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Friday, June 26, 2009

Lemon Rasam


Tomato : 1, finely chopped
Rasam powder : 3/4 tsp
Ginger : 1" piece
Garlic : 3 flakes
Toor dal : 2 tbsp
Green chillies : 2 small, slit lengthwise
Lime : 1/2 (of the big yellow lemon. If using key lime, u can use 1)
Ghee : 1 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves : 4
Cilantro : 2 tsp
Salt to taste

  1. Pressure cook toor dal and garlic together and mash well.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add this to the mashed dal and keep aside.
  3. In a deep dish, add chopped tomatoes, rasam powder, crushed ginger, green chillies, salt and 1/2 cup water and boil till tomatoes are cooked.
  4. Add the cooked dal mixture and bring to a boil
  5. Turn off heat, squeeze lime, add chopped coriander and curry leaves and give it a good mix.

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