Lemon Coriander Rasam / Saaru / Chaaru / Soup

Lemon Coriander Rasam / Saaru / Chaaru / Soup

This is not just an ordinary Rasam / Chaaru / Saaru… but one made with fresh ingredients which is amazingly fast and easy to make. It is an effective remedy for cold, sore throat, and pollen allergies of early Spring. If you are craving a healing bowl of nutrients, this Lemon Coriander Rasam / Saaru / Chaaru / Soup serves as a soup or can be served along with steamed rice.

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Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes


  • Lemon – 2 (or) 3 tbsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves(cilantro) – 1/4 cup
  • Water – 1 ¾ cup
  • Salt – To taste

For Dal

  • Toor dal – 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder – A pinch
  • Water – 1 cup

To Grind

  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger – 2 tsp
  • Green chili – 1
  • Coriander leaves(cilantro) – 1/4 cup

To Temper

  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili – 2
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Asafoetida (Hing) – A pinch
  • Gingelly Oil – 1/2 tbsp


  1. Rinse and soak toor dal in water for 15 minutes. Transfer it to a pressure cooker, add a pinch of Turmeric powder and 1 cup of water and cook it for 8 whistles. Once it cools down, mash it well.
  2. In a blender, add the items given under ‘To grind’ and grind it to a coarse paste (don’t grind it into a smooth paste.)
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add the items given under ‘To Temper’. Add the ground coarse paste, Turmeric powder, Pepper powder, and cooked dal and stir it for a minute.
  4. Add water and salt. Once it starts to boil, switch off the flame and allow it to cool for 5 minutes. Now add lemon juice and coriander leaves.

Lemon Coriander Rasam / Saaru / Chaaru / Soup is served with steamed rice and any Fries and Poriyal / stir-fry.


  1. Don’t boil the rasam, once you add lemon juice. It will turn to bitter taste.
  2. Instead of lemon, you can use lime too.

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