Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Madras Rasam Powder

Rasam tastes very good only with freshly ground powder.
But rasam powder can be prepared & stored for a month or so.
For rasam we usually make powder from dhaniya, pepper, cumin seeds only and also
use dhal water. But in Madras rasam we have taken tuvar dhal also to make powder.
So dhal water is not needed. Its very easy to make once the powder is prepared.
Rasam can be prepared with either tamarind or lemon.
Tamarind rasam can be reheated and stored in fridge for a day or two.
But lemon rasam taste is different from tamarind rasam and have to be consumed on the same day.
Lemon is squeezed into prepared rasam only after switching off the stove. So it cannot be reheated.

Ingredients :
Red Chilly                                             : 10
Thuvar dhal                                           : 1 cup
Coriander seeds (dhaniya )                      : 1/2 cup
black pepper                                          : 1/4 cup
Jeera (cumin )                                        1/4 cup

Method :
Dry roast all the ingredients one by one on a slow flame.
Keep stirring for uniform roasting.
Cool all the roasted ingredients to room teperature.
Transfer the ingredients into a mixie jar and grind well.



Mix well the ground powders. Let it cool down to room temperature.
Store in a airtight container.