Monday, December 31, 2012


Preparation of Rasam is compulsory in the regular routine of food at my home. From the younger one to eldest one, every one's requirement is rasam  (Sarrumadhu in Iyengar language) at my home. We make variety of rasam and even the powder we use for this is made at home. One of the common rasam is podi rasam. I am posting the method of preparing this rasam powder today.


Preparation time: 20 minutes (Approximately)


Coriander Seeds – 1 cup

Dry Red Chilli – ¾ cup

Bengal gram Dal & Toor Dal  – ½ cup

Pepper corn – ¼ cup

Cumin seeds – 1/8 cup

Curry leaf – ¼ cup

Turmeric stick – 2

Solid Asefotida – 2” piece


·         Heat a pan.
·         Dry roast all the ingredients except turmeric.
·         Roast till you get very nice aroma of it.
·         Allow it to get cool down.
·         Break down turmeric stick in small pieces.
·         Grind it to a coarse powder.
·         Store in air tight container.


chow and chatter said...

love this must try making my own spice blend

Prathima Rao said...

Looks very it!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner said...

useful post..HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013....

sangeeta said...

How I wish I had this rasam powder in this biting winters..looks aromatic.

divya said...

Wishing you and your family a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year:)flavorful powder...

Unknown said...

Happy New year to you & your Family.

Love the aromatic rasam powder. Suits for the winter time.

Gajus kitchen said...

Flavourful,colourful rasam powder looks wonderful