Tomato Drumstick Rasam, Charu, Saaru

Tomato Drumstick Rasam

Tomato Drumstick Rasam is a South Indian Soup that has a base of tomato with tamarind pulp and drumsticks. This rasam is easy and quick to make. I have used rasam powder for this recipe to save on time but the taste is really good. The flavor of rasam is spicy, sour and yummy. Rasam is also popularly called as Saaru in Karnataka and Charu in Andhra Pradesh.

South Indian meals will never be complete without Rasam. It is light on the stomach and aids in digestion. Though there are many varieties of rasam, but this one has a good amount of tomatoes and drumstick. Rasam goes perfectly with rice or you may even drink just like a soup if you find yourself suffering from cold.

Tomato Drumstick Rasam, Charu, Saaru

You may like to try our similar recipes like Sambar with freshly ground masala, Easy Shallot Sambar and Buttermilk (Masala Chaas).

Yield: 5 to 6
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients For Tomato Drumstick Rasam

2 drum stick cut and boiled
1 tablespoon coriander chopped
1 cup tomato chopped.
1 tablespoon curry leaves chopped
1 green chilli slit
2 cups water
2 to 3 tablespoon tamarind pulp
¼ teaspoon haldi
1 tablespoon rasam powder
Salt to taste

2 teaspoon ghee
1 teaspoon mustard
2 dry red chilli
A pinch of hing

Directions For Tomato Drumstick Rasam

  • Puree the tomatoes in a food processor.
  • In a pot add tomato puree, curry leaves, green chilli, water and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Add haldi, rasam powder, tamarind pulp and boil for 5 minutes
  • Now add the drumstick, salt and let it boil for 10 minutes.
  • Seasoning
  • Heat ghee in a pan; add mustard, red chilli, hing and let it splitter.
  • Pour on the rasam and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve as soup or with rice.

Note: Use coriander leaves with stems to make the rasam more flavourful. Stems give additional flavour to the rasam.

Tomato Drumstick Rasam, Charu, Saaru
Tomato Drumstick Rasam