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Lime rasam (nimma charu) Recipe

Lime rasam (nimma charu) is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • Juice from 2 medium limes
  • 2 tbsp - tur dal, cooked
  • Turmeric powder, a pinch
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin
  • 1/4 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 6 Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp - chopped coriander
  • 2 red chillies, broken into small pieces
  • 1 peeled and crushed Garlic Clove
  • 1 tsp - oil/ghee
  • 4 crushed black pepper
  • Asafetida, a pinch
  • How to Make Lime rasam (nimma charu):

    1. Add water to cooked dal and make it 1/2 litres.
    2. Keep aside.
    3. Heat 1 tsp oil/ghee, add mustard seeds, red chillies, cumin, crushed garlic, asafoetida and curry leaves.
    4. Fry till the seeds splutter, add turmeric powder, dal water, pepper powder and salt.
    5. Let it boil for 1 min, lower heat, add lime juice and coriander leaves and quickly remove from heat.
    6. Can be served with plain rice/as soup also.
    7. Do not let it boil after adding lime juice (otherwise it will become bitter).


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