Friday, 5 June 2015

Rasam Powder-A South Indian Spice Mix :)

Home made masalas are the best and make oneself feel proud too!!.It hardly takes time if all the ingredients required are kept ready and with a little patience you can make yourself and people around you happy.I prefer home made powders to the store bought ones(atleast the ones which I know to make).The flavours are definitely fresh and aromatic.There are different methods and umpteen recipes for the spice mix.This is one such I usually make and will share the other varieties in my future posts.

Ingredients:
Coriander seeds(dhaniya)             1cup
Cumin seeds(jeera),heaped           1/4cup
Fenugreek(methi)                             1/8 cup
Byadagi chillies                                 30 nos
black peppercorns
(kali mirch)                                         1tbsp
Tuvar daal
(split pigeon peas)                           1tbsp
Moong daal
(Split green gram)                           1tbsp
Curry leaves                                       1tbsp
Mustard seeds                                   1/2tsp
Turmeric powder                            1/2tsp

Method:
  • Roast every single ingredient separately on a low flame till a nice aroma of the roasting ingredient  is felt.
  • Place on a plate one after the other and let it cool.
  • With the help of a clean and absolutely dry mixie/blender jar pulse the chillies first(break into 2-3 pieces)then add remaining ingredients and blend to get a nice powder.
  • Store in a clean and dry jar.
  • This can be stored for couple of months.
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