Thursday 28 February 2013

Rasam Powder | Rasam Podi Recipe

Rasam or Chaaru or Saaru is a South Indian soup made with tamarind juice and spices.  Though a soup, it is part of the main course of meals and is taken mixed with rice.  So any South Indian meal is incomplete without Rasam.  Now, heres the recipe for one of the main ingredients to prepare rasam -- the rasam powder.

rasam powder, rasam podi


  • Toor dal - 1/2 cup
  • Coriander seeds - 2 cups
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 cup
  • Dry red chillies - 1 cup
  • Black Pepper - 1 tbl spn
  • Fenugreek seeds - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1/2 cup

How To Prepare Homemade Rasam Powder/Rasa Podi:

  • Dry roast each ingredient separately till you get a good aroma.
  • Allow them to cool and grind them together in a dry mixer into a coarse powder.
  • Store in dry airtight containers or bags.
  • Now you can prepare rasam in a jiffy.

Rasam podi, rasam powder


  • Do not grind it to a very fine powder, it should be coarse.
  • This powder can be stored in the freezer for about 6 months.


Unknown said...

i dont use rasam powder.. but homemade are always the best..

divya said...

very flavorful and yummy powder...wonderful clicks..

Beena said...

Good post

Home Cooked food said...

nice clicks and useful post.

Unknown said...

always homemade is best.

kariotakis said...

very nice thanks

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Dipti Joshi said...

oh...homemade rassam powder...Very useful recipe..

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