Lemon Rasam / South Indian Soup with Lemon

21 Apr 2012













Lemon Rasam :




Rasam  is a favorite dish of  South  Indian  cuisine..!!


It is similar to light, clear soup & is  usually mixed with white rice and enjoyed as a main course or as an appetizer.  


We people in South India like to have it with white rice and people in North India like to drink it warm as an appetizing soup in a glass or bowl. It helps in digestion.


Lemon  rasam  is one of the most liked rasam variety in our home during this hot sunny days.


The recipe is bit different from our conventional rasam. In this recipe the rasam is prepared without tamarind or rasam pwd and it tastes tangy, spiced broth highlighting the  citrusy  lemon  flavor. 


















Enjoy making the delicious  lemon  rasam  with this simple recipe..:)












Ingredients:




 












  • Lemon                          - 2
  • Garlic                            - 2 to 3 pods
  • Red chilly                      - 1
  • Tomato                         - 1
  • Cumin seeds                 - 1 tsp
  • Crushed peppercorns    - 1 tsp
  • Oil                                - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds              - ¼ tsp
  • Methi seeds                  - ¼ tsp
  • Asafetida pwd               - a pinch
  • Turmeric pwd                - a pinch
  • Curry & coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste










Method:

















  1. In a blender, add garlic, red chilly, tomato, cumin seeds and pepper corn.
  2. Grind it to coarse paste.
  3. Squeeze freshly sliced lemon and take concentrated lemon juice.


















  1. Heat oil in a kadai.
  2. Temper with mustard seeds, methi seeds, slit red chilly, asafetida pwd, turmeric pwd, curry leaves.
  3. Wait to splutter.
  4. Add the ground paste from the mixer.
  5. Allow it to cook with stirring for a minute.
  6. Add required water and mix well.
  7. Add salt and freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  8. Do not stir after this.
  9. Turn off the flame once the bubbles starts appearing on the surface.















  1. Cover it with a lid and allow the rasam to cool for about 10 mins      
















 Finally add lemon juice, mix well and check for taste.










   







  1. Enjoy hot & spicy lemon rasam / soup along with steamed rice. 
















Note:



Please make sure that you take the rasam out of the stove & cool it down a bit, before you add lemon juice, if NOT,  the rasam will turn bitter.









Similar Recipes




·       Tomato Rasam
·       Pepper Rasam
·       Homemade Rasam Pwd
·       Lemon Rice
·       Ginger Lemon Drink









85 Yummy Comments:

Kavita said...

Wow this rasam looks appetizing ..yummy!

Jay said...

thanks for your super quick comment kavita..
have a lovely weekend..:)

This looks yummy and full of lots of flavor. I know that lemon is supposed to help in digestion so I can see why this would be popular.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply tangy and inviting lemon rasam. wonderfully prepared.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

That´s a great recipe, I´m taking it with me, though I´ll replace the chili for red bell pepper :) Have a nice Sunday :)

Asiya Baig said...

Looks wonderful!

SreeBindu said...

with fried potato curry just sound yummy :)

Rasi said...

love this one.. in fact made it at home today :)

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Katerina said...

I have never made soup during summer time but this one looks particularly tempting! I love the color!

Cathleen said...

Oh my goodness, this looks oh so tasty! Great pictures!

nice comforting rasam :)
nice clicks.

simran said...

tangy...tangy..yummy!.....lovely rasam.

This looks really good. I'd love it if you would share this post on my Southern Sundays linky party on Sunday. www.asliceofsouthern.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there!

Familycook said...

Looks so good, the tempering looks perfect!

Familycook said...

Looks so good, the tempering looks perfect!

Nisa Homey said...

Jay this is new to me...adding lemon to rasam...and perfect for the weather...thanks a lot dear for the tip.

Rosh said...

Lip smacking!! Never tried lemon in rasam... looks yummy :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy rasam...waiting to this for a long time..will try yours

Interesting recipe Diane

faseela said...

yummy n tangy rasam .....superb jay...

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Fantastic stuff. I can consume gallons of this rasam. Good appetizer too.

manjooo said...

jay...it looks so nice...feel like having rice and rasam :)

lovely soup!!!! it's look so good!!!

Purabi Naha said...

I recently visited Bangalore and tasted rasam in my friend's place, but it was tomato rasam. This lemon rasam looks great and so appetizing! Would love to try!!

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Magia da Inês said...

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Olá, amiga!
Adoro todos esses temperos... essa sopa é maravilhosa.
Bom domingo!
Bom início de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
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Reshmi said...

it looks too good... hearing abt lemon rasam for first time.. sure try

jeyashrisuresh said...

Nice version of lemon rasam. We make it in a different way

radha said...

I like this! Most lime rasam are ones where you just squeeze a little lime in the rasam instead of tomatoes. This one is different and I would like to try it sometime. Will let you know when I do.

