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Instant Tomato Rasam with Homemade instant rasam mix

Rasam is an integral part of South Indian meals and is generally taken along with rice. It makes a good appetizer and is also served as a starter in some restaurants.

In this post, I have explained how to make quick Instant Rasam in just 5min using the Instant Rasam Mix (detailed in the earlier blog).

Cooking time: 5min -6min

Makes: 1 liter of rasam


  • Tomatoes (medium size)                            – 2 nos.chopped
  • Instant Rasam powder mix                       – 1/4 cup
  • Water                                                               – 4 cups
  • Salt                                                                    – to taste (2 tsp)


  • Ghee                                                                 – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds                                               – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves       


  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped              


Both step by step text instruction as well as video instructions are given.

Step 1:

Pour  two cups of water in a bowl and allow it to boil. Once the water starts to boil, add the chopped tomatoes and further allow it to boil for two minutes.

Step 2:

Add instant Rasam powder and continue boiling for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 3:

Add salt and then add two more cups of water.Stir well. Do not allow the rasam to boil.

Step 4:

In a separate pan allow the mustard seeds to crackle in ghee. Then add the curry leaves to it.

Garnish the rasam with chopped coriander leaves, mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Step 5:

Switch off the stove. Tasty Rasam is ready to be served.

Video Procedure:

Video on making Instant rasam powder and instant rasam is attached below for those who prefer video option.

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