5 from 3 votes
Indian Spice Box
Rasam Powder
Prep Time
10 mins

A spice mix used to make the aromatic south Indian dal or soup, Rasam.

Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: Indian (Tamil)
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Vaishali
  • 1 cup coriander seeds
  • 1/3 cup tuvar dal
  • 1/3 cup black peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp chana dal (Bengal gram dal)
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 8-10 dry red chillies
  • 2 tbsp turmeric powder
  1. Toast the spices lightly on a dry skillet one by one until they turn aromatic and are two or three shades darker. Don't burn them and stir them constantly. Toast the turmeric lightly and add to a spice grinder or blender along with the other spices.
  2. Process everything into a slightly coarse powder.