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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Rasam Powder/ Saarina Pudi/Menasina Pudi


Rasam powder, THE KING of all masalas, is the most essential ingredient in any South Indian pantry. This basic South Indian masala is used in several other dishes like Avarekai Sambhar (grind 2-3 tsp of rasam powder with coconut and use as an alternate masala), Avalakki upkari, Tomato Gojju, Puliyogare Gojju (Recipe coming soon!), Punarpuli Rasam, Tomato Puree Rasam, Bolu Huli, Bitter Gourd Sabzi, Gojjavalakki and several other dishes. So, if you have the rasam powder in stock, you could get your meal ready in just a few minutes!


1 cup Jeera

1 cup methi seeds/fenugreek

1 cup Black pepper

1 cup Mustard

8 cups Coriander seeds

6-8 cups Dry red chilies, adjust quantity according to taste

3 cup Curry leaves


  1. Dry roast each of the ingredients separately until you smell the fresh aroma of the spice and the color changes lightly;Keep aside and let cool.
  2. Powder the roasted spices in a blender; DO NOT add any water while powdering.
  3. Store in airtight containers; To make rasam, follow Tomato Puree Rasam.


  • While measuring red chilies, chop them into tiny pieces; This way, its a lot easier to stuff into cups and measure them.
  • While powdering, you might want to powder coriander seeds and dry red chilies  separately 'cause, coriander seeds and red chilies take longer to grind.
  • Rasam powder has a shelf life of about 6 months, so feel free to make enough and store in air tight containers.
  • You might want to store this masala in the refrigerator to retain its freshness and aroma.

Prep Time: About 30-40 mins;

Makes: Enough to fill a 500ml bottle;


suma said...

Nothing like home-made sarina pudi, huli pudi! And the simple rasam with a good curry is gourmet meal for me any day. The color looks so very good Ramya..

Shivani said...

thats an awesome looking rasam powder, was waiting for this one from you. will try to make as you told. :)

Aps Kitchen said...

Nothing can beat home made powders!!! the color is really attractive

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

Hi Ramya, came here from Suma's blog. you have one fabulous blog here with so many mouth watering recipes. love this podi...awesome colour.

Sanjeeta kk said...

I don't add methi to rasam powder, but shall try this combo.

Anonymous said...

A cup of Methi! Is it not too much even with 8 cups of Dhaniya? Will it not make the powder too bitter?

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