Thakkali Juice Rasam – Tomato Juice Rasam
Thakkali Juice Rasam is one of my favorite. This Tomato Juice Rasam is made only with tomatoes and has no tamarind and no rasam powder.
Servings: 6 people
- 3 large Tomatoes or 4 medium
- 2 Green chilies
- 10 Black pepper
- ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
- ¼ teaspoon Asafetida
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
- to taste Salt
- 2 tablespoon Lemon juice
- ½ cup Cooked tuvaram paruppu / toor dal
- 1 teaspoon Ghee
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- for garnish Cilantro
Cook the tuvaram parruppu/toor dal until mushy in a pressure cooker.
Grind together the tomatoes, green chilies, black pepper and cumin seeds into a smooth paste and pour it into a sauce pan. Wash the blender jar with about a cup of water and add it to the pan.
Add turmeric powder, asafetida and salt to the ground mixture and boil this for about 10-12 minutes or until it reduces to half its original quantity.
In the meantime mash the cooked dal and add about 2 cups of water to it. Add this to the well boiled tomato mixture and let it boil once.
Heat the ghee in a small pan and add the mustard seeds to it. Let it sputter and then add this to the rasam. Add the lemon juice and garnish with cilantro.
Serve the Thakkali Juice Rasam with hot rice and ghee or as a soup.
Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg