May 19, 2013

Lemon Rasam

From the usual tamarid rasam,when you want a change you can try this lemon rasam.This is a wonderful soup,can be had on its own.Serve with hot rice or toasted bread.

Ingredients
  1. Toor dhall- 1/4 cup,cooked and mashed.
  2. Tomato- 1 ,medium ,mashed
  3. Green chilly-1 ,slit
  4. Hing -1/4 tsp
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Turmeric Powder-1/4 tsp 
  7. Lemon juice-1 tsp
To Grind
  1. Green chillies- 2,slit
  2. Whole Pepper-1/4 tsp
  3. Whole Jeera-1/2 tsp
  4. Coriander seeds-1/4 tsp
  5. Garlic-2 pods with skin on.
  6. Curryleaves- 1 string,washed
Grind it into coarse ,pulse 2-3 times.Dont add water,dont make it into paste.

 To Season
  1. Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  2. Red chillies- 1,split
  3. Coriander leaves-2 string,chopped
  4. Oil-1 tsp


Method
  1. In a bowl add the cooked and mashed dhal,tomato ,hing,,turmeric powder,green chilly and add a 11/2 cup of water and let it boil.
  2. When it boils add the ground paste and mix it well.
  3. Keep it in a medium flame,when it is about to bowl ,add the coriander leaves and switch off and close it with a lid.
  4. In a another kadai ,heat oil ,add the mustard seeds when it splutters,add the red chilly ,after 1 sec,top it on the top of the rasam.
  5. When the rasam cools down add  a 1 tsp of lemon juice and give it a stir.You can more/less to suit your palate.

Tips
  1. After adding the ground powder ,dont let the rasam boil ,it spoils the taste.
  2. I dont peel the skin of garlic for rasam,it adds more flavor.
  3. After switching off close with the lid immediatley.
  4. Add lemon juice according to the sourness of the tomato.
  5. If the dhall is too watery adjust the water accordingly.
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45 comments:

  1. Love lemon rasam anytime ..I have a a similar version with coconut n lemon

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  2. Our ever favorite classic tangy rasam. The lemon is a great replacement for tamarind. So inviting.

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  3. I can have recipe anytime and still am never tired of it.. Perfect recipe Meena :-)

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  4. O god..I love rasam to the core, esp paruppu n lemon rasam..Looks so delicious

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  5. Rasam is my favorite too and your bowl of Rasam looks wonderful :-)

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  6. looks so yummy...lovely picture...

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  7. Rasam is one of the regular on menu as hubs love it.will try try out this too.

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    1. do try humi,you will definitely like it.

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  8. This variation of lemon rasam (with ground powder) is new to me. Looks yummy!

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  9. Delicious rasam, looks absolutely wonderful.

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  10. Very comforting food, love this rasam very much.

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  11. Very soothing food after heavy sundays!! love it!!

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  12. always my fav.. perfect soup to cure cold..

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  13. Rasam is my fav one, it looks so tempting!!

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  14. Looks yummy :) x

    www.todaymyway.com

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  15. Wonderful rasam, looks very inviting.A yummy & delicious recipe.
    shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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  16. My fav rasam. looks tempting !

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  17. A very interesting twist to the usual rasam.

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  18. love this rasam.. comfort food.. :)

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  19. Simply delicious and lovely rasam...
    I love rasam, your lemon rasam is really inviting...

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  20. Love this rasam. Looks very delicious dear.

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  21. I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did! the spices you use sound amazing! happy to follow you :)
    Mary x

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  22. oh this looks delicious!!


    xx
    bianca
    http://www.worryaboutitlaterr.blogspot.com

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  23. Thanks, I had Just Started Following ur Blog on GFC

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  24. thanks for ur lovely comments on my blogs, Meena dear. ..:) keep droping by...

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  25. Wow ... Its perfect & awesome:)

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  26. Nice rasam...perfect on a cold day with some rice :)

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  27. Very appealing and Yummy rasam.Glad to follow you dear....

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  28. wow lovely clicks and look's scrumptious :)

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