Monday, 19 March 2018

Rasam Powder

Rasam is a staple diet of people in South India. This can be had as a soup also. History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavors and regional cuisines.

Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions.

Basic rasam powder is just made with toor dal, pepper, coriander, jeera, red chilies and hing. To make it flavorful and tasty, one can use the following ingredients: Roasted Channa dal lends a unique aroma and slightly thickens the rasam. Fenugreek seeds or methi seeds add a unique aroma and is also healthy. This time in our Foodiemonday Bloghop event,we are back with Spice Powders. I am contributing the recipe of Rasam Powder. Check out the recipe below and enjoy it in your meal. :)


21/2 tsp Cumin seeds
11/2 tsp Coriander seeds
1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
2 tsp Black peppercorns
5 whole dry red chilies
1 tsp Oil
1/3 cup Toor daal
1/2 tsp Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
30 Curry leaves


1. Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, black peppercorns and whole dry red chilies. Set aside to cool.

2. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the dal till red. Set aside to cool. Grind the roasted ingredients with asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.

3. Cool and store in airtight containers.