Halwai January 12, 2019

Ingredients:

• Toor Dal (boiled with 1 cup of water) – 1/2 cup
• Fresh Lime – 1 (medium size)
• Water – 1 cup
• Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
• Coriander seeds – 1 tsp (lightly toasted)
• Jeera seeds – 1 tsp (lightly toasted)
• Black pepper – 1/2 tsp (lightly toasted)
• Garlic Cloves – 2-3 (slightly mashed)
• Green chillies – 2-3 (slit)
• Curry leaves – 8-9 (with stem)
• Coriander stems – 3-4
• Oil – 2 tsp
• Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
• Asafoetida – a pinch
• Salt as per taste

Method:

  1. Take a saucepan and add boiled toor dal with water, 1 cup water and turmeric powder.
  2. Make a powder of all toasted seeds (jeera, coriander, pepper) and add half of the powder to the toor dal mixture.
  3. Add garlic, coriander stems and curry leaves.
  4. Let this mixture boil on medium flame.
  5. It should not be overboiled.
  6. Once it boils, remove it, add the remaining powder, juice of lime and salt and stir well.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, green chillies and asafetida.
  8. Add this tadka or tempering to the lime rasam.
  9. Check the salt.
  10. Serve this lime rasam hot with steaming rice.

Recipe courtesy of Naganaresh