In this post I show you how to make homemade instant rasam powder/ instant rasam podi that can be stored for a longer period. Once instant rasam powder is available, you can make tasty rasam/ tomato rasam in a matter of minutes. Instant rasam powder is available in the market but most of them have a larger content of chili powder and the taste is not suitable for all. Here at home you can adjust the ingredients for your preferences. The aroma of the rasam powder made at home is so good which will make one crave for rasam. Besides that, instant rasam powder recipe dispenses the need of soaking tamarind and the necessity to add cooked dal. It saves lot of kitchen time and is ideal rasam recipe for bachelors, working men and women.
Ingredients for Home made instant rasam powder
Coriander seed – 1 cup
Black pepper – 1/3 cup
Cumin seed – 1/4 cup
Tur dal – 1/3 cup
Hing – 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tbsp
Red chili – 15 nos (15 gms approx)
Tamarind – 1/2 cup
Ingredients for TASTY INSTANT TOMATO RASAM
Chopped tomato – 2 nos
Instant rasam powder 1/4 cup
Salt – 2 tsp
Ghee – 1 tsp
Mustard – 1 tsp
Roast all the ingredients as per the ingredient list separately for 2 minutes in low medium heat.
Make small pieces of tamarind ( slightly roasted) before grinding in a mixie as otherwise it may get stuck with the mixie blade.
You can add garlic while tempering if you prefer garlic taste and smell.