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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Homemade Instant Rasam Mix


My regular version rasam recipe is well appreciated in our family / friends circle and so, I was sceptical to go ahead with this instant mix that I tried recently. My husband however said that he actually enjoyed it more than the regular version since it was sinus - clearing spicy. :) And so this is going to be my "Homemade Instant Food Mixes" themed final post of blogging marathon # 10,  for the group 1.

(I have reduced the spice level in the below recipe.)
Ingredients:
5 - 6 Tbsp toordal
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 - 1/2 tsp peppercorns
1 - 2 red, dried chillies
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
Tamarind to taste (I forgot to note down the quantity I used. Will update it next time.)
Jaggery to taste (optional)
Salt to taste
For tadka: 1 Tbsp oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, a pinch of asafoetida powder and few curry leaves

Method:
1. Toast toordal in a pan until it starts to change the color. Add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, chillies to the same pan and toast until the coriander seeds start to change color. Add tamarind to it and turn off the stove. Let cool.
2. Grind the toasted ingredients along with turmeric powder, salt and jaggery (if using) into a fine powder.
3. Heat the oil in a small pan and add the tadka ingredients. When the mustard seeds start to pop, turn off the stove. Cool and add it to the ground mixture. Store in an airtight jar.

Note:
When rasam needs to be made, add water to mix and boil. For a cup of water use about a Tbsp of mix or accordingly.
Cooked tomato cubes and minced cilantro can be added to further enhance the flavor of rasam.

Check what my fellow marathoners are cooking, here.

Comments

14 comments:

Srivalli said...

This sounds very interesting Suma..will have to try it sometime..Thank you for doing these ready mix series..I enjoyed them a lot!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks flavourful and good...

kitchen queen said...

perfect instant rasam mix and thanks for sharing.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Very informative post. Thks for sharing the rasam powder recipe. Bookmarked!!

Madhavi said...

Thank you suma for all the instant food recipes.I have been looking for quite some time abt instant sambar mix that I can pack to my husband on his abroad trips.As we are vegetarians it is usually imited choice when it comes to indian food options while traveling.thanks a lot.
can u pls share some salads recipes that can be packed in lunch box.

veena krishnakumar said...

Suma...this is so useful, I have bookmarked all ur instant mixes..thnks

Priya said...

Rasam powder is quite a must in my pantry, excellent mix..

Gayathri Kumar said...

very nice mix...

Prathibha said...

nice version for rasam..

PriyaVaasu said...

Thats a new mix for me!!!! Will definitely try this!!!

Harini said...

Chala simple recipe! I am sure it is a great one for the winters and you suddenly run out of rasam powder :)

vidhas said...

intersting rasam powder reipe, surely try this out. nice clicks.

Prathima Rao said...

Interesting & tongue tickling yummy!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

simran said...

how many times can we use this i mean how many servings?