3/4 cup coriander seeds
1/2 cup cumin seeds
1/2 cup pepper corns
1 tsp red chilli powder / 6 red chillies
1/4 cup Tuardal
1/4 cup channa Dal
Roast all these ingredients separately. Bring it to room temperature and then grind to a powder in a mixer.
let the powder cool and then store in a airtight container.
While roasting you can add a little oil for that nice colour and flavour. Home made rasam powders are the best for good smelling flavoured rasam.
I do not add asafoetida for the powder as I like to add fresh whenever I make rasam.
I will follow this post with my favourite rasam recipes.