Lemon Rasam

Lemon Rasam is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Serves 4
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Green chillies - 3 to 5

Tomatoes - 1, large

Toor Dal - 3 tbps

Turmeric powder - a pinch

Salt as per taste

Lemon - 1

Oil for seasoning

Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp

Coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Slit open the green chillies and fry them till they turn white.
  3. Remove from the oil.
  4. Boil the dal in the cooker.
  5. In the same cooker, pressure cook fried chillies and chopped tomatoes with a pinch of turmeric powder.
  6. Switch off the cooker once done and cool.
  7. In a vessel, add water to the boiled chilli-tomato and bring to boil.
  8. When it starts boiling, mash the boiled dal and add to the boiling mixture.
  9. Do not boil this mixture.
  10. Switch off the gas and add lemon juice and salt as per taste.
  11. Season with mustard seeds and garnish with coriander leaves.
  12. Serve hot with rice.

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