Rasam Powder

26 Mar

Charu Podi


Coriander Seeds 1 cup
Broken Dried Red Chiles 1 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds 1/4 cup
Mustard Seeds 1/4 cup
Fenugreek Seeds 1 tbsp
Black Peppercorns 1 tbsp
Asafoetida 1 tbsp
Toor Dal or Urad Dal 2 tbsps
Dried Curry Leaves 2 tbsps (optional)

Method of preparation:

Heat a heavy bottomed pan on medium high heat.
Roast each ingredient except asafoetida and curry leaves seperately until fragrant or until it changes color a bit.
Transfer all the roasted ingredients along with asafoetida and curry leaves into a bowl.
Once cooled, grind the ingredients in the bowl into fine powder using a spice grinder.
Store tight and use as required.

Notes: Basic rasam powder is just the coriander, red chile, cumin seeds and toor dal. So vary the other ingredients to your needs if necessary.

10 Responses to “Rasam Powder”

  1. Mallika March 27, 2008 at 3:22 am #

    How funny! I was going to make rasam this week and came across your post. This is the best recipe for rasam powder I have come across on the web, by far! Thanks

  2. neel April 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    fantastic rasam and also the vegetable korma. thanks. you made my day.

  3. lubna April 26, 2009 at 3:47 am #

    i never know about single spice of rasam powder.so thank you very much.

  4. Raji January 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    @Mallika thank you. I totally agree.
    @neel thank you
    @lubna well now u knew. thx

  5. manasa krishna kumar May 13, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    i really loved it

  6. megal June 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm #

    send me your recipes i luv it thanks.


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