Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Homemade Rasam Powder/Rasa Podi


Rasam podi or Rasapodi is an indispensable part of my kitchen pantry. As the name suggests this powder is used to make Rasam. I use it not only in rasams but also in different curries. It adds a wonderful flavor to a simple potato fry, lady's finger fry etc.

Now coming to the recipe, this is my grandmother's recipe, which my mother adopted and now I too am following the same. It gives a wonderful flavor to the rasam. Making this powder is quite simple, just gather the ingredients, roast, cool and grind. But care should be taken while roasting. 



What you'll need
  1. Coriander Seeds / Dhaniya – 3 Cup
  2. Tuar Dal – 1 Cup
  3. Channa Dal – 1 Cup
  4. Jeera – ¾ Cup
  5. Black Pepper – ¾ Cup
  6. Mustard – ¼ Cup
  7. Fenugreek Seeds/Vendhayam – ¼ Cup
  8. Dried Red Chillies - 1 Cup
Method
  1. Dry roast all the ingredients one by one.
  2. Cool completely.
  3. Grind into a powder and store in airtight containers.

Note

  1. Though this powder has a long shelf life, I suggest you prepare in smaller quantities to retain the freshness.
  2. Take care while roasting, never roast on high flame, always roast on a medium flame.
  3. Also, keep stirring, while roasting so that the whole thing is roasted evenly.
  4. Store in clean and dry airtight containers and use a dry spoon.




19 comments:

Chitz said...

So true, rasam powder is indispensable item of any South Indian pantry :) Loved the lovely clicks dear !

Swathi Iyer said...

Rasa podi looks perfect Kaveri. I too make in small quantities.

Sangeetha M said...

Flavorful Rasam podi..love Rasam made using rasam podi..haven;t tried this at home...will try it sometime soon..nice clicks!

Amila Wickramarachchi said...

sure it is flavourful...

Gayathri Ramanan said...

such an easy and flavorful rasam powder

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

Useful recipe gonna make some for sure :)

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

always homemade is best love the clicks

Priya Suresh said...

This spice powder is a must in my pantry..i cant imagine rasam without homemade rasam powder.

Roshni said...

my my looks awesome.. I am yet to do posts on the basics like sambar podi, rasam podi and idli molaga podi.. soon.. love your version

Sangeetha Priya said...

homemades are always best n what an inviting clciks, love it....

divya said...

looks sooo delicious n flavorful powder....

Nagashree said...

Flavorful, rasams are my family favorite and I have a few different variations.

Veena Theagarajan said...

nice flavourful podi

Anonymous said...

adding methi seeds sounds interesting..that would add a nice aroma to the rasam..thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Adding methi seeds sounds interesting..that would add a nice aroma to the rasam..thanks for sharing.

Hema said...

Nice clicks Kaveri, I don't add fenugreek and mustard seeds, will try out your version..

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely and flavorful podi.. looks great!!

Suja Manoj said...

Useful post,thanks for sharing.

Rama Sriganesh said...

Tried rasam podi.... very aromatic and good taste.. TQ


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