Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lemon Rasam

#LemonRasam : I used to prepare #rasam everyday for lunch. Generally rasam is prepared with basic spices, dhal water and tamarind pulp. But it can also be prepared with lemon. Here I am presenting the way to make lemon rasam. The given ingredients are enough to prepare approximately two cups of rasam.

Lemon Rasam

Ingredients :
1                  tomato cut into 8 equal pieces.
1                  green chilly split lengthwise
2                  garlic cloves smashed
1/4               inch piece of ginger smashed
1 1/2 tsp      salt ( adjust )
1 small size  lemon
1 tblsp         cooked tuvar dhal
a pinch        turmeric powder

to grind :
1/2 tsp             pepper
1/2 tsp            cumin ( jeera )
1/2 tsp            fennel seeds ( sombu )
1/4 tsp           coriander seeds ( dhaniya )
1                    red chilly ( adjust )
1                    cardamom
6                    curry leaves

to temper :
1 tsp              mustard seeds
1/2 tsp           cumin seeds
6                   curry leaves
1 tsp             gingelly ( till / sesame )

to garnish :
coriander leaves

Method :
Take cooked dhal in a vessel.
Mash dhal with potato masher or by hand and mix with a cup of water.
Grind given ingredients coarsely using mixer grinder.
Put that powder into dhal water.
Add turmeric powder, cut tomato pieces, green chilly, garlic, ginger and salt.

Add another cup of water.
Keep the vessel on medium flame and cook.

Elumichai Rasam [ Lemon Rasam ]

When the rasam started frothing on top switch off the stove.
Now squeeze in lemon juice.

Lemon Rasam [ Elumichai Rasam ]

Temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves in a tsp of gingelly oil.
Pour over rasam and close with a lid.
Just before serving garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Lemon Rasam [ Elumichai Rasam ]

Take hot white rice in a plate. First take out two pieces of tomato from rasam and place it over rice.
Mix well with white rice. Now pour 2 to 3 ladle full of rasam over rice and mix well.
Now enjoy with any thuvatal or onion fryums. Ha! mmm... no chance at all!

Other rasam recipes you might like to try

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