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Rasam Powder Recipe

Rasam powder is a spice mix recipe from South Indian cuisine. Rasam is the ultimate comfort, Indians usually prefer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Allergen: Dairy free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 130 grams
Calories: 3kcal



  • Place a Kadai or deep bottom pan over medium heat and add coconut oil.
    3 teaspoon coconut oil
  • When the oil heats up, add dried red chili and saute them until they puff up and turn crisp. Place it aside.
    15- 20 dried red chili
  • Add coriander seeds to the pan and saute until you get a nice aroma. Saute on a low flame and transfer to a large plate and place aside.
    1 cup coriander seeds
  • In the same pan, saute cumin seed and methi seeds on low flame until the spices release their aroma. Place it aside.
    ¼ cup cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon methi seeds
  • Saute the curry leaves, hing and cinnamon stick on low flame. Place it aside.
    2 strand curry leaves, 1 teaspoon hing / asafoetida, ¼ inch cinnamon stick
  • Let all the spices cool completely.
  • Now blend all the roasted spices with a teaspoon of hing powder(if you are using powder instead of sticky hing) and blend into a fine powder consistency.
    Rasam powder is ready and you are all set to prepare your favorite rasam or 'saaru'.


  • Be sure not to skip any of the key ingredients. There are not too many ingredients in this recipe but they all play a big role in the final taste.
  • If any of the mentioned ingredients are not available, the rasam powder mix usually does not turn out very well.
  • While preparing the rasam, add the spice mix as the last step and boil the mix well to make sure it's evenly cooked.


Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg