Monday, 19 November 2012

Homemade Rasam Powder & Dal Rasam

Rasam Powder:
pepper - 1 tbsp
cumin - 1 tbsp
coriander - 2 tbsp
splited bengal gram - 2 tbsp
fenugreek - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1tsp
asafoetida - 1 tsp
dried red chilli - 8
curry leaves - a fistful

Best Before 2 months to get good flavour.

Dry roast all the ingredients in low flame except turmeric powder and asafoetida powder.
Grind the roasted items and finally add turmeric and asafoetida powder,mix well.
Now the homemade rasam powder is ready.Let it cool and store it in an air tight container.

Dal Rasam:
toor dal - a fist ful
tamarind - small lemon size
tomato- 1
garlic - 2 cloves
turmeric powder - quarter tsp

To blend:
shallots - 2
garlic cloves -2
rasam powder - 1 tbsp
green chilli - 1
coriander  & curry leaves - few

For seasoning:
oil ghee mix - 1 tbsp
mustard -half tsp
dried red chilli -1
asafoetida- quarter tsp

Serves - 4 -6
Steps to Follow:
Soak the tamarind in a cup of water,extarct and keep aside. coarsely blend the 2 garlic cloves ,shallots,chilli, few curry and corainder leaves.Cook the dal along with tomato,turmeric powder and 2 garlic cloves  with one cup water in a pressure cooker.
In a vessel add tamarind extarct  and the blended mix .Let it boil for few minutes.Then add cooked dal along with water and salt to taste.Add enough water to your  taste.Mix well. Add few chopped coriander leaves.When starts to boil switch off the stove.
Heat oil ghee mix add mustard seeds, when it splutters add dried chilli and curry leaves and asafoetida powder  one by one.
Then add the seasonings  to dal rasam.
Now the tasty yummy dal rasam is ready to serve.

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Mahi said...

Nice detailed pictorial Asiya Akka! I always add the water cooked along with the dal to rasam! :)

PT said...

full of aroma :)

Sangeetha Priya said...

Detailed recipe, my MIL prepare rasam powder in same way!!!

சிநேகிதி said...

Wow.. I love dal rasam

Sireesha Puppala said...

useful n informative post :)

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Julie said...

flavorful podi,Thanx for linking to the event:)

sweetlady said...

Great photos Asiya! Did you take all of these? Btw, I like to try this recipe, probably this Thanksgiving. As we love spicy foods, we might just add more turmeric/curcumin powder and chili. Hope that's okay though? :P

kausers kitchen said...

Full of aroma and flavor...very informative post.

Priya said...

I cant live without rasam powder. Dal rasam super akka, loving that detailed pictorial too.

Divya Pramil said...

Very well explained akka loved the rasam powder recipe and the dal rasam also, has a lot of flavors in it :)Superb work :)
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Shylaja Praveen said...

Wow. Wonderful flavors. Love the rasam podi

Latha Madhusudhan said...

A lovely aromatic rasam. Just luv this/

Nabanita Das said...

This is really a Useful one Osiya.. and it will work for me very nice... Now I can prepare it at home only...

Thanks for linking in My Event. Lovely spice powders.