Friday, February 17, 2012

Lemon Rasam

Today, for the second day of Marathon, i choose Lemon Rasam. As a kid, i wasn't fond of Rasam.. strange right! I was okie with Paruppu Rasam but i would run if i saw rasam rice, in fact rice for that matter.. i preferred tiffins :).. Over a period of time, i have developed a taste..rather a strong taste for rice based items and i am in love with sathamudhu saadham :)..Learnt this mild tasting rasam from my periamma.. What i love about this rasam is, its tangy twist..yup! the lemon adds the zings & gives a very different distinct flavor!







Ingredients
1. Toor dal water - 2 cups
2. Water - 1 cup
2. Tomatoes - 2
3. Mint Leaves - 1 sprig
4. Cilantro - a handful
5. Ginger - 1'' inch
6. Hing - a pinch
7. Rasam powder - 1/2 -1 tsp
8. Green Chillies - 2-3
9. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
10. Lemon - 1
11. Salt - to taste


To Temper
1. Ghee - 1 tsp
2. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp


Preparation Time!!
1a. Pressure cook 2-3 tbsp of toor dal with enough water upto 4 whistles. Once the steam cool, remove and mash the dal. Use this dal, along with the water for the rasam
2. Take this toor dal water, add another cup of plain water, add finely chopped tomatoes, mint leaves, cilantro, ginger, hing, rasam powder, green chillies and salt in a vessel
3. Boil till the tomatoes are cooked and then remove from the flame
4. To this, add the juice squeezed of a lemon ( Use 1 small lemon completely, removing the seeds)
5. In a pan, add ghee and once warm, add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add this to the rasam and garnish with a little cilantro


Serve hot with rice and karamedu.. You could enjoy it plain in a cup too :)


Pointers
1. You could use Moong dal water too instead of Toor dal 
2. Remove the rasam of flame and then add the lemon juice. Don't add it & continue boiling!


Serving : 2-3 people
Duration : 20-30 minutes*


The easy way out is to collect some dal and dal water, when you keep dal for making sambhar or roz ki dal. You could even refrigerate it and use the dal next day also for making rasam!


Check out what's cooking in my fellow blogger's kitchenBlogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#13


38 comments:

  1. perfect lemon rasam...just now had my lunch but still your rasam makes me hungry :) loved it!!
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  2. Even I make it the same way Rasi, nice clicks, the bowl looks very nice..

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  3. We make lemon rasam the same way..lemon n ginger perfect combo!!

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  4. @hema & Harini : Some standard recipes are awesome right :)

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  5. nice tasty rasam...loved the clicks, bowl looks very very cute..

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  6. rasam looks so inviting..loved that pretty bowl :)

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    1. @poonam & maha.. thanks guys.. its cute right! i am in love with it too :)

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  7. Very pretty pictures..rasam looks so inviting..

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    1. @valli & suma : thank you! good to see ur comments here!

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  8. A comforting bowl of rasam. I too was not fond of rasam growing up eventhough my mom made an excellent one. Now kind of mastered it. :)

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    1. You are an expert no doubts on that :)

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  9. If instead of rasam powder, you grind fried coriander seeds,pepper,red chillies thur dhall adding raw cummin seeds, you get authentic ayyangar elumicchampazha satthumadhu(Vedavalli Venkatachary's How to cook)
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    1. very true... my rasam powder is made with the very same ingredients.. home made one :)..so i didn't have to grind that! Ya.. noticed the variety.. today managed to read just two posts.. will read others too pretty soon & leave my thoughts too..Glad u dropped by !

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  10. i love lemon flavoured anything ras... this rasam s no exception :)

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    1. I could or rather should say the same :)

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  11. very comforting rasam....luvd the way u did it yumm...

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    1. @faseela, gayatri & pradyna, aruna :) thanks all!

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  12. What clicks Rasi!! And on top of that, this is made with Lemon...just wow!!
    I loved that glass cup of yours in which you have served it. :)

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    1. Thanks so much anjali :).. i am in love with them too now :D

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  13. WOW tempting rasam and make me hungry with the super bowl :)

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    1. Thanks anu :).. super bowl.. ha ha like that!

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  14. awesome rasam rasam ...i loved ur pretty and cute bowl...

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  15. @preethi, ramya @ achu : thanks so much people!

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  16. I too made this for this BM...turned out super good...urs look great

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    1. Yaa i happened to see that.. it indeed was great.. lemon does wonders :)

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  17. love the presentation & the pretty bowl, rasam looks yum :)

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  18. I love rasam and this is so innovative!! Must try :)

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    1. @deeps & rosh : Thanks guys :).. def give it a shot rosh..a m sure you won't be disappointed !

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  19. Rasi the rasam looks fab...I have never made rasam at home...my husband loves all kinds of rasam after his years in Bangalore...your recipe seems easy enough...am toying with the idea of giving this a try....will let you know if I do...

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    1. @suchi : its pretty easy suchi, do it am sure both of you will love it! i can't wait to hear who it turns out and how much u loved it :)

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  20. Hi Rasi, first time in your blog.., missed your posts will not miss again.., you have a very beautiful blog, you are Iyengar just like me right?, wonderful to know you.., lovely rasam.., My daughter's favourite.., your click are fab

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Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)