Saaru recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 40 Minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Raw mango thogayal, Raw mango chutney, a flavourful chutney | thogayal recipe using mango and other Indian condiments.
    Tomato  2
    Tamarind  gooseberry sized
    Jaggery  a small piece
    Turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
    Salt   as needed
    Toor dal  3/4 cup (cooked)
    Water  1- 1.5 cups
    Coconut oil  3 tsp
    Green chili 1-2
    Red chili 1
    Mustard seeds  1/2 tsp
    Coriander leaves  few
  For the Mangalore style rasam powder
   Dhaniya | coriander seeds  4 tsp
   Cumin seeds  1 tsp
   Venthayam | methi seeds  1/4 tsp
   Kashmiri red chili  6-7
   Asafoetida  1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves  few
   Coconut oil  2 tsp


Method  :

  • First let's make the Mangalore style rasam powder.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp coconut oil and add in the dhaniya seeds, cumin seeds and venthayam. 
  • Roast them in a low flame till it emits a nice aroma.
  • Ensure not to burn it.
  • Take it out and keep out. 
  • In the same pan add 1 tsp oil and add in the kashmiri red chili, asafoetida and curry leaves. 
  • Roast them for few minutes in a low flame.
  • Once it is done, switch off the flame. 
  • Allow this to cool completely.
  • Grind this into a powder. It will be slightly coarse only. 
  • Finely chop the tomatoes.
  • You can blanch and make it as a pulp too. 
  • Extract tamarind juice from 1 and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Let this be thin.
  • In a vessel add the tamarind juice, tomato puree, slit green chili, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Allow this to boil for 5-7 minutes. 
  • Now add 4 tsp of the rasam powder. The powder itself came around 4 -5 tsp approximately.
  • If you want to add all the powder, you can add also. 
  • Add the cooked dal along with 1.5 cups of water.
  • In a small pan heat 1 tsp of coconut oil. Temper with mustard seeds, red chili and curry leaves.
  • Pour it over the rasam.
  • Bring the flame to low.
  • Let this boil for 20 minutes. 
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Flavourful Mangalore rasam is ready.
  • This rasam can be had as a soup too. 

Tomato Saaru recipe

Method with step by step pictures :

  • First let's make the Mangalore style rasam powder.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp coconut oil and add in the dhaniya seeds, cumin seeds and venthayam. 
  • Roast them in a low flame till it emits a nice aroma.
  • Ensure not to burn it.
tomato saaru 1
  • Take it out and keep out. 
  • In the same pan add 1 tsp oil and add in the kashmiri red chili, asafoetida and curry leaves. 
  • Roast them for few minutes in a low flame.
tomato saaru 2
  • Once it is done, switch off the flame. 
  • Allow this to cool completely.
  • Grind this into a powder. It will be slightly coarse only. 
tomato saaru 3
  • Finely chop the tomatoes.
  • You can blanch and make it as a pulp too. 
  • Extract tamarind juice from 1 and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Let this be thin.
  • In a vessel add the tamarind juice, tomato puree, slit green chili, turmeric powder, jaggery and salt.
tomato saaru 4
  • Allow this to boil for 5-7 minutes. 
  • Now add 4 tsp of the rasam powder. The powder itself came around 4 -5 tsp approximately.
  • If you want to add all the powder, you can add also. 
  • Add the cooked dal along with 1.5 cups of water. If you use the option of grinding the tomatoes, then use 1 cup of water only.
tomato saaru 5
  • In a small pan heat 1 tsp of coconut oil. Temper with mustard seeds, red chili and curry leaves.
  • Pour it over the rasam.
  • Bring the flame to low.
tomato saaru 6
  • Let this boil for 20 minutes. 
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
tomato saaru 7
  • Flavourful Mangalore rasam is ready.
  • This rasam can be had as a soup too. 
Mangalore style rasam
Notes:
  1. Use kashmiri red chilis for this rasam.
  2. Coconut oil brings out the flavour of the tomato saaru | mangalore rasam, so do not skip it.

      
  

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1 comment:

  1. Add coconut powder; enjoy south Indian flavour on tomato saaru.

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