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5 from 10 votes

Rasam Powder

A spice mix used to make the aromatic south Indian dal or soup, Rasam.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: Indian (Tamil)
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 12kcal


  • 1 cup coriander seeds
  • cup tuvar dal
  • cup black peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp chana dal (Bengal gram dal)
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 8-10 dry red chillies
  • 2 tbsp turmeric


  • 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.
  • Process everything into a slightly coarse powder.


Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 12kcal