Sunday, February 14, 2016

Rasam Podi / Powder ~ Day 43

An aromatic spice mix added to a thin soup made with tomatoes and cooked lentils called Rasam, a staple and an ultimate comfort food for many South Indians.

  • Coriander seeds - 1 cup
  • Toor dal - 3/4 cup
  • Red chillies - 1 cup
  • Black peppercorns - 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 cup
  • Curry leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp

  1. Dry roast all the ingredients except turmeric powder, over low heat until aromatic.  
  2. Let it cool completely.  Grind to a slightly coarse powder.  Add turmeric powder and pulse couple of times to combine.
  3. Allow it to cool completely and store in an airtight container. 

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