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Lemon Rasam

Lemon_Rasam_1 Lemon Rasam is easy to prepare and is an appetizer.

Serves: Four

Cooking time: less than 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Lemon – 2 (juice)
  • Green chilli – 3 no
  • Curry leaves and coriander leaves – few
  • Asafetida (hing) – 2 pinch
  • Green gram split – 1/4 cup
  • Tomato large – 1 no
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tea spoon
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) and Black pepper, coarsely powdered  – 1 tea spoon each
  • Salt – according to taste

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  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
    • Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
    • Ghee – 1/4 teaspoon
    • Curry leaves – few

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Method

Step 1

  • Boil the green gram in a pressure cooker, mash well, keep aside.
  • Chop the tomatoes and slit chilli lengthwise.

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Step 2

  • In a pan, add 4 cups of water with slit green chilli, few curry leaves, chopped tomatoes, salt, hing, coarsely powdered cumin & pepper seeds and turmeric powder.
  • Boil it for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add 3 more cups of water, mashed green gram dal and heat it.
  • Just before boiling add the coriander leaves and switch off gas burner.
  • Do the seasoning in ghee and let it cool it for 15 minutes.

Step 3

  • Now add lemon juice, mix well and now Lemon Rasam is ready. Can be served with rice or taken as a soup.

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Tips:

  • Lemon juice is to be added only after cooling down.
  • Cumin seeds and black pepper must be in coarse powder form.

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • BALAKANNAN November 9, 2010, 12:35 pm

    VERY GOOD IT IS USEFUL AND IT IS GOOD FOR HEALTH TKU

  • sanchitha December 12, 2010, 1:18 pm

    it was very nice i would like to try it again and again

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