Rasam Powder Recipe | Homemade Rasam Powder / Podi

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Homemade Rasam Powder (Podi) Recipe
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This rasam powder recipe helps to prepare rasam in a breeze. All the spices that are used while preparing rasam are combined and grinded into rasam powder, just add few teaspoons of this powder to the tamarind – tomato base, give a boil and your rasam is ready. If you are an office goer or a busy homemaker, you can sun dry the ingredients for 2 to 3 days and grind it, no dry roasting is needed which saves your time. For the past couple of years only, I am preparing rasam powder on my own, before that I used to buy commercial packets. But I feel it is expensive too and we don’t get the aroma as we get in homemade rasam powder / podi.

Rasam Powder Recipe

Rasam Powder Recipe

Homemade Rasam Powder / Podi | Rasam Powder Recipe

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Category: Home made 
Preparation + Cooking Time : 20 Mins | Serves : 1.5 cups

  • Coriander seeds – 1 Cup
  • Toor dal – 1/4 Cup
  • Channa dal – 1/3 Cup
  • Jeera / Cumin Seeds – 1/8 Cup
  • Peppercorns – 2 tblsp
  • Red chilli – 1 Cup
  • Methi Seeds – 1 tblsp (optional)
  • Jaggery – 1 tblsp (optional)
  • Turmeric stick (virali manjal) – 2 sticks (optional)
  • Curry Leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Hing – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp (To roast)

1. First clean all the ingredients to get rid of stones and dust. Measure all the ingredients and keep everything ready.
Homemade Rasam Powder(Podi) Recipe Steps 1
2. Heat a heavy bottomed pan or non stick pan, so the spices wont get burnt easily. Also do everything in medium flame. Add 1/2 tsp of oil, add coriander seeds and roast till colour changes a little and nice aroma wafts. Then add red chilli and roast again.
Homemade Rasam Powder(Podi) Recipe Steps 23. Now add the cleaned curry leaves and roast till it splutters. Keep everything by side in a large plate. In the same pan, pour 2 drops of oil, add channa dal, toor dal and roast well (always roast the dal separately).
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4. Keep the dals in the same plate. Then pour 2 drops of oil, add peppercorns and jeera and roast till golden brown.
Rasam Podi Recipe Steps 4
5. Now add methi seeds, hing and give a quick stir. Keep it in the plate. Finally dry roast the turmeric sticks.
Rasam Powder Recipe Steps 56. As the turmeric stick does not grind well in the mixer, crush it in a hand mortar and pestle. Lastly add jaggery and turmeric sticks to the roasted ingredients kept in the plate. Be sure that everything is completely cooled down. Transfer it to a dry mixer / blender.
Rasam Powder Recipe Steps 67. Grind all the ingredients in batches to a smooth powder. You can grind it little coarsely also as per preference. Sift the powder to remove all lumps. Spread it and cool down. Mix everything well and store it in an air tight container.
Rasam Powder Recipe Steps 7
Flavourful homemade rasam powder is ready.


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Homemade Rasam Powder (Podi) Recipe


1. Adjust chilli’s as per spiciness preferred, also the colour / spiciness of the rasam powder depends on the type of the chilli’s used.
2. Use byadigi / kashmiri chillies for bright red colour. I used normal chilli’s only.
3. Channa dal gives thickness to the rasam, so it is a must ingredient.
4. Curry leaves lends nice aroma to this homemade rasam powder / podi.
5. Methi seeds gives special flavour to this rasam powder recipe. But you can skip it and use when tempering.
6. Always clean all the spices once before roasting to get rid of stones and dust.
7. You can dry roast all the ingredients also, but I used little oil.
8. For simple version, sun dry all the spices for 2 to 3 days and grind it in flour mill, if doing in large batches.

9. I used turmeric sticks which adds nice aroma and colour. In case you don’t have virali manjal in hand, you can use turmeric powder also.
10. Always cool down the powder completely before storage, there should be no moisture.
11. Use a clean and dry container / ziplock cover to avoid bugs.
12. Shelf life of this podi is 2 months under refrigeration, use a dry spoon every time.

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  1. posted by Deepa - Vegindiancooking on May 8, 2017

    Hi Priya,
    Love all the delicious flavors in this homemade 👌rasam powder.I’ve never tried rasam before, but this is something I love to give it try very soon. 😊Thank you. 👍


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