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Mar 1, 2008

Nimbu Saaru / Lemon Rasam with no tomatoes


I learnt this 'instant lemon rasam with no tomatoes' recipe from my mom. This is my entry to the JFI - Lime/Lemon hosted by Coffee. Thanks for hosting this event coffee and for choosing a wonderful ingredient.


Ingredients:

Toor dal (cooked) - 3 tablespoons
Water - 2 cups
(you can cook 2 to 3 tablespoons of toor dal in 2 cups water and use the entire content for this rasam)

Ginger (grated) - 1 teaspoon

Green chilli (slit vertically) - 1

Asafoetida powder a pinch

Turmeric powder - quarter teaspoon

Rasam powder - 1 teaspoon

Lemon juice - 2 tablespoons (use readymade or squeeze juice from 2 lemons)

Salt as required

Ghee - 2 teaspoons

Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon

Chopped coriander leaves

Method:

Mix the dal and water. Add turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, green chilli, ginger and salt and allow it to boil in medium heat.

Keep the lemon juice ready.

Add the rasam powder and let it boil for a minute. Now, reduce the heat and add the lemon juice. Stir well and remove from heat.

For the seasoning, heat ghee and add cumin seeds, when it sizzles, add it carefully to the rasam. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with white rice.


33 comments:

Uma said...

wow, lovely rasam! Nice entry.

Sreelu said...

Hmm myths nice rasam, perfect for todays weather

Nags said...

what a lovely idea to make rasam tangy in a healthy and non-fussy way!

Vani said...

I love nimbe saaru! Nice pic there too, M!

Am back from India. Had a fab trip. Little M had a blast there, as can be expected! :) Hope you are doing well! Read about your bloggers meet. How fun that must have been! We should do that in NJ - there are enough of us here! Hmm..

Sagari said...

rasam looks refreshing

Shankari said...

I was planning to ask my mom for this recipe..thanks for posting

Cham said...

Rasam looks so fresh like soup :)

Lavanya Raj said...

Refreshing Rasam..My favourite one.

Dhivya said...

wow healthy and easy rasam myth!

sowmya said...

i started making this rasam very recently and since then quite frequently..this is the best of all rasams..yours looks lovely..

Menu Today said...

Hi Mythreyee,
I love this rasam, your version looks nice., thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

I love this too, so simple but absolutely delcious. great entry!:)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Simple and easy!!! indeed a comfort food....

shriya said...

WoW Lemon rasam, Never heard about this one before. Simple and looks very delicious. Must try one.

LG said...

Hi Mythreyee, I love this lemon rasam. It is such a comforter..Apt entry!

Seena said...

Love all variety of rasams.., good one! :)

Mythreyee said...

Thank you so much girls for your sweet comments. I think lemon rasam is everyone's fav.

Kalai said...

Have to try this rasam sometime soon! Lovely entry! :)

Shankari said...

I just finished making lemon rasam and it tastes exactly like my mom's yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay..Thank U :)

A Cook @ Heart said...

Good one!! I am gonna make something similar.. !!

easycrafts said...

My mom makes them too and i just love them

Archy said...

Lovely entry Mythreyee !!
Never tried Lemon rasam.. simple and easy.. shall give a try :) !!

Linda said...

Hi Mythreyee, haven't tried a lemon rasam and now this has me craving a taste :)

mallugirl said...

tangy and refreshing..very apt entry for highlighting the flavor of lemons.

Mallika said...

Just saw this on Spice Cafe. It looks absolutely delicious. It's so cold here in London, Rasam is what I need to warm up now!!

Ranjini said...

Nice Recipe..I usually prepare this rasam with tomatoes and do not use rasam powder. Will definitely try this:-)

Anonymous said...

thankyou for your wonderful recipe
i was seeing for this kind of recipe only keep posted ....

Rekha said...

Would love to try this tonight..It's my all time favorite.

kiranmayi said...

Nice recipe !!easy one too

sankar said...

How do you make your rasam powder ?

Mythreyee said...

http://sites.google.com/a/paajaka.com/paajaka-recipes/Recipe-Index/spice-powders follow this link for rasam powder recipe.

Sankar said...

Thanks,
the rasam was nice when i tried. but i tried with a different rasam powder (there were so many available in the market, just wanted to try one of them).

My Favorite Authors said...

Great recipe, tank u so much...

Also post the recipe and method for preparing kollu rasam...