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Homemade rasam powder recipe

Homemade rasam powder recipe quick and handy
Author Sharmilee J


  • 1 and 1/2 cups coriander seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried red chillies
  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • 1/2 cup cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup pepper


  • In a kadai - dry roast toor dal along with red chillies until golden brown,Set aside. Then add coriander seeds and roast till nice aroma comes,set aside.
  • Then roast pepper corns, allow it to splutter, set aside then add jeera and roast till slightly browned and aroma comes.
  • Allow all the ingredients to cool down then transfer the contents to a mixer.
  • Grind it to a semi fine powder. Cool down completely.
  • Store in a clean dry airtight container and use it whenever you want to make rasam.


  • Amma says roasting the ingredients gives a nice color and increases shelf life too.Grinding rasam powder little coarse gives a nice aroma.No oil needed whil roasting.
  • The above quantity makes around 3 cups and it lasts upto 6-7 months for us as we dont make rasam often.
  • Always use a clean dry spoon every time.
  • You can even use this powder for making any vegetable curries if you like pepper jeera flavour.
  • Make sure to cool down completely before you start grinding.