This is one of the dish that is either a hit or a miss. Some people love it dearly and some loathe it, just like our family, the woman loves and the man hates it . Those who dislike quote only one reason "there is no special taste in this". Ironically the rest love it for the same reason - its unique flavour and aroma. A simple tangy liquid that gives a warmth and screams comfort food.
There are so many varieties of rasam. In all recipes, the basic liquid is tomato and or tamarind water flavoured with other flavouring ingredients. Based on that we have so many types. Garlic rasam, jeera rasam, some speciality like mysore rasam and pine apple rasam. Today's post is Lemon Rasam as lemon is the main ingredient of this week's BM.
Unlike the regular rasam, rasam powder is not the main spice ingredient. Green chilly and pepper contribute to the heat level. So add less of rasam powder and increase the other two if you want a more spicier rasam.
Elumicham pazham Rasam | Lemon Rasam
A southern classic, rasam enriched with lemon juice and crush cumin and pepper.
Prep Time: 10 Mins | Cook Time: 15 Mins | Total Time: 25 Mins | Serves: 4
This post is for Blogging Marathon 46 under the theme "Lemon Recipes". Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 46 here.
Chef Mireille says
havent tried the lemon version of rasam yet - must be so tart and tangy in a good way!
Pavani N says
Such a hearty and delicious meal you got there Nisha. Lemon rasam sounds delicious.
Jayanthi Sindhiya says
Delicious and tangy rasam...
Harini-Jaya R says
Am I right in assuming that the rasam pot is made out of lead? The rasam made in a lead pot is supposed to have some healing properties and has a unique flavor.
sneha datar says
Love lemon, made it recently yet to write the post.
Nisha, you got that done so well!..I am yet to make a lemon rasam myself..your pictures surely tempt!
Priya Suresh says
Give me a bowl of this rasam, i can happily finish my lunch.
Archana Potdar says
Like Vaishali says I love this version too! Both yours and Harini's are different and yum
I love rasam, period. May that be with lime or with tamarind or just tomatoes. your rasam looks very comforting.
vaishali sabnani says
I just checked Harinis version of Lemon Rasam and now its yours..Both are different and one better than the other. And I love that pot which you have used for serving it.
Varadas Kitchen says
A bowl of this rasam sounds really good right now.
Manjula Bharath says
wow such an comforting rasam there 🙂 looks so tempting , I wud love to drink a glass full now !!