Tomato Coriander Rasam / Saaru / Chaaru / Soup

Tomato Coriander Rasam / Saaru / Chaaru / Soup is a South Indian soup made with blended tomato, coriander leaves (Cilantro), tamarind paste along with other spices. It is very simple to make and is quite delicious. When you taste it, you will experience the rich tanginess. I love the added flavor from the blended tomato and fresh cilantro. Adding pepper powder really boosts the spice level. You can also check my other rasam recipes.

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Tomato Coriander Rasam / Saaru / Chaaru / Soup

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes

I have a bite-sized video to show you how to make this recipe.


  • Tomato – ½, sliced
  • Turmeric powder -¼ tsp
  • Pepper powder -½ tsp
  • Water – 1½ cups (or) as needed
  • Tamarind paste – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves (Cilantro) – to garnish
  • Salt – to taste

To Grind:-

  • Coriander leaves (Cilantro) – ½ cup
  • Tomato – 1, roughly chopped
  • Garlic – 2 pods, peeled

To Temper:-

  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Green chili – 3, slits
  • Asafoetida (Hing) – a pinch


  1. In a blender, add the items given under ‘To grind’.
  2. Blend it into a paste and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pot, add the items given under ‘To Temper’ and allow it to splutter. 
  4. Add Coriander tomato paste and mix it well.
  5. Add 1½ cups of water (or more as needed).
  6. In a cup with ¼ water, mix tamarind paste and add it along with the Coriander tomato paste.
  7. Add sliced tomatoes, turmeric powder, pepper powder, and salt. Mix it well and allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
  8.  Finally, add coriander leaves (cilantro) and switch off the flame. Tomato Coriander Rasam / Saaru / Chaaru / Soup is now ready to serve along with hot rice and Papad!


  • Don’t allow the rasam to boil for a very long time.
  • Adjust pepper powder as per your spice level.

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