How to make Elimachi Rasam -

Rasam with predominant flavour of lemon.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Split Pigeon Pea, Lemon Juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu, Karnataka

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Elimachi Rasam

Elimachi Rasam Recipe Card


Contrary to popular belief a vegetarian diet gives you all the nutrients you will ever require to live a fit and healthy life. With low saturated fat and cholesterol, high fiber content and rich complex carbohydrates - veggie delights like greens, pulses and curries are your best bet at a meal which is nutritious and tasty!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Elimachi Rasam Recipe

  • Split Pigeon Pea 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon Juice grated 1/4 teaspoon

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 1/2 cup

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 2

  • Curry leaves 4-6

  • Green chillies 2

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Pressure-cook the split pigeon pea with 2 cups water till 3 whistles are given out.

Step 2

Open the lid when pressure reduces, strain and keep dal water aside.

Step 3

Mash the cooked dal. Crush cumin seeds, black peppercorns and ginger lightly and keep aside.

Step 4

Heat the dal water in a deep non-stick pan with tomato and crushed masala.

Step 5

Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5-8 minutes.

Step 6

Add mashed dal, turmeric powder and salt and continue to simmer for 3-4 minutes more.

Step 7

Add lemon juice and the rind and mix well.

Step 8

Heat ghee in a small non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add dried red chillies, curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida.

Step 9

Pour tadka into the rasam and cover immediately to trap the aroma.

Step 10

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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