Malaka Pudi (Rasam Powder)

Since longtime i was planning to post all Masala pudi's / Powders. Somehow i couldn't now I will post one by one every month. Malaka pudi is nothing like Rasam Powder. But it has a touch of Iyengar taste. This pudi / powder is very difficult to prepare from scratch. Need to take all the ingredients very propotionatly and fry it. Later grind it hufff... tedious process isin't?? Well, in the good old days my paati / grandma she used to do it with lot of effort and patience she used hand flourgrinder. After that, my mother goes to shops where machine flour mill are installed. But, Today's generation need something more easy and fast to suite the current lifestyle . Of course in the grocery store u will get all the ready made products. Nothing is so difficult as our paati or mom's generations right!!! we are so lucky. Okay let me get into the recipe of this Malka Pudi/ Rasam Powder.My mom taught me to use another method instead of readymade products. I Will be posting both methods now. 

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Ingredients to Original Rasam Powder

  • Byadgi chillies (Red Dry Chillies) - 125 grms
  • Guntoor chillies - 125 grms
  • Dhaniya - 250 grms
  • Fengugreek / Menthya seeds - 125 or 100 grms
  • Jeera seeds - 100 grms
  • Peppercorns - 100 grms
  • Mustard seeds - 100 grms
  • Asafoetida / hing - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 stalk (wWashed, sun dry, dry fry)
  1. Heat wok/kadai, dry fry on each single ingredients (except chillies) on medium flame
  2. For chillies add 1 tsp oil and fry it.
  3. Then blend the all dried ingredients and make a nice powder in the mixer or flourmil.

Ingredients to Instant Malaka Pudi (Rasam Powder)
  • Dhaniya Powder - 200 grms
  • Red Chillies (dry, I prefer southindian chillies, roast and make a nice powder in a mixer) - 100 grms
  • Jeera Powder - 50 grms
  • Pepper Powder - 50 grms
  • Mustard Powder - 25 grms
  • Fengugreek / Menthya seeds - 50 grms( roast the seeds on low flame and make a nice powder in the mixer)
  • Asafoetida / hing - 5 grms
  • Curry leaves 2 stalk (wash and roast it in a low flame and make a nice powder)
  • Roast these powder little bit: dhaniya powder, jeera powder, mustard powder, pepper powder.
  • Mix all the powders.
  • Blend in a mixer everything so that it will mix properly.

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Kalai said...

Thanks for sharing these easy recipes for rasam powder! :)

Siri said...

the podi looks so colorful Mala. I guess, the proportions of each of the ingredients is important to note for the perfect taste. right?..:D Thanks for the recipe.


Jayashree said...

I like the colour of your podi...looks nice and spicy.

LG said...

Pudi looks good. Will give it a try sometime.

Asha said...

Beautiful color, love the pudi. I might have to use paprika instead of Byadagi which I don't have! Bookmarked!:))

easycrafts said...

The colour is just the same like I get in blg

Uma said...

Home-made rasam powder! I can smell the aroma. Nice recipe.

Sagari said...

love the color ,it looks sooooo beautiful

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you so much.
@Kalai, siri,jayashree,LG, asha, ec, uma, sagari :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

wow! menasina pudi color tumba chennag kanthide... looks perfect!

Divya Vikram said...

Havent made these on my mom makes them for me..thanks for sharing

Vani said...

Love the color of the pudi!

Mansi Desai said...

that's a cool recipe Vanamala! my sis-in-law sends this for us from b'lore every year and my hubby loves it with anything!:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Vanamala...
First time to ur blog... U have a great set of recipes in ur blog. Loved the rasam powder, Urs have a nice color.

Sangeeth said...

your powders are mom inlaw sends it to the US so that we can i can try my own lol!thaks for the recipes

Hetal said...

hey thanx for this recipe,now we can make rasam powder at home.

Vanamala said...

Thank you so much,
Ramya, Divya, Vani, Mansi, Sukanya, Sangeeth, Hetal

Trupti said...

Vanmala, rasam powder looks nice & spicy..thanks for sharing with us

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Maheswari said...

I bet your kitchen must have filled aroma when u made this..:).Loved the color..

Cham said...

The color for rasam powder looks great, sure nothing beats the homemade powder..

Cynthia said...

These recipes are pure treasure.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Mala, Please put Nalagari(sambar) pudi also.

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled to see your site and the rich recipes;brings back memories from home. I will be trying many of these recipes in the coming days.

-Raghu Seshadri

Jaisree Rangarajan said...

I am sure my mother used to put a stick of cinnamon while roasting the chambpudi. or is this fragment of my imagination. I cannot check with anyone since all of them are in heaven can you please let me know

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Hi Jaishree

we dont add cinnamon stick on rasam powder/malaka pudi and also i reconfirmed my amma she said the same and my patti also dont add cinnamon stick for this pudi.