Instant Pot Lemon Cilantro Soup - Lemon Coriander Rasam

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recipe by Subhadra Burugula http://www.subbucooks.com

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    25mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    134

Protein rich lentil soup flavored with lots of cilantro and lemon. If the soup becomes too sour add sugar to cut down the sourness. Lemon juice can be replaced with lime juice. Yellow lentils can be replaced with red lentils or even cooked chickpeas. Lentils can be skipped to make thin broth like soup (cut down the cooking time to 3 mins).

Inspired by: https://recipes.instantpot.com/recipe/lemon-cilantro-soup-lemon-coriander-rasam/

recipe updated May 7, 2020

Ingredients

  • Lemon icon
    Lemon
    x 1 (about 58g)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Green chili icon
    Green chili
    x 2 (about 40g)
  • Ginger icon
    Ginger
    1.5 tbsp (8g)
  • Ginger-garlic paste icon
    Ginger-garlic paste
    3 tsp (15g)
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro
    100g (about 3½ cups)
  • Oil icon
    Oil
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Curry leaves icon
    Curry leaves
    1 sprig
  • Mustard seeds icon
    Mustard seeds
    about ½ tsp (2g)
  • Red chili icon
    Red chili
    1 (45g)
  • Asafoetida icon
    Asafoetida
    3 pinches
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Toor dal icon
    Toor dal
    about ½ tsp (2g)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    as needed
  • Water icon
    Water
    as needed
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Mortar
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add cumin seeds, black pepper, green chili, ginger, ginger-garlic paste and cilantro to a clean mortar
  2. Grind with mortar and pestle until thickened then set aside
  3. Add oil to the inner pot
  4. Pre-heat until hot - Sauté, More
  5. Then add curry leaves, mustard seeds, red chili, asafoetida and ground turmeric to the inner pot
  6. Cook while stirring occasionally - approx 1 min
  7. Transfer content of mortar to inner pot
  8. Cook while stirring occasionally - approx 2 min
  9. Add toor dal, salt and water to the inner pot
  10. Mix until well combined
  11. Cancel - Sauté
  12. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  13. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 8 min
  14. Quick release
  15. Check for consistency
  16. Stir lemon into the inner pot
  17. Garnish with cilantro
  18. Serve
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