Rasam powder recipe

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


Step 1

Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida. Add red chillies and tur dal first and roast till golden brown. Keep aside.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Allow the roasted ingredients to cool down and grind them to a semi soft powder.

Step 4

When cooled down completely, store in a clean dry airtight container.

Step 5

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.


3 Responses to Rasam powder recipe

  1. A must have for any south indian food lover.

  2. oh i love rasam!!! more than having it with rice, i love to have it just like that…

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