Monday, November 30, 2009

Lemon Rasam

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No South Indian meal is complete with out rasam and there are so many varieties of rasam's which are prepared at our home.This is one of the most simple rasam's which can be prepared in a matter of 5 mins provided you have cooked dal in your hand already.Cooked dal is tempered with ginger and green chillies and lemon juice is added to give the tangy ness to the rasam instead of adding tamarind pulp.This can be even savored as a soup when you are ill.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Toor dal/Masoor dal/Moong dal
4-5 green chillies,slitted
1/4 tsp turmeric/haldi
1/4 tsp finely chopped ginger(optional)
2-3 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped coriander
salt to taste

for Tadka:

1 tsp Cumin seeds/jeera
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
8-10 curry leaves
6-8 black peppercorns,slightly crushed
a pinch of hing/asafoetida
1 tsp ghee



Method:
  • Pressure cook dal with little turmeric for 3 whistles until soft.Mash it with a back of laddle slightly.
  • Add in enough water ,salt and let it come to a boil.
  • In the Mean while heat ghee in the tadka pan and crackle mustard seeds and jeera.Add finely chopped ginger,crushed black pepper and green chillies and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add curry leaves and hing and mix well.Pour this into the boiling rasam and add coriander leaves and let it boil.
  • Now mix it properly and switch off the stove.
  • Add lemon juice and give a stir.
Serve hot with rice,any vegetable fry and papad.

Note:
  • If you use masoor dal,you can directly cook it on the stove for 10-12 minutes and then proceed with the same procedure.
  • Though moong dal and Toor dal can be cooked on the stove top,it takes bit longer to get cooked.So better cook them in the pressure cooker.
  • Add lemon at the end after you switch off the stove,otherwise it will turn bitter.

32 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...never tasted this rasam...looks yum...love the tangy flavour of lemon in dal....

SE(Denufood) said...

yummy...yummy...this makes me remember to clear my draft of lemom pepper rasam...

Varunavi said...

Heard of this rasam but never made or tasted it.Yummy with hot rice

Sushma Mallya said...

flavourful rasam,loved the ingredients in it,nice & delicious prathiba..

Valarmathi said...

Never tasted this rasam, looks tangy and perfect with hot rice.

Pari said...

hi. this is just perfect with steaming hot rice....pass the bowl dear.

Vrinda said...

New rasam to me...sounds gr8 and perfect for this cold winter...

Happy cook said...

Love the colour, looks so beautiful.

my kitchen said...

Yours is close to my mom's rasam. perfect with hot rice

DEESHA said...

I love lemon rasam. This looks very comforting

Gita said...

Very comforting rasam Prathibha...looks good :)

chakhlere said...

woww!! I was just looking for such nice recipe for the muggy and cold weather today...i am gonna make it now!! Thanks for sharing!!

Vidhya said...

This is one of my favortie rasam.. I love it along with potato spicy curry

Padma said...

Delicious rasam. Perfect with hot rice and papad.

Usha said...

Lemon rasam is one of my favorite type of rasams, there is something so refreshing about it. Yours has turned out perfectly....

munchcrunchandsuch said...

simple comfort food and I love the naturally tangy tAste in it

Priya said...

I love lemon rasam, my mom used to drizzle few drops of ghee while having this rasam, feel like having rite now..such a comforting food..

Cham said...

Adding ginger is new ... I imagine how confort it should be with some rice!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Yummy! love the recipe!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too make in a very similar way,I love this rasam a lot!

Nandini said...

One of my fav rasam! Looks perfect with hot rice. Adding ginger is healthy verson!

Nandini said...

One of my fav rasam! Looks perfect with hot rice. Adding ginger is healthy verson!

jayasree said...

One of my fav rasam. I don't add ginger. Adding it, sure makes it more healthy.

Lovely click.

jeyashrisuresh said...

yummy and tangy rasam.my mom makes this very nicely.your rasam reminded me that.nice and tempting picures

Tina said...

Wow never prepared this....Cute and colourful lemon rasam.

Rohini said...

Yummy rasam, we also make it in a similar way!! Perfectly comforting for a cold weather!
Btw, I tried the snake-gourd kura dear, it was simply out-of-the-world! Shall post it soon and link it back to you! :)

Kanchan said...

I have been wanting to prepare Rasam for too long now .. Thnks for reminder will surely try it soon !

Malar Gandhi said...

Loved ur picture so much, too good. Lemon rasam is the best comfort meal.

Laavanya said...

I don't normally like lemon when added to gravies/dhals but am fascinated by lemon rasam - love the fresh taste it has.

San!!! said...

Not a big fan of rasam,but you rasam is making me to think over n try it.Rasam is pretty much colorful prathy..

kothiyavunu said...

Yummy and tangy rasam!!Rasam is comfort food for me..Perfect for this weather.:)

shahana said...

Was searching for a lemon rasam recipe and now i got it!!!thanks for sharing

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