January 19, 2009

Rasam Powder

Rasam is a light lentil soup made almost everyday in my house. It is almost like a staple. Eaten with plain rice, it is eaten either to start or end a meal. Many people like to drink this wonderfully spicy yet light soup-like-daal.

Rasam powder is an important ingredient in the preparation of rasam,as it adds flavour and fragrance to rasam.It is easy to prepare. The powder can be prepared and stored for 6 to 12 months. You can also buy the ready powder but then you are missing the fun and the lovely aroma of the freshly made rasam podi as it is called.

Here is the recipe for rasam powder from my mom's kitchen.

Ingredients :

  1. Bengal gram dal (urad dal) - 1 Tsp
  2. Coriander seeds - 100 gms
  3. Cumin seeds - 3 tsp
  4. Red chilly - 100 gms
  5. fenugreek seeds(methi) – ½ tsp
  6. Black pepper - 3 tsp
  7. Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
  8. Curry leaves - a small bunch
  9. Garlic - 4 pods
  10. Oil, 1 tsp
Preparation :

  • Spray oil in a non-stick frying pan and roast each of the above ingredients till they turn aromatic.

  • Mix all the ingredients and grind into a fine powder using a grinder.
Store the rasam powder in a dry air-tight container.

5 comments :

Kitchen Flavours said...

Spicy powder....

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...
First time to ur blog. U have a nicec set of recipes. Look so good. YUM!

Vidhya said...

nice one swapna, I follow the same quantity except garlic... looks neat..

Preety said...

wow i never made this at home..but i love eating rasam with rice

Adlak's tiny world said...

First time here and u have a good collection.Thanks for adding yrself in the list of my follower.

will appreciate if u go thro my recipes by adding yr valuable comnt there...

yr rasam powder looks spicy and aromatic.

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