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Rasa Podi (Rasam Powder)

Rasa_Podi_Rasam_Powder_1 South Indian meal is incomplete without Rasam. Here is Rasa Podi (Rasam Powder) to prepare certain type of rasams at short notice. Rasam prepared with this powder is aromatic and tasty. Fresh curry and coriander leaves are not necessary to prepare rasam with this powder as dried coriander and curry leaves are used in this rasam powder.


  • Toor dal – 1 heaped table spoon
  • Black pepper – 1 heaped table spoon
  • Cumin seed – 1 heaped table spoon
  • Coriander seed – 1 heaped table spoon
  • Red chilli  – 12 no
  • Dried curry and coriander leaves – few
  • Asafetida – small piece



  • In a fry pan, dry roast all the given ingredients till crisp (I roasted it in microwave oven).

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  • Powder it coarsely.

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  • Rasa podi is ready. Store it in air-tight container, to keep it fresh up to 3 months.


  • To prepare rasam, add 1 table spoon of this powder (along with other ingredients), for 5 to 6 cups of rasam.


  • Coarse rasam powder helps to get more clear rasam on the surface.
  • I used microwave oven to dry curry and coriander leaves after washing. This can be dried in sun light also after washing.
  • This podi can also be used in kootu preparations.

{ 9 comments… add one }

  • Manju Rajender May 1, 2010, 1:59 pm

    Your preparetion looks nice …might be a very fried garlic pods might make it much aromatic :)

  • Priya May 1, 2010, 2:33 pm

    Nothing will beat the home made powders…looks fabulous..

  • niloufer riyaz May 1, 2010, 8:13 pm

    will surely try this rasam powder. looks wonderful

  • Sushma Mallya May 1, 2010, 8:56 pm

    Fresh & full of flavours…

  • vineelasiva May 2, 2010, 12:53 am

    Fresh and home made gives nice flavour to rasam.

  • swathi May 5, 2010, 10:35 am

    Nice rasam podi, how you dry coriander and curry leaves,just leave it outside in the sun or dry roast them.

  • DURGA August 1, 2011, 10:50 am


  • MAMATHA July 11, 2012, 4:47 pm

    It’s very nice, naanu try madtini, and can u give me few recipes to my id.

  • anana March 6, 2015, 11:32 am


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