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How to make Rasam Powder at home
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
17 mins

Rasam powder is the spice mixture that is used to make South Indian speciality or comfort food Rasam which is basically tomato tamarind soup.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Author: sushma iyer
  • 1/2 tsp Oil
  • 15-20 nos Dry Red Chillies (spicier ones)
  • 1 cup Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 cup Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 2 tsp Turmeric powder (optional)
  1. In a pan heat the oil and dry roast the red chillies until they turn dark in colour. Once roasted transfer to a plate and let cool completely.

  2. In the same pan roast coriander seeds until aromatic and dark in colour. Transfer to the plate to cool completely.

  3. Next roast in the peppercorns until it starts popping.Transfer to the plate to cool completely.

  4. After that roast cumin seeds until it turns brown. Transfer to the plate to cool completely.

  5. Finally roast the toor dal until brown in colour. Transfer to the plate to cool completely.

  6. Once everything is roasted and cooled transfer to the mixer and grind coarsely.

  7. If you wish you can add turmeric powder once it is grinded. Mix and your Rasam powder is all ready.

How to Store?
  1. Transfer the rasam powder to a clean dry air tight container. It stays good for 3-4 months. Use 2 tsp of it as and when needed.