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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Homemade Rasam Powder (Step by Step Pics)

Rasam is a very simple curry made with a blend of spice powders that is perfect for digestion after a heavy meal.I love rasam a lot and had been making with store brought rasam powder invariably but finally got some time to try this homemade version of rasam powder.Believe me,its so flavorful and aromatic unlike the ready made packets and I have stopped buying the rasam powder packets.This is a lot more healthier too.Do give this a try and am sure you will enjoy,stay tuned for the rasam recipe with this spice blend too.


coriander seeds 3/4 cup
dry red chillies 20
hing/asafoetida 1/2 tsp
black pepper,whole 3tbsp
cumin seeds 3tbsp
chana dal 1/4 cup
toor dal 1/4 cup

  • Heat a pan and dry roast the dals with red dry chillies.Wait till dal get slightly browned,keep a watch not to burn it up(keep stirring on low medium flame).Transfer to a plate.

  • In the same pan add the coriander seeds,black pepper and warm it up.At this point add the cumin seeds and give a quick toss.Switch off flame and leave to cool.
  • When cooled,add to a blender jar with hing powder.Grind until smoothly done.
  • Wait to cool down completely,transfer to a jar.Store over a month and use whenever making rasam.

Servings ~ a small bottle

* The bottle used for storing should be clean and dry.'
* You can use a small piece of hing too instead of hing powder.If using the piece then first dry roast with red dry chillies.

A glimpse of rasam made with homemade rasam powder(recipe coming next),


Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

A bowl of rasam to dring some on my rice, piclke, papad..... mmmmmmmmmmm heaven.

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

useful post

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a flavorful and lovely rasam powder.. Homemade certainly is the best.. Loved the clicks too

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

homemade is always best.. this is very flavourful

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

nice post with homemade powder, it taste awesome too

Sooriya said... Best Blogger Tips

I have not tried making rasam powder in my kitchen...lucky to have my MIL who makes the best rasam powder and parcels me:) Brilliant photography!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

I love rasama... and this powder looks very versatile... the pic of the rasam is making me drool...

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome rasam powder. home made is always best.

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

home made is bet like you say but yes we get lazy i want to try this soon too i used to make it earlier but then always i make fresh rasam mix whenever i make it no dals n all.just pepper dhaniya jeera and garlic.

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Rasam is such a comfort food and with home made rasam powder tastes even more flavorful..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

One on my to-do list! Nothing like homemade. Great pics Julie.

Happy new year :-)

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

nice flavorful powder

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Useful post dear!!!!

coralcrue said... Best Blogger Tips

recently an uncle of mine came visiting, while everyone sat drinking and he was offered a glass of wine, he said'No'. so the hostess felt bad and she offered him a glass of Rasam. he felt so happy. your post reminded me of that. :)

indugetscooking said... Best Blogger Tips

Hats off to you for making your own rasam powder! So agree that hot made masala powders taste better than packaged ones.

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it . Will try

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Very informative post..... :)

Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice and flavorful

Padma said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved your version...will try it!