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Sunday, December 14, 2014

LEMON RASAM

LEMON RASAM

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup tuvar dal (or masoor dal or yellow mung dal) 
juice of 1 lime
1 tomato - crushed 
a pinch of asafoetida
1/2 bunch coriander leaves
salt to taste

To temper:
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp ghee or oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
a few curry leaves

Rasam Powder  2 tbsp
( In case you don't have Rasam Powder , go ahead and use cumin powder and black pepper powder )


METHOD:

Wash and cook tuvar dal till tender
Mash or blend it
Add tomato,masala powder,asafoetida,coriander leaves and salt to taste.
Add 3 cups of water.Bring it to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Add lime juice and remove from the stove.
Temper with mustard and cumin seeds
Serve hot


NOTE: It helps cut down on the cooking time to almost half if dal is washed and soaked for half an hour or a couple of hours. 

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