EASY Rasam Powder ➜ TASTY Rasam Recipe | RandomKitchen

South Indian meals never seem complete without Rasam. Find the best tasting and easiest method to prepare South Indian Rasam using Homemade Rasam Powder. Try and Taste!

Rasam Powder Recipe:


Coriander seeds - 1 and 1/2 cups
Dried Red Chillies - 1/2 cup
Toor Dal - 1/4 cup
Channa Dal - 1/4 cup
Jeera - 1/2 cup
Pepper Corns - 1/2 cup


Roasting ingredients gives the Rasam Powder a nice colour and increases the shelf life. Take a Kadai and add no oil for roasting.
  • Dry roast Toor dal and Channa dal along with Red Chillies until golden brown and set it aside. 
  • Add coriander seeds and roast till nice aroma comes and do keep it aside. 
  • Roast Pepper Corns, allow it to splutter, set aside. 
  • Add jeera and roast till slightly browned and aroma comes.
  • Allow all the ingredients to cool down completely and then transfer the contents to a mixer. 
  • Grind it to a little coarse powder to give it a nice aroma.
  • Cool it down completely and then store it in a clean dry airtight container.
  • The above quantity makes around 3 cups and can last fresh for 6-7 months.
  • Always use only a clean dry spoon.

Rasam using rasam powder Recipe


Tamarind - gooseberry size
Tomato - 1 small
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Rasam powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped
Salt - to taste

To Temper:

Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - a small sprig
Red Chillies - 2


  • Soak tamarind in 2 cups of hot water for 20mins and set aside.
  • Heat a kadai and add a tsp of oil with finely chopped tomatoes.
  • Saute nicely adding 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and a pinch of asafoetida.
  • Strain tamarind juice, add to the kadai and allow it to boil for 3mins.
  • Add rasam powder and simmer adding 2 crushed garlic cloves. 
  • Sprinkle a little sugar and add salt to Rasam.
  • Parallelly temper the items listed under 'To Temper'.
  • Add the tempered items to the rasam and switch it off.
  • Garnish with a little coriander leaves. 
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