Lemon Rasam

L for Lemon Rasam under regional recipes for BM #32. This has been in my to-do list for more than a decade. We finally got to enjoy this on a cold and rainy evening. 

This is a tried and tested recipe from 2-3 generations in our family. 

Ingredients - 

Tomato, chopped 1 cup
Toor Dal, cooked 2 Tbsp
Ginger , grated 1 Tbsp
Green Chillies, slit 2-3 (or as needed)
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Jaggery/Sugar 1 tsp or as needed
Coriander leaves for garnish
Lemon juice 1-2 Tbsp (or as needed)
Seasoning (Ghee/Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Asafoetida 1/4 tsp, Curry leaves few)

Lemon Rasam

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, boil the tomato , toor dal, 3-4 cups of water, ginger and green chilies.

After it comes to a rolling boil, add turmeric, salt and sugar.

Adjust the flavors as needed.

In a separate pan, prepare the seasoning by heating oil and adding mustard seeds, jeera, asafoetida and curry leaves.

Transfer this seasoning onto the rasam. 

Squeeze the lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice and ghee!

Logo courtesy : Preeti

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32

Preparation Time  20 min 
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, September 14, 2013


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. wow love the pot you have served rasam in :) lemon rasam looks so delicious and yummy :) love this tangy rasam a lot and they are tempting me dear !!

  3. delicious tempting lemon rasam.

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Love lemon rasam, i'll go for ghee for the tempering too..Delicious soup.

  6. Wow , lovely presentation and flavorful rasam ...

  7. I have always been fond of rasams..and love the flavors...book marking...lovely inviting clicks.

  8. The pot in which you have served Rasam is so beautiful.
    This is one more Rasam recipe for my Rasam folder.

  9. I like your chunky style rasam!

  10. Padmajha Says:
  11. Love the first click and love your rasam pot Padma.

  12. Pavani Says:
  13. Such a comforting dish.. Lovely clicks.

  14. divya Says:
  15. looks so marvelous!!!Loved the flavors :)

  16. Srivalli Says:
  17. You know this has been on my to do list as well for such a long time..nice to know such a old recipe..

  18. preeti garg Says:
  19. look so flavorful and tasty

  20. Looks so tempting....

  21. rajani Says:
  22. Same pinch for L..Mine doesnt have jaggery, but otherwise its the same :)

  23. Suma Gandlur Says:
  24. Rasam is compulsory in our home and I switch between this and the tamarind one usually.
    Such a comforting, tangy soup.

  25. i liked this lovely rasam recipe

  26. Unknown Says:
  27. Tempting rasam.. Looks very appetizing..

  28. Unknown Says:
  29. very soothing and homey rasam... and hey same pinch on the pot!! I also have the same one!!


  30. veena Says:
  31. Lovely rasam harini and a lovely pot too:-)

  32. Love the pot you served the rasam in:) Lemon rasam is my favorite of all the rasams...Looks very inviting!

  33. Archana Says:
  34. The pot in which u have featured the rasam,correction awesome rasam is beautiful. Lemon rasam and rainy afternoons are synonyms.

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