October 15, 2009

Lemon Soup/Lemon -Lentil Rasam/Nimbe Saaru (ನಿಂಬೆ ಸಾರು)

Lemon Soup is a beautiful pale yellow colored lemony flavored thin soup.  It is a tasty, light and flavorful with an aroma of fresh lemon juice and asafoetida.  It is ideal to have as a soup with papad or over white rice.



1/2 cup Toor dal
Freshly squeezed lemon juice - 4tbsp
1/2 tbsp oil
4 cups water
1 cup of fresh coconut milk
1 small tomato, finely chopped (optional)
4-5 green chillis slit
large pinch turmeric pwd
salt to taste

For seasoning/oggarane/tadka:
1/2 tbsp ghee/oil
pinch of mustard seeds
pinch of cumin seeds
large pinch hing/asafoetida/ingu
1 dry red chilli, tear and de-seed
10-12 curry leaves

  • Pressure cook toor dal with green chillies, turmeric, 1/2 tbsp of oil all of them together in a vessel.
  • Mash the cooked dal.
  • Combine mashed dal with water, add salt, coconut milk, and few curry leaves. Bring to a boil.
  • While the dal water is boiling, heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and as they splutter, add the cumin seeds and once the cumin crackles, add curry leaves and red chilli. Finally add asafoetida.
  • Turn off heat. Let it cool down a bit.
  • Add the lemon juice and combine. Adjust salt. Add seasoning, garnish with coriander leaves and serve warm.

Lemon Soup rice with stir fried Broccoli

1 comment:

  1. Hey Nayana, It seems to be very easy, I will try this.....keep posting....I am fan of your blog...