Lemon Rasam

For Week 3 of BM #46, I have chosen to highlight some Lime/Lemon based recipes. For Day 1 here is a very popular version of rasam which I make at home. 

I am slightly partial towards lemon/lime. I tend to substitute lemon in many of the traditionally tamarind based dishes to suit my taste. This version of Rasam is one such adaptation. Also this version of Rasam is very quick to make and is specially useful in the winter months to ward off the chill!!

Ingredients - 

Tomato Cubed 1 cup
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar/Jaggery 2 tsp (or as per taste)
Rasam Powder 2 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp (or as per taste)
Water about 4 cups
Coriander leaves few
Seasoning (Oil/Ghee 1 tsp, Jeera/Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves a few, Hing / Asafoetida 1/8 tsp)

Lemon Rasam

Method Of Preparation - 

Grind the cubed tomatoes, (leaving a few aside if you like to see tomato pieces floating in your rasam!)  coriander leaves and rasam powder along with some water.

In a heated sauce pan, add oil/ghee and the rest of the seasoning ingredients. After the mustard seeds splutter, add the ground tomato mixture and the cubed tomatoes set aside. 

Add about 4-5 cups of water and turmeric, salt, rasam powder, sugar/jaggery, and bring the rasam to a boil.

Reduce the flame and let the flavors blend in for about 3-4 min. 

Remove from heat, squeeze in the lime/lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves. Cover with a lid until ready to serve.

Preparation Time 15 min
Serves 6-7
Posted by Harini R on Monday, November 17, 2014


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. very refreshing and comforting rasam for this chilli weather :) I wud love to drink them warm as is :)

  3. I will try this. It is perfect for the current cold snap.

  4. I am a big rasam fan and love this version..but I never knew thst sugar or jaggery is also used.

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. wow that half squeezed lemon in the click looks so perfect in there!!! great idea!!!

  7. Even add lemon to tomato rasam and perfect for this cold weather.

  8. Archana Says:
  9. I am joining you for lunch and dinner. This is something I love a lot.

  10. Srividhya Says:
  11. Yum.. Perfect for this weather :-)

  12. Delicious and lovely looking rasam. Wonderfully prepared.

  13. Priya Suresh Says:
  14. Never get bored of rasam, lipsmacking lemon rasam,love it to the core.

  15. Srivalli Says:
  16. Such a delicious sounding rasam Harini...

  17. Srivalli Says:
  18. Not sure if my comment went through!...Was admiring how flavoursome your Rasam looks!

  19. A tasty lemon rasam, recently prepared the same yet to write the post.

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. The perfect comfort food. Looks delicious!!

  22. Pavani Says:
  23. That's one comforting rasam for this chilly winter weather.

  24. Kalyani Says:
  25. Super comfort food for winters and always a winner in my family.. My MIL makes this very well

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