Karnataka Cuisine/ SPICE BLENDS & PAPAD

UDUPI RASAM POWDER RECIPE / KARNATAKA SAARINA PUDI

Rasam , a spicy tangy South Indian clear soup is made almost everyday in South India . We like to relish our piping rasam with hot steamed rice with some ghee drizzled over it or sip a glass of it on a rainy chilly night .. Aah !! Nothing can beat this !! Did you know that the key to make a delicious flavorful rasam lies in the spice blend used while making it . Yes …a perfect “ Rasam Powder ” is the heart for a perfect rasam . Recipe for making this flavorful aromatic spice blend varies from state to state and region to region . Today, I am posting here Udupi style Rasam Powder or Saarina Pudi as called in Karnataka .Unlike other rasam powder recipes , in Udupi style , pepper is not added to rasam powder and coconut oil is used to roast the spices. This is what makes Udupi Rasam unique and tasty .

KARNATAKA SAARINA PUDI recipe

Rasam powder is one of the most essential ingredient of any South Indian Kitchen . Though there are various brands of Rasam powder available in market , i still prefer making them at home as i feel they are much better than the store bought ones . They are so aromatic, there is no preservative added and they really add flavors & fragrance to the food . This rasam powder can be used to make Tomato rasam , Horse gram rasam , Jack seed rasam , bolu huli , gojju avalakki etc . After i shared Udupi Style Sambar Powder , i got many requests to share authentic Karnataka brahmin style Rasam powder . So here is ” Udupi style Rasam Powder Recipe ” for you all  …will soon share Mysore style recipe which is slightly different from this . Do try this once.. i am sure you will say bye bye to all store bought Rasam Powder …..



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KARNATAKA SAARINA PUDI recipe
Course condiments
Cuisine karnataka
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Ingredients
Course condiments
Cuisine karnataka
Servings
Ingredients
KARNATAKA SAARINA PUDI recipe
Instructions
  1. In a kadai / pan , Add few drops of oil and roast coriander,cumin , fenugreek seeds separately till they turn crisp and aromatic.Keep aside .
  2. To the same kadai , add few drops of oil and add mustard , urad dal . Once mustard spluters , add hing . Keep aside.
  3. Next is red chillies and curry leaves . Add few drops of oil , keep the flame on sim and roast them till they are crispy .
  4. Finally take a big kadai. Add all the roasted ingredients and mix well .
    SAARINA PUDI
  5. Once the roasted ingredients attain room temperature ,in a mixer , grind everything to a smooth powder .
  6. Allow the ground Rasam powder to cool off completely and then store it in an air-tight container. Use as required to make Rasam .Do not use wet spoon or wet hand to have a good shelf life.
    KARNATAKA SAARINA PUDI
Recipe Notes
  1. To make Rasam powder in large quantity , increase everything proportionately. ie. if you have taken 2 cups dhania , add jeera 1/2 cup .
  2. You can use any cup / tumbler / glass to measure . But use the same one to measure all ingredients.
  3. You can increase / decrease red chilli quantity based on your preference .
  4. Use both byadgi ( kashmiri ) chilli and guntur variety chilli . byadgi gives nice color and guntur is for spiciness .
  5. While measuring red chilies, break them into tiny pieces; This way, its a lot easier to stuff into cups and measure them.
  6. The blend stays good for years! You can also divide the quantity , pack in ziplock and store in refrigerator. I usually prefer to make smaller and more frequent batches of Rasam powder
  7. You can even add few spoons of it while making various stir fries / curries / rice bath .

 

16 Comments

  • Reply
    marudhus kitchen
    July 1, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Nice colour and should be flavorsome

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    Anonymous
    July 1, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Looks awesome and v well illustrated wid pics thanku for sharing and explaining so elaboratly

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    Reena Budhrani
    July 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Pardon my ignorance, but can you tell me how I would use this powder when making rasam. I love drinking it but have never made it with a powder. Can u tell me the whole recipe. Thanks

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    July 2, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Thx….

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    Rafeeda AR
    July 2, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Home made is always the best and healthiest… thanks for sharing…

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    Meghana Bhat
    July 2, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Smitha…I would like to know if I don’t add Asafoetida / Hing in the Rasam powder, will the taste differ or still remains the same? As I don’t like the smell as well as the taste of Hing. Please help.

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    Sathya Priya
    July 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    What a wonderful colorful powder,Better than store bought powders.Nice recipe smitha.

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    July 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

    If you dont like the smell of hing you can omit it Meghana. But i feel it tastes best with Hing. try reducing the quantity.. ul not be able to make it out…

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    July 3, 2015 at 5:01 am

    i will soon post the recipe of making rasam Reena.. stay tuned 🙂

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    padma veeranki
    July 3, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Very useful share..lovely colour!!….Looks awesome and loved the recipe too!!

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    లంక శివ రామక్రిష్ణ శాస్త్రి
    July 5, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Your presentation is simply superb madam. Keep it up.

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    shanthi
    July 20, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. It turned out well. But I dont know to prepare tomato saaru. Can u please share that recipe.

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    tvisha tantry
    September 12, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Awesome! Thank you so much for your kind help. I was looking for the exact measurements for both the Udupi sambar and the rasam powders, until I came across your kind blogs . Looking forward to more of your recipes that is so easy to comprehend. Thank you once again.

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    Rita Jain
    February 29, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    So nice.. The color is so appealing.. Where else it can b used?

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    mrkk08
    April 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I have always been looking for such powders …Amazing powder recipe to make rasam..Thanks…

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    vaishnavi Joshi
    May 5, 2016 at 6:19 am

    iam trying today its came out very nice

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