Nimmakaya Charu Recipe

Nimmakaya Charu (lemon soup) is a rasam preparation from the Andhra cuisine that is served best with coconut rice. Learn how to make/prepare Lemon Soup by following this easy recipe.
Nimmakaya Charu Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1 cup Toor Dal
  • A pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 6 to 7 Curry Leaves
  • 3 Green Chilies (splitted)
  • 2 Red Chilies
  • 2 tsp Cilantro (chopped)
  • ½ Lemon
How to make Nimmakaya Charu:
  • Wash the toor dal well and pressure cook it for 4 whistles.
  • Remove from heat and mash it well.
  • Add turmeric and salt. Mix well.
  • Pace a skillet on medium fire and heat ghee in it.
  • Add jeera, mustard and urad dal. Fry well.
  • Add green chilies, red chilies and curry leaves. Stir fry.
  • When they start spluttering, remove from heat and add to the mashed dal.
  • Cook the dal for 5 minutes while adding water, as required, to form a liquid consistency.
  • Remove from heat and cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Squeeze the lemon in it.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
  • Pour into small glasses and serve hot.