Zari(Nilam) said...

It looks delicious.....good work

Nagashree said...

Looks lovely, I haven't made it with tomato, will try next time.

Biny Anoop said...

wow love the clicks....i love rasam too....

Rosita Vargas said...

Simplemente deliciosa una sopa reponedora al cuerpo una maravilla bien elaborada,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Roshni said...

This is my latest fav. I made it a few weeks ago

Julie said...

love the tangy flavors,absolutely divine with plain rice!!

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Jane Candor said...

This is a great website! Just followed you! I loveeee Indian food so will try these recipes soon, thank you :)

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I love lemon - tangy spicy

Alida said...

this soup is excellent, very interesting and healthy. Bookmarking! Have a nice week

Balvinder Ubi said...

I came from hike just an hour ago. I wish someone made this soup for me. Looks so comforting to me.

Raina said...

Wonderful flavors, looks delicious:)

Sumi said...

yummy, Never made lemon rasam Should try this sometime.

Honey said...

looks delicious, i've never made rasam, always wondered how. just curious, how much water do you need since i've never made it.

thanks!
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hi Jay, this is a fantastic south indian recipe- mouth watering kind- i will love this with rice or roti, chapati etc.. also with beryani.
i will email you, in half hours time on the guest post- i feel honored you accept. have a nice day dear

Jay said...

thanks friends for stopping by..:)
have a fresh start of the week..!

Jay said...

Hy honey,
you can add 4 to 5 cups of water for this ingredients..
you can alter the quantity of rasam according to your need and alter the spice levels..:)
do giv a try and lemme know..!

CitarasaKu said...

Hi...nice rassam and i would like to try somedays. Thanks for sharing.

Aledia said...

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I look forward to browsing through all your wonderful recipes.

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Gayathri NG said...

Lovely color n flavorful rasam...

hazila said...

Hi Jay,
The dish looks yummy. Happy Monday...

Pragyan said...

Thanks for visiting..rasam looks nice!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

looks great

Marina said...

That looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe and tips!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

perfect rasam for summer n i love ur version..

Sheoh Yan said...

From the name and the ingredient, it should soury, right? Must be yummy.

Ola said...

It looks so tasty and creamy!Life and travelling
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A very flavorful, aromatic and comforting bowl of rasam

Chitra said...

i too make the same way but i dont get this nice color;)

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Priya said...

Wat a comforting food..love it..

hemalata said...

Rasam looks so delicious.

Gayathri Anand said...

tempting ...feel like grabbing the rice and rasam ..my fav. rasam

Barbara said...

So many wonderful flavors in your rasam. I was so pleased to read about it as I'm unfamiliar with it. The color is fabulous and the lemon adds not only a touch of fresh, but is so good for you as well.
Thanks for visiting and following!

Blackswan said...

Not sure if it's coincidence but I notice u love orange colours, or maybe that's the colour of most curries. Yum!

Kanan Patel said...

rasam looks fantastic. love it

Suparna said...

thanks for the recipe..looks comforting..

Hi Jay,
Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment! I am glad you did as now I have found you and have become a follower.
What a wonderful lesson and I think following your great directions, even I would be able to make this. It sounds delicious!
♥ Jil

SM said...

tasty and healthy Rasam

Kitchen Riffs said...

I've only had the Northern version of rasam, not the Southern. But I like the addition of rice. Really refreshing looking recipe - thanks.

Ankita said...

Lemon rasam..yummy comfort food.

Laavanya said...

Lemon Rasam is one of my favorites! Nice pictures.

KParthasarathi said...

This is my favourite without garlic.A tumbler of hot rasam with a dash of ghee is the nearest approximation to ambrosia!!!
Nice pictures.

maha said...

rasam looks delicious..nice cliks.
maha

Jenn Kendall said...

what a beautiful soup! sounds delicious!

kitty said...

This soup looks so fabulous and your photos just draw me right in!!

Sin dudarlo me atreveria a comer sabores tan nuevos y apetitosos para mi.

nos vemos

bye

lovely. a warming bowl of this soup would be wonderful right now, during the current lengthy spell of chilly, wet weather april is pouring down on us over here.

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful rasam looks wonderful

kala said...

Oh my goshhh this rasam looks absolutleyyy yummyyyyyyyy

myFudo said...

I am glad to learn an authentic Indian cuisine. I am excited to try...

Pappathi said...

it looks very delicious... nice pictures

Lenia said...

So aromatica and delicious!Love it!

Hema said...

I usually add ginger to this rasam, will try out garlic next time..

Carole said...

Hi there, this is a nice post. It would be great if you linked to it in my Food on Friday series. Food on Friday – Asian Food

Wow this rasam looks appetizing ..yummy!
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