A rasam with zing

Lemon rasam is made not with the usual tomatoes but with lemons. This tangy broth tastes best with hot rice.

What you need

Lemon -1

Split green gram - 1 tbsp

Tomato - 1

Green chilli - 1

Salt

Turmeric powder

Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds – for seasoning

Cooking instructions

Boil the gram with turmeric powder and asafoetida.

In a vessel, add water, tomato, chilli, sambar powder and salt. Add water and allow it to boil till it reduces to 1/4th the original quantity.

Add the boiled gram. Allow to boil.

Squeeze the lemon juice.

Garnish with coriander.

Season mustard seeds in gingelly oil and add to the rasam.

Charanya Anand is a homemaker who is passionate about cooking and loves trying out new dishes.