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Indian microwave cooking recipes | instant tomato rasam

This week in the series of Indian microwave cooking | Kitchen basics,  i have come up with the  recipe of Instant Tomato rasam. This rasam is so easy to make and a perfect recipe for bachelors too.This instant rasam needs no rasam powder or tamarind paste.Even you can have this as a soup too. My kids were down with cold and cough for the past 4 days. I made this instant rasam and gave for them as a soup. Try out this easy tomato rasam.
Check out my tomato rasam on stove top recipe.

Ingredients

Instant tomato rasam

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 12 Mins|   Yields :  2 cups

Tomato     1
Black Pepper        1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds | jeera   1/4 tsp
Garlic           1 clove (optional)
Salt        to taste
Asafoetida  a pinch
Coriander leaves   few
Curry leaves  few
     

Instant-tomato-rasam

Method:

  • In a microwave safe bowl take 1 cup of water and add the tomato into it. Cut the tomatoes into 4 .
  • Microwave high for 5-7 minutes.
  • The tomatoes will be soft and shrink. If you don’t want the skin peel it off and mash the tomatoes nicely with hands, when it is bit warm to handle.
  • If you want the tomatoes to be finely chopped you can do so before microwaving the tomatoes.

Tomato
Tomato

  • Using a mortar and pestle make the pepper and cumin into a coarse powder.
  • Add salt, pepper jeera powder, asafoetida, crushed garlic(optional) chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves.
  • Mix this well by mashing the tomatoes with your clean hands.
  • Add little water if needed (not more than 1/2 cup).

tomato-rasam
Rasam

  • Keep this inside the microwave and cook for 7-8 minutes till it froths up. Do not allow this to boil. The timing differ from microwave to microwave.
  • Mine got over in 7 minutes.

Rasam
MW rasam

  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • If you want to get the rasam tempered with mustard seeds, add little oil in a microwave safe bowl and add little mustard seeds. Microwave for 2 minutes. When they crackle just add it to the rasam.
  • Enjoy with hot rice and with simple curry | poriyal.
  • I will be posting some basic poriyal recipes which can be made in microwave, in the following weeks.
Note:
  1. You can add 2 tsp of cooked toor dal to the rasam to make it flavourful.
  2. The same rasam can be made on stove top too.

instant-tomato-rasam

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