Lemon Rasam

Rasam is commom recipe in South Indian homes. Its like a soup. You can drink it or mix it with white rice. Lemon Rasam is simple to make, light and tangy. Learn how to make lemon rasam by following this recipe.


2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 cup toor dal (Soak it in a cup of warm water)
2 tsp rasam powder
1 lemon
little ginger, grated
1 green chilli, slit lenghtwise
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
few curry leaves
coriander leaves, for garnishing

For the seasoning:

1 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leaves
pinch of hing


1: Pressure cook toor dal till soft. Mash it well and keep aside.

2: Take a tumbler of water, add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, rasam powder, green chilli, salt, ginger and curry leaves. Boil till the raw flavour goes.

3:Mix cooked toor dal with little water and add it to the rasam. Do not boil rasam too much as it will loose its taste.

4: Switch off when it is frothy. Squeeze juice of lemon to the rasam.

5: Heat a tsp of ghee and season the rasam with the ingredients for seasoning.

6: Garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy it!!!!

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Archana.

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