Wednesday 24 April 2013

Lemon Rasam/Elumichham Pazham Rasam/Lemon Rasam Recipe

South Indian Meals is never complete without rasam, there are different varieties of rasams and lemon rasam has a special place in it. The lemon rasam is made with thoor dhal or paasi paruppu so we get all the benefits of dhal and also in enriched with vitamin C because of the lemon juice. I used to crave this rasam a lot when I was pregnant and will ask my friend to make it and give. Ok guys, try out this lemon rasam you will surely love it. Check out my other  Rasam Varieties here...

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…

Thoor dhal/Paasi paruppu
½ cup
Green chillies
3 -4 Split lengthwise
½ inch piece finely chopped or grated
1 finely chopped
1 big or 2 small
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Dry red chillies
Curry leaves
2 cloves crushed
1 tbsp finely chopped
2 tsp
One pinch

For Rasam powder
Black pepper corns
1 ½ tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Curry leaves
Preparation Time: 5 -7 minutes                              Recipe Category: Lunch, Rasam Varieties
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes                              Recipe Cuisine: South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Serves: 5-6
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Wash the thoor dhal and pressure cook it with 1 ½ cup of water along with turmeric powder and keep it aside. 

Make rasam podi with the ingredients mentioned, it should be crushed and not to fine powder.

In a kadai heat oil, add  mustard seeds after it splutters add cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and sauté for 2o sec. Now add the green chillies, ginger, tomatoes and sauté until mushy.

Open the pressure cooker after the steam releases, mash it masher and add another 1 ½ - 2 cups of water to it. Now add the cooked dhal, salt to the kadai and let it come to boil.

Add the crushed garlic, rasam powder, cilantro and boil for 5-7 min. Now switch off the stove.

Extract the juice from the lemon without seeds and add it to the rasam, and adjust according to your taste.

Delicious lemon rasam is ready. It can be served with potato roast, plantain fry or spicy chicken fry.


Never add the lemon juice when the rasam is boiling in the stove, add only after you switch off the stove, otherwise the rasam will start tasting bitter.

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  1. We can have rasam everyday and still don't get tired of it. I like your lemon version. My other half was just asking me to make rasam for this weekend and I am getting down to this lemon tang one.

  2. perfect diet food priya :) kei le oru karandi rasam kudunga.. appadiyae sip pannurein..

  3. i love rasam..but never had this lemon rasam..ll try soon:)

  4. my bro does this when is out of stock with tamarind...nice one

  5. Oh that's quite new to me Priya. Sounds delish!

  6. love rasam recipes...looks so tempting n healthy

  7. wonderful...i have tasted this before but i have not prepared myself..lemoni flavor...

    Todays recipe:

  8. Zesty flavours!!Lovely recipe,priya..

  9. Love this lemon rasam all time....

  10. Awesome recipe... But in my WCG event is not based on theme or recipe... You have to link your blogpost regarding giveaway what you did it on your blog as
    4th entry. Blogpost about giveaway

  11. Ho... super-delecious rasam Priya!


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