9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Lemon Rasam

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Lemon Rasam

Rasam - the word is equal to home food!!! Love rasam and its flavor.. In our cuisine rasam is a daily food. And the best comfort food.. So there are many types of rasam and this one is with lemon flavor. I chose this for L - Regional Food
Lemon Rasam - IMG_0386
Lemon - 1
Lemon zest - from 1 lemon (optional - traditionally it is not used)
Tomato - 2 medium
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Curry Leaves - 10
Coriander Leaves - 1 table spoon
Green Chili - 2
Red Chili - 1
Ginger pieces - 1 tea spoon
Water - 2 to 3 cups
Salt - 1 1/2 tea spoons
Tuvaram Parupu / Toor Dal - 1/4 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tea spoon + 1/2 tea spoon
Ghee - 1 tea spoon (can use oil also)
Pressure cook the tuvaram parupu with 3/4 cup water and 1/4 tea spoon until well done. Generally it takes 3 - 4 whistles. Mash it well and set aside
Heat 2 cups water, cut tomatoes, green chili (slit), ginger pieces and curry leaves
Add 1//2 tea spoon turmeric and salt and bring it to boil
Add 1 more cup of water
Once the raw smell goes away, add the mashed dal and allow it cook for 3 to 4 minutes
Add coriander leaves
Heat ghee in a small pan and add mustard seeds, once it crackles, add cumin seeds, red chili and asafetida and immediately pour it over the hot rasam
Remove from heat and add the lemon zest and the lemon juice and keep it covered for 3 - 5 minutes. Serve hot!!!
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  1. i love rasams, this looks very easy and also loved the idea of adding lemon zest , just ends up making it exotic

  2. Love love this lemon rasam very much..Inviting!

  3. Wow ! Learned lemon rasam perfectly and now I can make it for sure..

  4. wow very very yummy looking lemon rasam makes me drool :) i like to drink rasam as a soup !! loving it..

  5. Yeah. One more Rasam recipe. I will make a separate folder for rasam recipes now.

  6. Adding lemon zest is new to me. Nice bowl of flavorful rasam...

  7. oops I am not sure if I left a comment here...anyway I have been wanting to make lemon rasam and after seeing couple of them, would surely plan soon..very inviting bowl..

  8. Never made rasam with zest must try..rasams are always welcome.

  9. Yummy, tangy rasam. Could drink a glassful..

  10. I also did the same for L :)..I add tamarind as well :)

  11. Lemon rasam with hot rice ...divine:-)

  12. Lovely rasam! One of my favorite...Sowmya, you forgot to mention when to add the tomatoes. Please include that in your procedure when you get a chance..


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