Telugu Rasam Powder is a blend of aromatic spices & herbs that were useful for making classical rasam. A spicy-sweet-sour Rasam, the result of a traditional recipe, with a flowing consistency often eaten with rice or opted as a soup. It is a must in most South Indian households. A serving of Rasam and rice is nothing more to ask for most of us. Rasam has its distinct taste, also means juice of the absorbed ingredients. May it be a traditional lunch or in our daily staple food, is almost accompanying in every meal.
Rasam is soul food for most of us, Telugu Rasam powder, the secret ingredient of this magical recipe. The ingredients in rasam, especially tamarind, are rich in antioxidants. Thus, it protects the body against the attack of free radicals. The tamarind in rasam contains dietary fiber, and regulates bowel movement, keeping digestive issues like constipation at bay. It is also rich in antioxidants and keeps your body and skin young. Rasam contains vitamins like thiamine, vitamin C, and folic acid, and minerals like magnesium, potassium, iron, and so on. The pepper used helps in metabolism, aids in weight loss.
Rasam Recipe with Telugu rasam powder
Wash and chop tomato. Soak tamarind and take the extract in 1 cup of water.
In a Kadai or bowl, temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chili.
Saute till the tomato turns mushy. Add rasam powder and saute quickly.
Add tamarind extract, turmeric powder, salt, sugar, and hing.
Boil in medium flame till raw smell emanates.
Add crushed garlic and add 1/2 cup water.
Boil till frothy and switch off the flame.
Garnish with coriander leaves and 2 tsp of ghee.
Cover and rest for 30 minutes for the best taste.
Serve with plain rice and potato curry - the best side dish for rasam!