Lemon Rasam

Lemon Rasam 1

For quite a long time I wanted to try this lemon rasam. Recently I tried this and I liked it very much. Pretty much similar to the tamarind rasam but the lemon gives a twist and nice tangy flavour to the rasam. I’m yet to try lemon rasam only with lemon without adding tomato. Here is one version of lemon rasam.

Lemon Rasam

  • Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
  • Recipe Category: Accompaniment
  • Preparation Time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 15 mins
  • Serves: 4


                ITEM                 QUANTITY
Lemon juice from 1 big lemon
Tomato 1 big
Oil 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds ¼ tsp
Red chilli 2
Garlic 3 crushed
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Asafoetida/Hing powder 1 pinch
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Rasam powder 1 tbsp
Salt As needed
Jaggery(optional) ½ tsp
Coriander leaves 2 sprig


1. Boil roughly chopped tomato with a cup of water. Smash it well and keep it aside.

Lemon Rasam a1

2. Heat oil in a kadai, season with mustard seeds, red chilli, asafoetida and curry leaves. Add crushed garlic, rasam powder and turmeric powder and give it a mix. Add in the smashed tomato, salt and enough water. Let it be in medium flame for around 10 mins.

Lemon Rasam b1

3. Add jaggery and switch off the flame when it becomes frothy. After switching off the flame add lemon juice and coriander leaves.

Lemon Rasam c1

Serve hot with steamed rice 🙂

Lemon Rasam 2


* You can add cooked toor dal or toor dal water along with the tomato.

* Make sure you add the lemon juice only after switching off the flame. If you let it boil you may not feel the real punch of the lemon juice.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sunshine says:

    Wow. Great job! I’m gonna try this today!!

    Your blog really inspires me. If you have time, take a look at mine. @ GoodFood1blog@wordpress.com and tell me what you think!!😘


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