Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rasam Powder

Rasam, a lovely blend of spices, tamarind and lentils is a favorite in southern India. Usually mixed with rice, rasam also makes a great soup. I've posted the recipe for my favorite rasam earlier, and a simple rasam as well. This is the basic spice mix used to make rasam.

Rasam Powder

1 cup Coriander Seeds
1 cup Toor Dal
1/4 cup Black Peppercorn
1/4 cup Cumin Seeds
15-20 Dried Red Chillies
1 cup Curry Leaves

Roast the coriander seeds, toor dal, peppercorn, cumin seeds and red chillies.

Separately roast the curry leaves.

Grind together to reach the consistency of semolina (a coarse grain).

This powder can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


Priya Suresh said...

Home made spice pwoders are always welcome..Cant live without this rasam powder..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

First time here..u hv a wonderful space with mouthwatering recipes n pics...
Visit mine as time permits...
And this powder looks so flavorful n aromatic

nitrous chargers said...

I just love the rasam.
Thanks for providing the recipe of home made rasam powder.
Nothing can beat it.
Many Thanks!!