Lemon Rasam Recipe is a refreshing Indian lentil recipe. It is served
with Rice or as a hot drink, or as an appetizer.
This thin Indian lentil soup is called as rasam, sar, saaru, charu in south Indian languages.
It is a welcome change from the regular tamarind or tomato rasam that is served as a soup or with steamed Rice.
The main ingredients in this lemon rasam are yellow lentil called Tuvar dal and lime/lemon juice.
Tuvar dal is also known as toor dal(marathi) tugari bele(kannada), arahar dal(hindi), pigeon peas, yellow lentil etc.
Lime rasam is a very tasty preparation and a very welcome drink in the hot as well as cold weather. It is also good for digestion. The combination of fresh ginger and fresh lime/lemon juice works well.
When you are recovering from some illness or feeling that your tongue can not taste any thing, this is the saaru or lime rasam will bring your taste buds back.
The toovar dal is cooked on the stove top or you may cook it in a pressure cooker if you normally use a pressure cooker. Pressure cooking will save time.
Washing and soaking dal about 30 minutes before cooking will cook the toor dal faster, and save time.
We use only the fresh spices and herbs for this lemon rasam.
Ingredients for Lime rasam:
Ingredients for tempering:
Preparation before making lime rasam:
Cooking Method for lime rasam:
Lime Rasam is ready. Serve hot as a soup or with plain steamed rice.