Rasam powder recipeTweet
Rasam powder is a south indian preparation used for making various types of rasams. It is very easy to make and can be stored for upto 2 months. Home made rasam powder is always full of flavor and less expensive too and can be used as and when required.
- Coriander seeds - 1 cup
- Cumin seeds - 3/4 cup
- Whole black pepper - 3/4 cup
- Whole red chillies - 3 cups
- A handful of tur dal
- Oil - 1 tsp
- A pinch of asafoetida
Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida. Add red chillies and tur dal first and roast till golden brown. Keep aside.
In the same pan, add coriander seeds and black pepper and roast till aroma exudes. Keep aside. Then add cumin seeds lastly and roast until fragrance starts coming.
Allow the roasted ingredients to cool down and grind them to a semi soft powder.
When cooled down completely, store in a clean dry airtight container.
NOTES : Roasting the ingredients increases the shelf life of the rasam powder. You can use this powder for making other vegetarian dishes to add flavor.