Tamil Nadu Lemon Rasam


Tamil Nadu Lemon Rasam

Rasam without tamarind or rasam powder
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 2 people



  • Heat some oil in a pan.
  • Slit open the green chillies and fry them till they turn white.
  • Remove the chillies from the oil.
  • Boil the red gram/dal.
  • Put the fried chillies and chopped tomatoes with a pinch of turmeric powder in a small vessel and pressure cook it.
  • Mash & take the pulp of chilly tomato and add it to 1 cup water and bring to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, mash the boiled dhal well and add to the boiling mixture.
  • Do not allow this mixture to boil.
  • Once done, switch off the flame and then add lemon juice and salt as per taste.
  • Season with mustard seeds and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • :- Serve hot with rice or just DRINK IT!!!
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Response (6)
  1. S
    Swati November 5, 2005

    Real cool

  2. a
    abhi December 3, 2005

    Real good. Esp without any tamarind and powder. Really loved it!!!

  3. l
    li December 10, 2005

    Yummy………. please give us more recipes like this esp in winter. My family just loved it. Could you also post a few more rasam recipes???

  4. J
    Jaya August 13, 2006

    This recipe is sooooooo good. Thank you !

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