Monday, February 27, 2012

Lemon Rasam

Day 5 of the Blogging Marathon under the theme "Rasam"n today's rasam is simple and interesting Lemon Rasam. I learnt this rasam from my neighbor Maami, i really love her lemon rasam with her Iyengar style rasam powder loaded with lots of flavor n spices. That too she use crushed green chilli for this lemon rasam which really enhances the flavor n taste. I follow her recipe as such except i use store bought shakthi masala Rasam powder. If u haven't tasted lemon rasam so far plz give this a try...sure u will love it.  Now to the recipe...



Ingredients
  1. Tuvar dal    1 fistfull
  2. Tomato   1 large
  3. Lemon    1 medium or 1/2 large
  4. Green chilli    3-4 no.s
  5. Curry leaves    1-2 sprig
  6. Cilantro   6-7 stems
  7. Turmeric powder    a pinch
  8. Rasam powder    1 and 1/2 tbsp
  9. Salt   to taste
  10. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  11. Hing    1/4 tsp
  12. Oil     1-2 tsp
Method
  • In apressure, add dal pinch of turmeric powder, 2 cups of water n few drops of castor oil(optional) and pressure cook it for 2-3 whistles.
  • Once done, wait till pressure cools down and mash gently and keep ready.
  • Chop tomatoes and mash uisng hands and keep ready. Squeeze lemon and add 1tbsp of water mix it and keep ready.
  • Heat oil in  a kadai, add mustard seeds and wait till it pop and then add hing, curry leaves n crushed green chilli and fry well.
  • Then add dal with its water, mashed tomato and give a stir.
  • Add rasam powder,enough salt and 1/4 cup water and cook covered in medium heat until it starts frothy n boil.
  • Now add squeezed lemon juice and some cilantro leaves and turn off the stove.
  • Let it sit in the stove for few more minutes , so that the flavors gets completely blend.
  • That's it...Tangy n Yummy Lemon Rasam ready.


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43 comments:

  1. Love the color of your rasam. I make this regularly but never added chillies to it.

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  2. sangee........u r just killing me vth ur rasam dishes yaar........iam getting confused...its like rasam`s festival for me...thank you os much dear.....

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    1. Thanks Maha...so happy that u liked all my rasam recipes :)

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  3. Very refreshing one, nice clicks Sangee..

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  4. Looks very delicious sangee.. great clicks !

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  5. Sangie I am drooling here after reading and seeing this wonderful and tangy rasam I was on a lookout for this rasam in your space from the day you promised to post it.Thank you dear.

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    1. Its my pleasure...glad that u liked this lemon rasam...do give it a try n let me know h u like it??

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  6. The rasam bowl is really inviting!..yum...love rasams:)

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  7. looks delicious and I love the step by step photos

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  8. yummy rasam!...i make this from time to time and alwaya enjoy it!

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  9. Never tried lemon rasam...looks so hearty, Sangee, nice presentation

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  10. Love rasam, lemon, pepper or tomato. That bowl looks like comfort to me ha!

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  11. I love lemon rasam. Looks very delicious

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  12. Lemon rasam looks very yummy .One of my fav rasams

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  13. wonderful rasam.. an all time fav rasam..

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  14. oh yum!looks amazing....love this recipe....

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  15. Your version is very different from the way I make...will try yours next time...looks very good

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  16. Delicious looking rasam,sounds so yummy.

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  17. What more can someone ask for after seeing this lemony delight. :)

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  18. nice tangy rasam...if you have any egg recipes, pls link it up before tomorrow :-)

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  19. Yummy recipe..bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  20. Hearty rasam recipe dear! I wish I could have it now!

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  21. you did Ph.d on rasam or what. you have so many wonderful recipes. love it

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    1. Ph.d :)) ?? nothing like that, its Blogging Marathon-have to post under one particular theme throughout the week n hence here Rasam Festival this week :)) thank You Kannan !

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  22. Lemon Rasam looks lovely.. Nice recipe and the clicks are great

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  23. Great looking comfort food. Very beautifully captured.

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  24. Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments...do keep visiting!

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  25. wow i love all kinds of rasams...and this one i am gona make next

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  26. yet another interesting & different rasam from ur blog... looks yummy!

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  27. Rasam looks amazing and love your pictures. Very nice Sangee and thanks for linking...

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  28. Just tried you lemon rasam for my mom.. it was rely good.. thanks for sharing the recipe! :-)

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    1. Thank You so much for sharing your feedback, happy that u liked the Rasam :)

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