Lemon rasam is one of the most liked rasam varities in our home. It is bit different from our conventional rasam where in we add tomato and thurdhal. Here we add lemon for the sour and and the thurdhal is replaced by the moong dhal. For a change why dont you try lemon rasam and let me know your feedback

Lemon Rasam
Lemon Rasam

Preparation time-
Cooking Time25 mins

Lemon Rasam
Lemon Rasam

Moong Dal2 tablespoon
Green Chillies3
Ginger1 inch piece
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
Water4 Cups
Lemon1 Big size
SaltTo Taste
Chopped Coriander Leaves2 tablespoon

* 1 Cup Capacity = 250ml

For Seasoning:
Ghee 1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Curry LeavesFew

Lemon Rasam
Lemon Rasam

  1. Heat ghee in a pan and add slit green chillies and crushed ginger and saute it for 2 minutes. Then add chopped tomatoes and stir-fry for a minutes. Remove this from flame. 

  2. Take a vessel and add moong dal, sauted tomatoes, green chillies and ginger and add 2 cups of water and allow the moong dal to cook completely. After the tomatoes and dal are cooked completely add another 2 cups of water and bring it to boil. When the froth starts froming on top of the rasam add chopped coriander leaves and remove from flame

  3. Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds. Add these seasoned ingredients to the rasam. Allow the rasam to cool off and then add the lemon juice extract. Adjust the lemon juice for your taste. 

  4. Delicious Lemon Rasam is ready to serve with plain rice.
  5. Lemon Rasam
    Lemon Rasam

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  1. Hello Mami,

    I tried this lemon rasam today, and it tastes awesome.. I did add a small ripe tomato( inspired by the picture :) ).. Thanks for the wonderfully simple recipe.


  2. Hello Mami,

    in the photo of the Lemon Rasam, i see the tomato pieces but u have not mentioned adding these either in the ingredients or method too.

    R we suppose to use it or not?


  3. Hi Latika

    Tomato is optional.I just added it in the recipe too.


  4. Hi Mami,

    Thanks for the clarification.


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  6. I love this version of lemon rasam to the ones i have tried before...there is hardly any recipe of yours that doesnt come out nice or taste good.Thanx mami..


  7. nice recipe aunty.....thanq...keep going al the best....