Monday, July 18, 2011

Moong Daal and Lemon Rasam

Moong dal Lemon Rasam is a simple Rasam. It is an easy and healthy dish. We can have it as soup, with rice. It taste very good with tangy taste especially when you are sick.
I have used Moond dal, green chilly, lemon and ingh.

Things Needed :

Moong Daal : 1/2 Cup
Green Chilly 3 to 4
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Coriander Leaves : 2 Tablespoons (cut in to small)
Ginger: 1 Tablespoon( Grated ).
Lemon : 1 ( Medium sized).
Salt : to taste
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds: 1/2 Teaspoon
Urud Daal: 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh/Asafoetida  : a pinch
Jeera: 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder: a pinch

Method :

1. Wash Moong Daal and cook with 1 cup of water.
2. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves (into small pieces).
3. Wash and cut lemon and keep it aside.
4. Keep a pan on the fire, add ghee and heat. Add mustard seeds and urid dal.
5. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves and ingh. Add cooked dal.

6. Mix it well and add required water. Add salt and turmeric powder. Add green chilly.
7. Let it boil nicely. Put off the fire and add lemon extract. ( 1 lemon ). Add cut coriander leaves.
8. Now shift the ready Moong Dal Rasam to a serving bowl.

Note :

Moong dal should be cooked well. Adding more chilly is optional. Use of ghee to season is optional.
Add required water. You can use tamarind instead of lemon juice. Use of more lemon is optional. Adding garlic to Rasam is optional.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3..

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