Homemade Rasam Powder

Rasam is a beloved South Indian dish that is often served with hot rice, providing a satisfying and comforting meal. This homemade rasam powder recipe is an heirloom recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation, originating from my grandmother.This homemade rasam powder recipe is not only delicious but also a great way to preserve the traditional flavors of South Indian cooking. With this recipe, you can create a taste of home in your own kitchen and enjoy the comforting flavors of rasam anytime.

Ingredients for rasam powder:

  • 1 cup coriander seeds
  • 7 red chili whole
  • 2 tsp black pepper whole
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • Lot of asafoetida
  • ¼ cup Bengal gram
  • ¼ cup black gram whole
  • ¼ cup pigeon peas
  • Ingredients for rasam:
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp homemade rasam powder

Tempering ingredients:

  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil


  1. Dry roast coriander seeds, red chili, black pepper, cumin, and fenugreek. Then, transfer to a grinder.
  2. Dry roast Bengal gram, whole black gram, and pigeon peas. Add them to the grinder and make a fine powder. Then, add asafoetida and mix well.
  3. To make rasam, puree two tomatoes and transfer to a pot. Add water, salt, red chili powder, turmeric, and rasam powder. Let it boil.
  4. In a separate pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Once the mustard seeds start popping, pour the mixture over the rasam.
  5. Serve hot with rice.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: