Monday, November 10, 2014

Lemon Rasam | Nimma Rasam

Lemon Rasam
Rasam is a comforting & appetizing dish form Southern India. They are various versions of rasam dishes & one of those is "Lemon Rasam". The preparation is all same as the regular rasam & the only difference is we add lemon juice instead of tamarind pulp for the tanginess in dish.  
Lemon Rasam
Prep Time-5mins
Cook Time-45mins {Pressure cooking + Stove top cooking}
Pairs well with rice, curry & ghee.
1/4Cup toor dal 
2Tomatoes chopped 
1Medium drumstick chopped to 4 pieces 
1/4Tsp turmeric 
Few curry leaves 
2&3/4Cup water
1Tbs lemon juice
2Tsp rasam powder
1Tsp sugar
Salt to taste
1Tbs oil 
1Tsp mustard seeds
1Tsp jeera/cumin
Few curry leaves
1/2Tsp hing 
- Pressure cook toor dal, tomatoes, drumstick's & curry leaves with 3/4Cup water to 2 whistles. Allow it to cool before transferring to a vessel.  
- Mash the dal & add rasam powder, salt, sugar along with 2Cups water. 
- Bring them to boil & adjust salt if needed. Cook for 5mins one low heat & switch off heat.
- Heat pan with oil. To that add mustard, cumin & curry leaves. Once the mustard starts jumping add hing to pan & switch off heat. 
- Add tadka & lemon juice to rasam. Mix them well & rasam is ready to serve. 
- Serve with warm rice & a dollop of ghee.
- Don't heat rasam after adding lemon rasam.
Lemon Rasam
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  1. Love the addition of drumsticks, lipsmacking rasam..Comforting food.

  2. Rasam sounds really good on this cold day.

  3. I love lemon rasam and adding drumsticks to the rasam is very new to me. Looks very tempting!

  4. A inviting rasam, an attractive photograph of the dish.

  5. Lemon rasam looks so inviting...Love to drink just like that :)

  6. wow Love the aadition of drumstick in this rasam dear :) looks fantastic !!

  7. Oh wow...this looks so delicious. .I am tempted.

  8. Your pictures are so sinful! have taken the humble rasam to new heights with your beautiful pictures!

  9. Love this rasam its one of the staple in our house. Never added drumstick though. Will try soon

  10. I have tried a few different versions of rasam but not this one yet. It will have to be next

  11. Lovely clicks Sreevalli. Rasam sounds delicious.

  12. I love lemon rasam and lovely click!!

  13. My mother used to make it for us. I miss this a lot! Let's see if I can find it here in Kolkata.