Rasam Powder

Rasam another staple food in South Indian cooking.  A very easy dish that can be ready in under 30 mins.  Today’s recipe is Rasam Powder which can be made fresh when you need it. When I made the rasam for Onam, I didn’t have rasam powder at home, so I had no choice other than making the powder at home for my rasam recipe at 9pm at night.

dsc_4682-copyI researched the net and asked my mom the ingredients.  There is everything available in all the Indian stores in the US.  It is an easy way when you are in a rush and don’t have time to make it at home but here is nothing like fresh masala.  The aroma and freshness takes the dish to another level.

Try it for yourself to experience it.



  • 2 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 2.5 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1.5 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 fenugreek seeds
  • 6-7 whole dry red chilies
  • 7-8 curry leaves


Dry roast all the ingredients slightly.  Let it cool down.  Using the masala grinder or a coffee grinder, grind the ingredients into a smooth powder.  You can make in a larger quantity but it is better to make in a small batch to have that freshness every time you use it.

img_4523That’s it, your rasam powder is ready.  Store it in air tight container.








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