Lemon Thyme Rasam Recipe

Lemon Thyme Rasam Recipe is a wonderful twist to one of the most regular side dish of South India – rasam. Rasam is a part of a traditional South Indian household, served with rice, poriyal and appalam.  Thyme is a beneficial herb added into this rasam recipe with its positive benefits of smell, flavour and digestive properties.  Tamarind Water, Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal), Rasam Powder, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Tomato, Cumin powder (Jeera), Black pepper powder, Asafoetida (hing), Fresh Thyme leaves, Curry leaves, Salt, Water, Lemon juice, Ghee, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Cumin seeds (Jeera), Curry leaves   1 cup Tamarind Water 1/4 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) 2 teaspoons Rasam Powder 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 Tomato , diced 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 1 tablespoon Fresh Thyme leaves 5 Curry leaves , chopped finely Salt , to taste Water , as needed 1 tablespoon Lemon juice For Tempering 2 teaspoons Ghee 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 2 Curry leaves     5   20     To prepare Lemon Thyme Rasam Recipe, keep the tamarind water ready. Into a sauce pan, add the tamarind water, tomatoes, rasam powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, hing, a few curry leaves and salt into a pan. Add the thyme leaves, stir.Bring to a boil on medium-high heat and then simmer till the tomatoes are cooked. Clean and wash dal and pressure cook dal with enough water with 1 cup of water and turmeric powder for 3-4 whistles. Turn off the flame. Once the pressure from the cooker is released naturally. , whisk the dal and keep it aside.Add the dal to the tamarind tomato base and bring the thyme rasam to a boil and then reduce the stove to low flame. Let the rasam simmer for 5 minutes or more, so that the raw taste of the chilli in the rasam powder incorporates well into the rasam.Adjust salt and simmer for 3 more minutes and turn off the heat.While the rasam is cooking, in a tadka pan, heat a teaspoon of ghee and splutter mustard and cumin seeds. Add curry leaves, let it crackle and take it off heat. Pour the tadka to the Lemon Thyme rasam.Squeeze lemon to the Lemon Thyme Rasam recipe just before serving and pair it up with rice and beetroot poriyal recipe for lunch.