Friday, November 13, 2009

Rasam Powder

Fresh home made rasam powder gives good aroma and tastes great. Its better to prepare at home and save it instead of ready made one. Previously i used to follow my momz steps to prepare a rasam. And never ever get even a border marks in it from my hubby. My mom used to grind the tomatoes, chillies, garlic, peppercorns, cummin seeds,and coriander seeds with a shallot and pour it to the tamarind juice and prepare the rasam. So by seeing this and grown, at first I too tried this method and failed in it. Then I skipped to the rasam powder given by my SIL. By surprise it came out well. After that using only easy way out rasam power


Coriander seeds - 2 cups
Black peppercorns - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Toor dhal - 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry Red chillies - 10 nos
Curryleaves - 1 hand full


1. Remove the stalks in the chillies and dry roast till they puff up slightly

2. Dry roast coriander seeds, channa dhal, toor dhal one by one till turns golden.

3. Finally, dry roast peppercorns, cummin seeds and fenugreek seeds till the pepper begins crackling with excitement with the curry leaves.

4. Let them cool and grind in coarse powder and stored in air-tight container. It holds good for months.

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