Mar 6, 2008

Recipe - Rasam powder


This is the main ingredient for preparing rasam. There are different kinds of rasam's but the basic ingredient is this spice, without which there is not taste for rasam. My mom and mother-in-law make very good rasam. I should say this is one among the very few recipes that they prepare the same way. I always bring these spices from India when I am coming away from home. Nothing can replace the home made rasam powder or sambar powder.


Coriander seeds - 1 cup
Red chillies - 3/4 cup
Black pepper - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 2 tablespoons
Toor dal (pigeon peas) - 1/2 cup
Chana dal (bengal gram) - 2 tablespoons
Garlic - 1 whole


Roast all the above ingredients together except garlic till they turn light brown in color. Add garlic and turn the stove off.

Let the mixture cool and grind all the ingredients together and let it cool. Store it in an air tight container.

Preparation time - 15mins

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