Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Tomato Rasam South Indian Style ~ 5-2 Diet



Spicy South Indian tomato soup that is tasty and delicious served with boiled rice and a green bean curry.

Ingredients:

6 Medium Tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt ( alternatively add lo salt)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon  whole cumin seeds
1 red dried chilli
1 stalk coriander leaves finely chopped for garnish
1 teaspoon light olive oil
500 ml water

Method:

1. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces and place in a microwaveable bowl with lid.
2. Add 250ml water and cook the tomatoes on high for 5 minutes.
3. Remove the cooked tomatoes from the microwave and put them into a blender jug and blend them to a smooth paste.
4. Strain the pureed tomatoes  and discard the skin and seeds.
5. In a pan add the olive oil, when it is hot add the cumin seeds and red dried chilli. Add the strained tomatoes and add the salt and pepper.
6. Bring the rasam to a simmer for 2-3 minutes and turn off the heat.Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Rasam can be served on its own or as an accompaniment to boiled rice and  curry.

This Rasam can be part of the 5- diet, its is approximately 95 calories per serving ( 1 bowl of Rasam)
 NB-Rice  not included in calorie count

Calories per serving
Carbs
Fat
Protein
Sodium
Sugar
95
16
3
3
1188
10


























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61 comments:

  1. This looks tasty, we make a similar Polish tomato soup served with rice but I'll definitely try this.

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    1. It’s funny how most recipes are similar in many cuisines with different names and slight adjustment of ingredients.

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    2. Yes! Renatka is right, we have similar recipe for soup. You can either serve it with rice or pasta ;) my fave was always rice!

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  2. I liked some variations of rasam when I lived in South India. But I never tried making it. I'll try this one :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy this simple rasam.

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  3. I've been looking for a tomato based soup recipe. Perfect! Thank you. :-)

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    1. Nate I hope you enjoy the slightly spicy flavour.

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  4. 95 calories! It sounds delicious and miles more appetising than my boring weight watchers soup!

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    1. Easy to make too si I hope you will ditch weight watchers soup and try this.

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  5. Im not into cooking but i am very interesting on the nutrition source. it is good for slimming down. Thanks for the recipe! My wife would love this

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    1. Please do share the link with your wife, that way you can taste it.

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  6. This sounds really tasty. I like how easy it is to make it.

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  7. This looks/sounds so good! My family and I love spicy food. I'll definitely be trying this out.

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    1. Do drop by and let me know how you enjoyed it after making it.

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  8. Looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing the recipe. :)

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  9. This sounds amazing. I love that the ingredients list is so short as well.

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  10. This looks delicious! Definitely needs saving to my recipes :) xo

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    1. I hope you get a chance to make it.

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  11. I love the spicy heat with the tomatoes for this soup - it sounds perfect for warming up and fighting off the cold winter days...

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  12. Looks good! Thanks for sharing your recipe Nayna!

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  13. My mum would love this recipe, I will have to make it for her next time she stays

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  14. That looks like such a clean taste and beautifully presented in that pot.

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  15. Yum this sounds and looks really tasty will give it a go x

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  16. This sounds wonderful - delicious and easy for a cold winter day- but I am wondering about the sodium content. Did your program for computing nutrition facts think you were using canned tomatoes? I have to watch sodium intake (high blood pressure) and somehow, if you are using fresh tomatoes, it just doesn't sound right. Alana from UBC

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    1. I used fresh tomatoes.According to on line calculator 1 teaspoon salt has 2376 sodium , since I used 1/2 teaspoon that would be 1188 however you can remove the salt and add lo salt and that will bring it down to 340 which is healthier.

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  17. My all time fav , rasam looks very inviting and delicious !!

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  18. I love rasam. Its a refreshing soup. Love your cutlery too.

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  19. Never tried it but i'd love to.

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  20. Have not seen this before, but would make a lovely alternative to my homemade soup of bland English veg lol...will make it this afternoon for lunch tomorrow..can't wait :)

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  21. I'm going to make this, sounds tasty, lovely twist on tomato soup :)

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  22. looks amazing.....so tempting...gorgeous clicks..

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  23. Fingerlicking rasam, one of my comforting food..

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  24. That looks so good and such a beautiful bowl! Fabulous styling.

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  25. This looks like a very tasty 5-2 soup, definitely worth a try. GG

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  26. I like the idea of adding spices to tomato soup.

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  27. I made a similar soup for the 5:2 diet too Nayna, but never knew there was a soup similar with a name! So, I have learned something today!

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  28. It sounds delicious, but I think I have fallen in love with your soup tureen.

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  29. This looks a really tasty soup. I think I Might make it at the weekend and serve it with a plain naan bread on the side

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  30. I love fresh tomato soup. This one is rather nice because it is so simple - and uses a microwave!

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  31. I can't believe this is only 95 calories! I'll be making it this weekend!

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  32. Sounds like a deliciously fragrant tommie soup, yummy!

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  33. Delish, and looks a lot like summer!
    Janie x

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  34. Not heard of Rasam before, sounds nice.

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  35. Lovely recipe and styling Nayna.

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  36. This looks delicious. It would be great for my mum who is on the 5-2 diet, I'll definitely share this with her :)

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  37. My son's favourite soup is tomato so I am always on the lookout for new ideas. Not heard of rasam before so will certainly give this a try.

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  38. This sounds so tasty, I have to admit I have a bit of a love for tomato soup.

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  39. I love anything tomato based so will have to try! Thanks!

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  40. A proper winter warmer, sounds delicious!

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  41. That does look really good. Tomatoes can be so tart, but I think this'll be really rich and smooth :)

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  42. Oooo I love the look of this one red dried chilli - come and get me if you dare :-)

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  43. Don't usually like tomato soups, but this one may just be the exception to that rule.

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  44. Stephanie Whitehouse22 October 2014 at 08:40

    I have lots of bottled tomatoes from the allotment so I'll try this

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  45. I have never heard of this but it sounds lovely.

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  46. I do not have Indian food very often but this sounds very good especially as I want to try the 5:2 diet soon.

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  48. I haven't heard of this before but it sounds lovely.

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