Lemon Thyme Rasam

By      27-Jun 2020       Reading Time: 2 Mins

Lemon Thyme Rasam

As the name suggests, this traditional rasam is made with the delectable flavours of lemon and thyme rasam. A combination of herb with citrusy lemon should be a must try for you and further is a wonderful twist to one of the most regular side dishes of South India – rasam.

Nutritional Benefits:
Lemon is an excellent source of Ascorbic acid i.e. Vitamin C. Vitamin C nourishes your skin and hair and further helps in absorption of iron. Thyme is a multipurpose traditional herb which is used in treating ailments ranging from cold, sore throat to chronic conditions such as gastritis and arthritis.

Per Serving:

  • Nutrition Info
  • Amount
  • Calories
  • 98.5 kcal
  • Carbs
  • 8.7 grams
  • Protein
  • 3.3 grams
  • Fats
  • 5.2 grams


  • 15 grams Arhar dal
  • 20 grams chopped tomato
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Water as required


  • In a deep pan, add tamarind water, tomatoes, rasam powder, cumin powder, black pepper, turmeric and salt.
  • Also add thyme leaves and bring it to boil over a medium flame until tomatoes are cooked.
  • On the other hand, clean and wash dal. Pressure cook until 3-4 whistles over high flame.
  • Once the dal is cooked, transfer it to the tamarind tomato base and bring to boil.
  • In a small pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds to prepare the tadka. Let it crackle and pour it in your lemon thyme rasam.
  • Now add lemon juice. Serve hot along with rice.

Over to you
This recipe of lemon and thyme rasam is a must try as it will provide you with amazing flavour along with abundant nutrition and health benefits.

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