Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lemon Rasam

I've shared rasam and benefits, crab legs rasam and egg rasam. Well, rasam is so loved at home that I keep making at least every week once. Really, can't help it for sometimes I make extra and store the balance in the fridge for the next day's meal. Then just top up with fried fish or a simple stir fried veggie. Enough for a satisfying simple home cooked lunch or dinner.

This one is no different. I mean as for the ingredients. Of course a little tweet for another type. With dhal and lemon juice for sour tang. Still good as ever for the taste.

1/2 cup masoor dhal - soak for 1/2 hour and simmer to soften
1 medium size (about 80g) tomato - sliced thinly
5 garlic - crushed
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp crushed black pepper 
Salt for taste

3-4 dried red chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 tbsp oil

2 tbsp lemon juice (or as needed)
2 stalks coriander leaves - chopped

Add all the ingredients listed in A in a pot with 1/2 litre of water.
Simmer until heated through.
Fry/temper ingredients listed in B and tip into rasam mixture.
Off the heat and combine in lemon juice and coriander leaves.
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  1. Hi Nava, I'd not try this soup but it sure look good with all the spices. I love your picture, beautiful click.

  2. very interesting! I don't think I've had anything similar yet but it sounds like a wonderful combination of flavors, and I love broth type soups.

  3. It must be very tasty, cause I'm drooling now...lols.

  4. I love rasam and your version looks so fresh and delicious :)

  5. Wow! I've never had lemon rasam but it sounds absolutely delicious!

  6. Thanks for your comment, I'm doing better now, my illness is temporarily gone.

    I love this soup when I go to an Indian restaurant but I never knew the name of it. The flavors go so well together, definitely something I want to try out. I bookmark the recipe.

  7. Your description of the taste of this soup is nothing like I have ever tasted. Since it does seem to be a popular one for Malaysia, it must be well worth trying. Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a beautiful, spicy soup! I love the top photo with the vibrant green curry leaves against the yellow broth.

  9. hi nava, would like to try out this dish...
    bookmarked with many thanks- they look very refreshing, must be a great appetizer

  10. something new..every country has there own way of preparing their food..looks healthy for me..passing by Ms.Nava..Hello.Have a nice day ;)

  11. Wow - I've never seen or heard of anything like this...but it sure looks amazing! Thanks!

  12. thanks for sharing yet another recipe. but i dont really know how to eat this lol

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  13. It looks very nice and comforting..

  14. What an interesting type of soup never had tried this yet, looks so warming

  15. Again~~ You make me drool late at night~~ Think I'll get a long steamy bath to clear off my mind~ This looks really good!!!! and simple tooooo~~~

  16. Wow, never tried rasam! I love indian cuisine so thanks for sharing, looks awesome :)

  17. THis dish sounds fantastic and simple. I am sure I would love the flavors!!!! Would be perfect to have today as it's cold and rainy outside here.

  18. What a lovely and colorful soup. The lemon is so refreshing and pretty in the soup. You've done a beautiful presentation.


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