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Mysore Rasam and Making of Rasam Powder at home

Mysore rasam is one of the exotic South Indian recipes that has a blissful zest and makes us very tempting to have it all time. This is winter time come let us enjoy this wonderful rasam with a hot steamed rice. For me rasam is the only blissful thing that could make me very appetizing to have rice during the winter time, otherwise I not a big fan of rice. For the first time I made this Mysore rasam powder on my own, I just can't resist my self from having this relish dish. It is really easy to make this rasam powder at home, I regret myself for not trying this before, always I used to make rasam with the store bought powder. Believe me it is more aromatic than store bought powder and you can taste the fresh taste of all spices on your first try.

Ingredients for Rasam Powder
Toor dal-1tbsp
Coriander seeds-2tbsp
Cumin seeds-2tbsp
Red chili-2 big
Black pepper-2tbsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/4tbsp

For Making powder
Heat a pan and dry roast all the above mentioned ingredients individually and let them cool to room temperature. Later grind them together into a fine powder. You can store this powder in a tight glass jar and use it for about an year.

Ingredinets for Rasam
Tomato finely chopped-2 large
Tamarind-1 lemon size soaked and extract water
Green chili-2
Onion chopped-1/2cup
Curry leaf-1 spring (10 leaves)
salt to taste
red chili powder to taste
turmeric pinch
red chili-1
cilantro/coriander for garnishing
Garlic-5 cloves crushed
Rasam Powder-2tbsp (Above made)


Heat 2tbsp of oil in a deep bottom pan and add cumin seeds and when they start splattering add red chili. When the red chili starts turning brown add onion, curry leaf and green chili and saute them till they turn transparent. Add turmeric and garlic and mix well, cook till raw flavor of garlic disappears. Finally add tomatoes and mix well, cook till tomatoes are soft. Do not burn tomatoes as this will add sourness to your dish make sure that you cook it on a medium flame, if you sense any burning smell add water and a cup of water and cook it. Add tamarind water, red chili powder, salt, rasam powder and mix well. Bring this mixture to boil and check for taste, adjust if necessary by adding more salt or water. Finally garnish with cilantro and serve hot with hot steamed rice.

I hope you like my recipe, please keep visiting my blog for more wonderful recipes and do not forget to leave a comment. I love reading comments.


  1. Delicious and comforting rasam..

  2. Mmmmmmmm........only bouled egg/papad is missing on the side..hehehe

  3. Mmmmmmmm........only bouled egg/papad is missing on the side..hehehe

  4. Super comforting rasam :) Love it with some spicy sides :)
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  5. Thank you for the comments frnds!!!!

  6. Lip smacking, spicy rasam...Very inviting..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Spicy rasam tempts me a lot now. So yummy!

    today's recipe:

  8. Love the spicy and comforting rasam...

  9. super hot rasam.goes well rice n papad.

  10. Fingerlicking and super comforting rasam,just love it.

  11. its so comfort to have rasam in winter and looks so tempting.

  12. Very spicy rasam. I could drink it all day.

  13. Tangy rasam...should try this...:)

  14. tempting n delicious..

  15. good comforting recipe

  16. First time to your space and lovely recipe glad I dropped to your space.


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