Rasam Powder

Rasam Powder

Rasam is a south indian dish alternatively called as charu, chaaru, saaru etc. It is a spicy-sweet-sour, usually prepared with garlic, black pepper, chili pepper, cumin, tomato, and other spices as seasonings, using tamarind.

It is eaten with rice and is always a part of main course in a traditional South Indian meal.

Lets learn how to make Rasam powder.

Rasam Powder

Learn how to make Home made Rasam Powder for tasty Rasam.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


  • 1/2 cup Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal / Arhar Dal
  • 1/4 cup Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Cumin Seeds


  • Roast all the ingredients in a pan with low to medium flame. Keep stirring continuously till you smell nice aroma it may take 5 to 10 min or dry it in sun for 2 hrs.
  • Add all the ingredients to the grinder and make a powder.


You can add one or two Red chilies, one or two Turmeric sticks and Hing (Asafoetida).
I have not used these in Rasam powder because I use these as tempering add to the Rasam.
Keyword Home Made Rasam Powder, Rasam Powder, South Indian Rasam Powder

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