Monday, August 27, 2007

Lemon Rasam

Lemon all time fav !
Its made without tamarind or rasam powder.For those who arent familiar with this type of is the recipe.

Ingredients :

1/2 cup of cooked toor dal(Boil the toor dal with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder.The cooked dal has to be watery)
1/2 Tomato(chopped)
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
2 green chillies
2-3 pieces of ginger
2-3 tablespoon of lemon juice
A pinch of asafoetida powder
2 tablespoon of sesame oil

Heat 2 tablespoon of sesame oil in a vessel.Fry mustard seeds.When it starts spluttering add cumin seeds,green chillies,ginger pieces and fry them.
Add 1 cup of water,required salt and chopped tomatoes.Stir well,cover the vessel and cook for 3-4 mins.Then add the cooked toor dal.Mix well,cook for 5 mins and remove from the flame.
After some time add the lemon juice,asafoetida powder and mix well.Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice.

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