Sunday, February 3, 2008

Tomato Saaru / Soup - How ever u like to call it!


With winter being the season & we here having 8" of snow, Rasam was the perfect dish i could think of cooking! A perfect dish for all those colds & coughs associated with the season. So heres a simple rasam / soup - if u like to just drink it.....

Ingredients:

Roma Tomatoe- 5
MTR Rasam Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 2
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Cilantro - for ganishing

Method:

1. Blanch the tomatoes in hot water til u see the skin of it ready to come off.

2. Peel of the skin & put it in a blender & blend it well.

3. Now transfer to a pan & add water ( I added 1 cup) - to bring to your desired consistency. Add MTR Rasam Powder, Salt & bring to a boil.

4. Season with finely chopped garlic roasted in oil, till slightly brown. Add in chopped cilantro leaves & serve hot!

We had it with rice, but you can even drink it like a soup.....your choice!

13 comments:

Kribha said...

My hubby needs to have this every single day. Be it summer or winter ,rasam is something like coffee for him. Nice one seema.

Laavanya said...

I'm all for soups these days seema.. that looks perfect. I've never made it this way but will be sure to try. That's a lot of snow. Thank God.. we were spared.

Purnima said...

Seema, wow..nice saaru. Thks for sharing..my version frm mom - 5 tomatoes, 3 green chillies,salt, tadka-pinch of hing,rai, curry leaves-method-Boil tom+gr chillies with enough water in a sauce pan, covered, once it comes to rapid boil, add salt, put off the flame, tadka, heat oil, crackle rai, add hing, add curry leaves, pour on the saaru, keep covered until serving..tastes very nice. I shall try yours (I need to purchase MTR rasam pwdr for this!)

LG said...

wow..saaru looks wonderful. A spoonful of curd in the center, I can forget rice and start drinking bowls n bowls of saaru...

Asha said...

Saaru is good to me and I LOVE MTR Rasam pd too, not a fan of MTR Sambhar pd. Looks great Seema.

Vanamala said...

saaru looks tasty to drink in the chilled weather na!!!

Nice pic ....

vimmi said...

Oh wish i could have some. My son and I have had the flu for the last 4 days, and am tired of chicken noodle soup.

TBC said...

I love rasam. I have never tried making it like this. It is the perfect comfort food (for me) along with rice and some potato roast.

easycrafts said...

Looks great and i love it with rice

Uma said...

looks good. don't you add tamarind to it? this one of our favorites.

Seema said...

Kribha- Hey! Theres are lot of people who have it everyday, but i cant :-)

Laavanya- Thanks. Try it out, very different from routine rasam. A likes to drink it!

Purnima- Thanks for sharing your mom's method. MTR Rasam is what i have - if u have home made version - go for it.

LG - Thanks.. Yes we like to drink it too!

Asha - I love Mtr rasam, but my hubby is a big fan of their sambhar powder too. I have my Mil & Mom's home made powder, but he still wants MTR.. what to say!

Vanamala - yes perfect for winter.

Vimmi - if you were close by here, definetly would have dropped some... my place too all of us had flu & are recovering.

TBC- Perfect combo u said.. i love it too. Somehow potatos & rasam go together :-)

Easycrafts - Thanks!

Uma - Thanks - No tamarind as Tomatoes are sour enough.

Purnima said...

Seema, I made this saaru with Eastern brand rasam pwdr, it was a hit..all loved it!! tks for sharing!!!

Seema said...

Purnima - Thanks for trying & glad you all liked it!