Friday, 6 November 2009

Lemon Rasam

One of the much sought after Rasam in our home is Lemon Rasam. This rasam may be relished with hot Rice and roasted papad or each sip may be enjoyed like a soup! With winter very much in, this rasam is always relished with a bright smile to lighten up the dark days!


Cooked Toor dal- 2 cups
Chopped Green chillies- 2
Chopped Ginger- 1 inch peice
Curry leaves - Few
Coriander leaves- Few sprigs
Turmeric powder- A pinch
Salt to taste
Ghee- 2 tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Red chilly- 1 (Broken into pieces)
Jeera/Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Hing/Asafoetida- A pinch
Lemon- 1

Take the cooked dal in a vessel and add Green chillies, Ginger, Curry leaves, Coriander leaves, Turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and bring it to a nice boil. In a small pan, heat ghee. Add Urad dal, Mustard seeds, Red chilly pieces and Jeera. Once the mustard has stopped spluttering, add Hing and pour this tempering to the Rasam. Finally, Before, serving, squeeze a lemon and enjoy!

Note- You may crush some garlic and add to the tempering. Thats a differet experience altogether!

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 4 people


  1. Nice colour and click...Lemon rasam looks yummy.

  2. yum! Lemon rasam our family's favourite rasam too. I make it very often.

  3. Must be really delicious with rice and padad...loved this lemon rasam recipe...good one..

  4. Lemon rasam looks delicious!!Never tried lemon rasam...Thank for sharing

  5. Mmm.. rasam looks so tempting.. My MIL makes it often, i have tried once!

  6. Wow, I've never tried anything quite like this, it looks delicious! Great recipe!

  7. I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation and lemon rasam is absolutely new recipe for me. It looks delicious and yummy.
    You are welcome in my blogs.

  8. Falvorful and delicious looking rasam! My fav too!! :)

  9. Thank you so much for those encouraging words!


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