Lemon rasam.


The sourness of lemon in rasam is a real blaster and when made with right ingredients and procedure it will be heavenly . This recipe is my mother in law’s and my father’s favourite one too.

Cooked Tuvar Dal – 1/2 cup
Lemon or lime juice – 1 tbls
Green chilli-3
Tomato -1
Curry leaves – few
Coriander leaves – few
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Jeera seeds – 1 tsp
salt and oil.

To powder :

Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
Jeera seeds -1 tsp


  1. Cook tuvar dal. Pour a cup of water on this and mix well. Let it settle. Then strain the dal water , which is needed for this rasam . The dal can be used for making sambar or taken with plain rice.
  2.   Cut tomato, slit green chilli.
  3. Dry roast Coriander seeds and cumin seeds and powder them.
  4. In a kadai heat 1 tsp oil. Add the green chilli and fry them well.
  5. Then add tomato and saute well.
  6. Add the dal water, Turmeric powder , salt , curry leaves , Coriander leaves and boil in slow flame.


7.When the rasam boils add the  powder. After few minutes switch off the flame .


8.After the rasam cools or during serving time squeeze the lemons on the rasam and mix well. You guests will ask you to fetch a cup to drink this rasam.


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