lemon rasam recipe | nimbu rasam recipe | south indian lemon rasam

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lemon rasam recipe | nimbu rasam recipe | south indian lemon rasam with detailed photo and video recipe. a simple healthy and tasty rasam recipe which is ideally served with hot steamed rice. however it can also be served as soup as a appetizer and even for common cold problems.
nimbu rasam recipelemon rasam recipe | nimbu rasam recipe | south indian lemon rasam with step by step photo and video recipe. perhaps one of the most common and underrated rasam recipes which is prepared in most of the south indian households. this thin and watery rasam can be prepared within minutes, yet it delivers an amazing taste and is typically served with rice and papadum combination.

in kannada we typically refer this recipe as kat saru or nimbu saaru and is served with rice just before sambar. but this rasam recipe is very well popular in other states of southern india and is referred as elumichai rasam or nimmakaya rasam in tamil and telugu respectively. lemon rasam is believed to one of the south indians brahmins delicacy and hence it is even prepared in auspicious or religious events. however i personally prefer this rasam recipe and cook whenever i feel to have something light with no fancy creamy recipes.

lemon rasam recipe

furthermore, some important tips and suggestions for a perfect lemon rasam recipe. firstly, nimbu rasam should be always thin and watery. i prefer to add cooked and mashed toor dal in this recipe which gives this rasam slightly thicker consistency and also good taste. secondly, always add the lemon juice or lime juice once the gas or stove is turned off. otherwise the rasam may turn bitter if added while boiling. lastly, avoid reheating of lemon rasam once cooked which may again lead to bitterness in the taste.

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lemon rasam recipe | nimbu rasam recipe | south indian lemon rasam
 
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easy lemon rasam recipe | nimbu rasam recipe | south indian lemon rasam
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Recipe type: rasam
Cuisine: south indian
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sized tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • few curry leaves / kadi patta
  • 1 green chili, slit lengthwise
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves / daniya patta, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 4 cup water, add as required
  • 1 cup cooked toor dal
  • salt to taste
  • ½ lemon
for tempering:
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp mustard / rai
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 dried red chili, broken
  • few curry leaves / kadi patta
  • pinch of asafoetida / hing
  • ½ tsp pepper, crushed
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, in a large vessel add tomatoes, ginger, chili, coriander and curry leaves.
  2. also add turmeric and water.
  3. boil for 10 minutes or till tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  4. further, mash the tomatoes well with back of the spatula.
  5. now add pressure cooked toor dal. make sure to pressure cook for 5 whistles or till dal is cooked completely.
  6. additionally, add salt to taste.
  7. mix well and adjust consistency by adding water as required.
  8. boil for 3 minutes. do not over boil after adding dal, as it leads to gastric problem.
  9. meanwhile, prepare the tempering by heating up ghee / clarified butter.
  10. once the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin, red chili, curry leaves, asafoetida and pepper.
  11. once the tempering splutter, pour the tempering onto prepared rasam.
  12. finally, serve lemon rasam / kat saaru with steamed rice.


how to make lemon rasam with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large vessel add tomatoes, ginger, chili, coriander and curry leaves.
    lemon rasam recipe
  2. also add turmeric and water.
    lemon rasam recipe
  3. boil for 10 minutes or till tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    lemon rasam recipe
  4. further, mash the tomatoes well with back of the spatula.
    lemon rasam recipe
  5. now add pressure cooked toor dal. make sure to pressure cook for 5 whistles or till dal is cooked completely.
    lemon rasam recipe
  6. additionally, add salt to taste.
    nimbu rasam recipe
  7. mix well and adjust consistency by adding water as required.
    nimbu rasam recipe
  8. boil for 3 minutes. do not over boil after adding dal, as it leads to gastric problem.
    nimbu rasam recipe
  9. meanwhile, prepare the tempering by heating up ghee / clarified butter.
    south indian lemon rasam
  10. once the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin, red chili, curry leaves, asafoetida and pepper.
    south indian lemon rasam
  11. once the tempering splutter, pour the tempering onto prepared rasam.
    south indian lemon rasam
  12. switch off the stove and squeeze lemon juice.
    south indian lemon rasam
  13. finally, serve lemon rasam / kat saaru with steamed rice.
    lemon rasam recipe


notes:

  • firstly, use well ripped tomatoes for nice tangy rasam.
  • also adding tomatoes are optional, however increase the amount of lemon juice.
  • additionally, cook the dal well else the rasam will not taste good.
  • finally, lemon rasam taste good when they are slightly spicy.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Great Recipe
    I have tried this with little bit (1/4 th cup) of of coconut milk along with lemon juice
    Just try.. gives a great taste

  2. Hey an observation, I can clearly see wen u added lemon juice in the video however the same is missing from the recipe card & images , hence ppl asking u this question.
    Anyways i loved ur recipe gonna try it soon.

    • i think you should see it now. comments should be approved by me before it gets displayed. otherwise it would be fill of spam comments.

  3. With all due respect Mam, it is lemon rasam, but this is not the recipe for ‘Kat saru’.
    Moong dal is used for authentic ‘Kat saru’.

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