Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lemon Rasam

Cooking time  : 20 mins
Serves            : 2

This is a traditional south Indian Rasam with a flavor of Lemon. This Rasam has a delicious taste with toor dal mixed in it. Papad,Cauliflower Roast, Chepa kilangu or other vegetable fry will be a good combination with Lemon rasam mixed with Rice.


INGREDIENTS:
Toor Dal                     -  1/4 cup
Turmeric powder         -  1/4 tsp
Rasam powder             - 2 tsp
Tomato                       -  1 medium sized
Lemon                         -  1
Garlic                           - 5 cloves
Curry leaves                  - 1 strand
Dry Red chillies             -        4
Pepper powder              - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida                     -   a pinch
Mustard seed                 -  1/4 tsp
Gingelly oil                     -  3 tsp
Salt                                - To taste
Coriander leaves              - To Garnish

STEPS:
  1. Soak mashed Tomato, Rasam powder, pepper powder, garlic, curry leaves to it and keep aside. Pressure cook the Toor dal with 2 cups of water, 1 tsp gingelly oil, turmeric powder for 3 whistles and allow it to cool down.
  2. Mash the Dal and add the soaked mixture to the dal and allow to boil for 2 mins.
  3. In a separate pan, heat 2 tsp oil and mustard. Once it splutters, add Red chillies and asafetida. Add the above to the dal and let it boil for 3 mins.
  4. Add salt and Coriander leaves to garnish and remove from the flame.
  5. Add Lemon juice to the Rasam and serve hot. Add Lemon juice only after removing from the flame.