- ¾ cup coriander seeds
- 20 red chilis (long variety)
- ¼ cup toor dal
- ¼ cup channa dal
- 3 tbsp black pepper
- 3 tbsp cumin seeds
- ½ tsp hing
There are a lot of recipes that call for the use of rasam powder, more commonly known as rasam podi. You can actually buy rasam powder in stores, but true chefs attempting to master the long road of Indian cuisine, make their own. It actually isn’t that difficult to create rasam powder, and once you master it, you will be able to customize it so that your dishes begin to embody their own signature style.
The basis of every bowl of rasam is the legendary tamarind broth. Tamarind has some of the best health benefits of any fruit. It has the ability to improve vision, heal skin conditions, boost respiratory health, and improve the digestive system. But its most prized health benefit is the ability to reduce inflammation which many researchers consider to be the basis for the majority of chronic diseases. It is why tamarind is primarily used as a natural pain reliever.
How to make Rasam Powder Recipe
The word 'tamarind' is derived from Arabic and roughly translates to "Indian date".