Homemade Rasam Powder Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Homemade Rasam Powder is an essential spice mix in the South Indian Cuisine usually used to spike up the flavor of rasam.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: homemade rasam powder, how to make rasam powder, rasam powder recipe
Servings: 1 Cup
Author: Hina Gujral
  • 3/4 Cup coriander seeds
  • 20 dry red chili long ones
  • 1/4 Cup Toor/arhar dal
  • 1/4 Cup Chana dal
  • 3 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp asafetida
  1. To prepare the Rasam Powder, dry roast red chili, asafetida, channa dal and toor dal in a cast iron skillet (Buy it here) over medium heat until dals are golden in colour. Roast in medium flame with constant frying.
  2. Transfer to a plate for cooling and then roast coriander seeds and peppercorns until fragrant in the same skillet. Add cumin seeds and roast for another few seconds. Turn off the heat.
  3. Cool all the ingredients completely. Next in a mixer jar (Buy it here) add all the ingredients including turmeric powder and blend to coarse powder.
  4. If you prefer sieve the Rasam Powder to get the smooth story bought like spice mix else it can used as it is as well.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Homemade Rasam Powder remain fresh for a year or so if stored properly.
Recipe Notes

Equipment Used: Cast Iron Skillet (Buy it here), Mixer Grinder (Buy it here)

Adapted from Rak's Kitchen