Monday, February 10, 2014

Rasam Powder | Charu Podi | Saaru Podi

Rasam Powder
Rasam powder or charu podi is a main ingredient in making Rasam. This powder makes rasam flavorful & aromatic. It's believed that spices used will help improve digestion. There are different recipes for a rasam powder & I'm sharing the rasam powder recipe I borrowed from my mom. 

Rasam Powder
Cook Time-10mins | Prop Time-10mins | Yields - 7Servings 

1/2Cup toor dal / kandi pappu
3Tbs coriander seeds / dhaniyalu
1Tsp cumin
1Tsp black pepper
1/2Tsp methi
4Red chili's 
- Heat a pan & add toor dal to it. Dry roast them till toor dal changes it color to darkish yellow. 
- Transfer dal on to a plate & allow it cool. Mean while heat the same pan with rest of the spices. 
- Dry roast them till they change to light brownish color. Switch off heat & transfer spices to the dal plate. 
- Allow them to cool completely before grinding. 
- Grind them to a coarse powder.
- Store powder in a air tight container 
- Make it in small batches to have a flavorful rasam.

Rasam Powder

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  1. Nice and aromatic rassam powder ....!

  2. very flavourful powder

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

  3. Flavorful and very useful rasam powder...lovely presentation dear :)

  4. Nice pictures and a very useful recipe.

  5. very aromatic rasam podi :) I love home made podi a lot , fantastic clicks !!

  6. Love these spice podis..looks very good..

  7. Such a time saver to make quick rasams. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. home made powder must make rasam so delicious

  9. A must have staple at home..good one.