Kalchina Tomato Chaaru |Chargrilled Tomato Rasam

I follow this amazing group on Facebook called Bangalore Foodies Club. We talk, fight, share recipes, good and bad reviews and everything in between :-). One fine day, a young man started posting pictures of his amazing everyday cooking. I followed his posts religiously everyday. one fine morning , I asked him for a recipe and he says “swami, I am not very good at writing recipes” . I said, I think I can do that  pretty well. We got talking and we agreed that he would send me voice recording of his recipes, I would try them, write the recipes and post it on my blog. He asked me to name this series “Bachelor Vantalu”. These are made with minimal ingredients and cooked in easy ways. So, here is the first recipe in this series.  Thank you Ravi Swami for sharing the recipe!!

so, this is not any other rasam recipe! Ravi says this is one of the best hangover cures !! 😉


  1. 3 Tomatoes
  2. 2 green chillies
  3. Black Pepper corns – 1 tablespoon
  4. Cumin / jeera – 1 tablespoon
  5. Methi seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
    • tempering
  6. Ghee – 1 tablespoon
  7. Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  8. cumin / jeera – 1/2 teaspoon
  9. Asafoetida powder / hing- 1/4 teaspoon
  10. curry leaves
  11. dry red chillies – 2
  12. water – 2 cups
  13. salt to taste
  14. coriander

Char grill the tomatoes and green chillies on coals or stove top, till the tomatoes turn soft  .  Take off heat and keep it in a covered container ( The steam will help the peels come off easily ). Once they are cooled, peel and mash tomatoes and chillies or run it in the mixie to a coarse paste, add water and salt and keep aside.

Dry roast methi, pepper and jeera and crush it a mortar a pestle to a coarse powder. Add this powder to the tomato mix and boil it for 10 minutes on low heat, now strain the mixture.  Heat ghee in a kadai, add tempering ingredients. fry for 30 seconds and add to the tomato mix, chopped coriander and serve with rice

This rasam will aid in digestion and can be had with rice / just as a soup ( You try a variety of garnishes for the soup like Basil / Tulsi )



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