I have tried making rasam using the store bought rasam powder, but always it was a flop. Changed many brands, still couldn't make a good tasting rasam. Now, i stopped trying my luck with store bought rasam powder.
I don't make rasam much, but still whenever i make, i used to prepare only one type of rasam (not using rasam powder) which has a nice aromatic flavour and taste.
Recently, browsing through Sharmis blog, i found out a recipe for homemade rasam powder. Thought to give it a try and YES!!! that's it....the rasam which i made with this powder tasted awesome. We all loved it a lot.
So all friends out there, who would like to make a good tasting rasam, try out using this homemade rasam powder. Make once and store it. You can use it whenever you like.
Recipe Source: Sharmispassions
1 and 1/2 cup Coriander seeds
1/2 cup Toor dal
1/2 cup Jeera/Cumin seeds
1/2 cup Black peppercorns
1/2 cup Dry red chilli
- Dry roast toor dal and dry red chilli. When it changes its colour and a nice aroma comes out from it, transfer it into a plate and set aside to cool.
- Similarly, dry roast coriander seeds, black peppercorns, cumin seeds till it changes colour and aroma comes out from it. Transfer it to the plate to cool down.
- When all the roasted ingredients are cooled completely, grind them together into a semi-fine powder.
- Cool the mixture and transfer it into an airtight container.
- Use the powder whenever you make rasam.
- The ingredients should be cooled down completely before grinding.
- This rasam powder can be added in any dishes if you like the taste of this masala.
- Always store it in an airtight container and use dry spoon.
- This homemade powder has a shelf life of 6 - 7 months.
- I took half of the quantity of the ingredients mentioned above, because we make rasam very rare.