Lemon Rasam Recipe | Elumichai Rasam | Nimbu Rasam | Lemon Saaru

Lemon Rasam Recipe | Elumichai Rasam | Nimbu Rasam | Lemon Saaru

Lemon Rasam

Lemon Rasam or elumichai rasam  is a delicious healthy South Indian rasam made with lemon juice, toor dal, and freshly ground spice powder. Instead of tamarind extract, we use freshly squeezed lemon juice in this rasam. This nimbu rasam or lemon saaru is tangy and spicy, and it's great for coughs and colds or during the rainy season. The ingredients in this lemon rasam are all natural immune boosters.This lemon rasam can also be made without dal and can be served as soup. Check out how to make this yummy spicy tangy lemon rasam or elumichai rasam recipe below.


For Masala-

Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Pepper-1/2-1 tsp

Coriander seeds-1 Tbsp

Green chillies-2 nos

Garlic- 4-6

Ginger-1 inch piece

Other Ingredients-

Cooked toor dal -1/4 cup

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Red chillies-2 nos

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Lemon juice -2 Tbsps or as required

Asafoetida a pinch

Curry leaves

Coriander leaves


Oil or Ghee-1 tsp 

Recipe Video


👉Powder the ingredients given under For masala coarsely without adding any water set aside.

👉Cook and mash the toor dal set aside.

👉Heat oil or ghee in a kadai add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,red chillies, curry leaves and allow it to splutter.Add the ground masala and sauté for few seconds.

👉Add the cooked dal, turmeric powder,salt and 2 cups of water and allow it to boil until frothy.

👉Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the gas and allow it to cool down a bit.

👉Now add lemon juice and mix well.

👉Serve hot as soup or as rasam with rice.

Preparation Time-15 mins


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