Everyday Tomato Rasam and Potato Roast

rasam rice potato roast
Recipe for everyday rasam and potato roast served with rice. Bachelor friendly recipe.

Rasam Saadham / Rasam Rice and Urulai Kara Kari / Potato Roast is a favorite in many South Indian households. Here is a very bachelor friendly recipe that can be put together in less than 30 minutes with ingredients that are found in everyday kitchen.

For the rasam rice, a paste is ground and boiled with spices. A final tempering of ghee is added to the recipe. If you do not want to do the tempering with ghee, vegetable oil can also be used.

Potato Kara Kari – The first time I tried this potato kara kari, it was serendipity. I have never used besan (kadalai maavu) in potato fry I do at home until recently. The additional touch of besan gives the potato fry a new dimension that I have come to call as the “aloo bonda-ish” flavor that’s mind blowing.

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Here is the video of how to make Everyday Tomato Rasam and Potato Roast

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Everyday Tomato Rasam and Potato Roast

Recipe for everyday rasam and potato roast served with rice. Bachelor friendly recipe.

  • Total Time: 30m
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x



Recipe 1 – Everyday Tomato Rasam Recipe

For Rasam Paste

1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 dried gundu chilli
4 cloves garlic with skin
1 gooseberry size tamarind soaked in water
3 ripe tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon rock salt
1/2 teaspoon jaggery
2 cups water
2 tablespoon coriander leaves, roughly chopped

Tempering Ingredients

2 teaspoon ghee
1/2 teaspoon split urad dal
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
3 dried gundu chillies
2 sprig curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida

Recipe 2 – Urulai Kara Kari Recipe

For Steaming Potatoes

4 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon sambar powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 sprigs curry leaves
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon besan (kadalai maavu)

Other Ingredients

2 tablespoon peanut oil
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds


Everyday Rasam

Soak the tamarind in 1/4 cup water for about 10 minutes. Set aside. Add in the black pepper, cumin seeds, gundu chilli, garlic cloves, soaked tamarind along with the water and tomatoes. Grind to a paste.
Add the ground paste to a pot. Add in the turmeric powder, rock salt, jaggery and water. Let it come to a boil. The rasam will foam up.
At this stage, make a tempering. Add ghee to a small tadka pan and let it slightly heat up. Add in the urad dal, mustard seeds, chillies and the curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add in the asafoetida. Let the asafoetida warm up for a few seconds.
Add the tempering to the rasam. Add in the coriander leaves. Switch off the flame and cover the pot with a lid and let the rasam rest for 15 minutes.

Urulai Kara Kari Recipe

Wash and peel the potatoes. Dice the potatoes to small pieces. Mix the potatoes with sambar powder, chilli powder, curry leaves, salt and besan. Mix well to combine. Set aside.
I like to cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker using the pot in pot method. Take a pressure cooker and add half a cup of water to the cooker. Place the potato bowl in the cooker and cover with a lid. Cook on a medium flame for 4 whistles. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure to settle naturally. The potatoes usually cooks in 2-3 whistles but we are cooking for 4 whistles as we are cooking using the pot in pot method. Remember that we did not add any water to the potato bowl. The potato cooks perfectly in this method.
Take a pan, preferably non-stick and add a tablespoon of oil to the pan. Heat the oil and add in the mustard seeds. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add in the cooked potato mixture to the pan.
Toss the potatoes for 10 minutes until well roasted.
Serve hot!

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 25m

Keywords: everyday rasam and potato roast

4 thoughts on “Everyday Tomato Rasam and Potato Roast”

  1. This is the same as how my mom used to make potato roast but she pressure cooks, then peels the skin and applies those masalas set them aside for a few minutes, and dry roasts. I tried your method it tasted the same as how my mom does. I loved it. I am usually not a fan of Rasam, since only for fever days my mom used to feed me rasam buva. But after following your recipe, I just love to have it on rainy days.

    Big thanks to you mam, your blog is very helpful for all sorts of days either busy working days or for relaxing weekends.

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