Anu's Kitchen Rasam

Pepper Rasam Recipe with Tomato Soup

I was down with flu last weekend. Fever and cough made me tired and worn out. I always keep myself engaged with my busy toddler, household chores, art & craft works and much more. At times I push myself hard to finish lots of tasks at a time. Phew! Have to slow down and relax… it does affect my health!

I couldn’t get out of the bed on Sunday and was exhausted. Dear hubby made this hot soup style rasam for me. Ah… it was out of the world. We had a simple and tasty lunch. Hot steaming rasam and dhadhibojanam! Divine!!

Note: It’s really good to take yoghurt/curd even if you have cold/cough. My doctor always asks me to take yoghurt as it is the best probiotic food!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 3 cups


Tomato soup: 4oz
Garlic (Crushed): 2-3 pods
Tomato: 1 (medium sized)
Whole Black Pepper: 1 tsp
Mint leaves: few (optional)
Curry leaves: few (optional)
Cilantro: few (optional)
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
Rasam powder: 1 tsp
Tamarind extract: 1/4 cup
Salt: to taste
Ghee: 1 tsp

Preparation Method:

  • Dilute 4oz of tomato soup with 4 oz of water and heat it.
  • Add the tamarind extract, tomatoes, mint leaves, curry leaves, garlic, rasam powder, salt and pepper powder.
  • Keep stirring and allow the mixture to boil.
  • Meanwhile heat ghee and do seasoning with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing.
  • Add it to tomato rasam and remove from stove top.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

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2 replies on “Pepper Rasam Recipe with Tomato Soup”

Hi Anu,

Hope you have recovered by now! Rasam is the best comfort food to have when one is all stuffy and cold, isn’t it? It really clears up the sinuses!

You have a lovely blog going on here – Keep up the good work 🙂

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