Rasam Powder Recipe | How to Make Rasam Recipe


Rasam Powder

Rasam and rice combination is a traditional South Indian cuisine. Rasam is tangy due to the combination of tamarind and tomatoes along with a unique rasam masala powder. Nowadays since all masalas are commercially available, need to make it at home is decreasing. Still, homemade masala powders can be personalized as per the preference of the family members and are fresh as well.
Course Condiment / Spices
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 heaped spoons
Calories 855 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 1 cup Coriander Seeds
  • ¼ cup Tur Dal
  • ¼ cup Chana Dal
  • 2 tablespoons Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Black Peppercorns
  • 6 Whole Red Chillies (Adjust as per preference)
  • 10 Curry Leaves (washed and pat dried)
  • 1 teaspoon Oil


  1. Ensure that coriander seeds, tur dal, chana dal and cumin seeds are free of any debris, small stones etc.
    Spices for Rasam Powder
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over low heat.

  3. All ingredients are to be dry roasted one by one.

  4. Put in the coriander seeds and stir fry till light color change.

  5. Remove and keep aside.

  6. Next, put in the tur dal and cook till crisp.

  7. Remove and keep aside.

  8. Put in the chana dal and stir-fry until color change and crisp.

  9. Remove it and keep aside.

  10. Similarly, roast the black peppercorns for a few minutes till aroma emanates.

  11. Remove and keep it aside.

  12. Put in the cumin seeds and stir fry till aroma emanates and light color changes.

  13. Remove and keep aside to cool.

  14. Add the red chillies and fry with constant stirring so that they get roasted evenly.

  15. Remove when they darken in color and look well-roasted.

    Rasam Powder Ingredients
  16. Finally, add the curry leaves and fry them by adding the oil.

  17. Remove them when they start drying up.

  18. Keep all the ingredients to cool completely.

  19. Take them in a mixer jar in batches so that the jar does not heat up and grind to a powder consistency.

    Grind ingredients to prepare Rasam Powder
  20. Store in a tight-lidded jar to use as needed.

    How to make Rasam Powder


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