Homemade Rasam Powder Recipe with Video. Rasam is considered to be a quintessential part of any South Indian thali. It is not only daily at many households as a part of lunch but also no wedding feast is complete without rasam.
As such the addition of freshly ground rasam powder is what makes it aromatic and also a comfort food especially during the cold winter season or whenever you are ill or recovering.
Making rasam powder at home is very easy and will take only a handful of simple ingredients that are available in your pantry itself.
Whenever I make this powder, I always use my hands or fist to measure the ingredients.
Here I’m giving the measurements using measuring cups, a kitchen scale if you happen to have one and also just a ladle (kuzhi karandi) in case if you do not have both.
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Points to note:
Always make rasam powder in small batches that lasts you a week or 10 days as this helps the rasam to be more flavorful and aromatic.
No need to dry roast any of the ingredients.
The raw ingredients is what make the rasam powder more aromatic.
When making a big batch sun drying the ingredients is the best option. If that is not possible either dry roast in a kadai over stove top or microwave the ingredients.
Is adding salt to rasam powder necessary?
Adding salt serves 2 purposes. One is that it acts a preservative but also prevents the powder to last longer, free of tiny insects when stored over a longer period of time.
Another reason is, in general, rasam is preferred to be a tad bit salty ensuring the pungent taste. Adding salt to the powder takes care of that.
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Homemade Rasam Powder Recipe details below:
Homemade Rasam Powder
- Coriander seeds - 3/4 cup or 50 gms or 3 ladles kuzhi karandi
- Black peppercorns - 1/8 cup or 15 gms or 1 ladle levelled
- Cumin seeds - 1/8 cup or 15 gms or 1 ladle levelled
- Tur dal - 1 tbsp or 15 gms or 1/4 ladle heaped
- Dry red chilies - 5 to 7
- Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
- Crystal salt - 1/4 tsp
- Add all the ingredients to a dry mixer jar and grind to a coarse powder.
- Transfer to a clean, dry jar and use as required.
- With the above mentioned ingredients, you will get 1 cup (levelled) of rasam powder.