April 15, 2012

South Indies: Nimbe Saaru/Lemon Rasam

I've never known Bangalore like this before. Its Hot beyond words. And, this means that there are plenty of days when all I need is some lightly spiced Rasam with some steamed rice & buttermilk for lunch
So, this Nimbe Saaru/Lemon Rasam was made yesterday 

Lemon Rasam


Now, there are plenty of ways to make this one. Its usually made with Toor Dal But I chose to make it with Moong Dal instead. Moong Dal is easy on digestion & It is known to cooling effect on the body. So, its perfect for Summer

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Moog Dal
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp desi Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • A few curry leaves
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Salt as per taste
  • Fresh coriander for garnish

How To:
  • Clean Moong Dal & pressure cook with 2 cuos of water until quite mushy.
  • Once cooked, mash with the back of a spoon, transfer to a heavy bottomed pot, Add 4 cups of water, green chillies, Salt, ginger & turmeric powder. Simmer for 10-12 mins
  • Turn off the stove & temper with cumin & mustard seeds using Desi Ghee
  • Add lemon juice & garnish with fresh coriander.
  • You may discard the green chillies if you wish to.

Serve with steamed rice. You may also serve it as a clear soup ..

16 comments:

Priti said...

In my do list for long ...looks fab

Paaka Shaale said...

The nimbe saaru looks superb. Loved the shot:)

Prathibha said...

a perfect treat wid rice on hot summer.I also prepare in d same way

Kannada Cuisine said...

Ah! Nimbe rasam ....love it perfect for a hotday :)

chinmayie @ love food eat said...

I am in my hometown right now and surprisingly the weather is the same as Bangalore! It's been hot!
Simbe saaru looks great :)

Kalyani said...

wow rasam looks comforting dish and delicious too ...

Priya said...

Wat a super comforting food,just love it..

Radhika @ Just Homemade said...

Had been waiting for ur post! Happy to see :)
This is gorgeous! Love nimble saaru Dee..

Jay said...

flavorful & yummy..love ur cliks deesha..:)
Tasty Appetite

Indrani Bagchi said...

Nice, yummy creation!

Shilpa said...

So refreshing,like always such an eye appealing presentation!!

Nagashree said...

Yummy, it is a favorite at home for all occassions, my daughter asks for it when she has a bad stomach or a flu and loves to dip her idlis in this tili saaru and eat it :-)

Lubna Karim said...

That's an awesome saru....what an color...really a comforting one to beat the heat...

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