Udupi saaru or udupi rasam powder

A recipe of Udupi rasam powder which is also used for various other Udupi recipes.


  • Coriander seeds - 1 cup
  • Cumin (jeera) seeds - 1/2 cup
  • Fenugreek (methi) seeds - 2 tablespoons
  • Byadagi red chillies - 10 to 15 (according to taste)
  • Curry leaves - 15 to 20
  • Coconut oil - 1 teaspoon
  • A pinch of asafoetida


Step 1

Heat coconut oil in a pan. Roast all the above ingredients, separately, one at a time, till light brown. Ensure raw smell goes away while roasting.

Step 2

Remove from the fire. Let the ingredients cool down completely.

Step 3

Grind all the roasted ingredients alongwith a pinch of asafoetida to a fine powder.

Step 4

Spread the rasam powder on a plate to cool down.

Step 5

Once the rasam powder reaches to room temperature, store in an airtight container.

Step 6

Rasam powder can be stored upto 3 months.

Step 7

While preparing rasam once, you can add 2 teaspoons of rasam powder.

One Response to Udupi saaru or udupi rasam powder

  1. Madhavi Ram says:

    i liked simple method in Karnataka style

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