Dhania / Coriander seeds - 2 cups
Red chillies - 1 cup packed
Whole pepper 3/4 cup
Jeera/Cumin - 3/4 cup
Methi / Fenugreek - 1 tsp
Virali Manjal - 2
Toor dal - 1/3 cup
Curry leaves -3 springs
Dry roast each & every ingredient separately.
Make sure you just roast till colour changes & nice aroma rises in low medium flame
Do not over fry & burn them.
Cool completely & dry grind to a fine powder.
Store it in a clean dry jar.
a) Add 1 or 2 tsp of rasam powder while making rasam.
b) As i did not have virali manjal i added 1 tsp of turmeric powder while grinding.Do not fry turmeric powder.
c) Adding hing to this powder is optional ,I add while making rasam.
d) Store it in a clean airtight bottle to retain the freshness of the powder.I usually store it in fridge for months.
Courtesy:My friend Bala
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