1/2 cup coriander seeds
1/2 cup tur dhal
1/4 cup black pepper powder
1/4 cup cumin seeds
8-10 dry red chillies (adjust to taste)
In a pan, dry roast the coriander seeds until you get an aroma from it. Set aside.
Dry roast tur dhal, black pepper powder, cumin seeds and dry red chillies for 3-4 mins. Allow the roasted ingredients to cool and grind to a fine powder. Store in an airtight container and use 2-3 tsp (makes it a bit spicy, so adjust to suit your taste) to make any rasam of your choice.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.