Udupi rasam powder recipe | Udupi saaru pudi | How to make udupi saarina pudi

By Latha on February 26th, 2016

Udupi saaru pudi, udupi rasam powder

Udupi rasam powder or saarina pudi recipe explained with step by step pictures and a video. Udupi rasam or udupi saaru is prepared using this powder. The spices like red chili, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves are roasted and powdered to get fresh and aromatic Udupi rasam powder or saaru pudi.

In Karavali and Malenadu region of Karnataka, rasam is called by name "saaru" and the powder translates to "pudi" in Kannada language. And thats why the "rasam powder" is called by name "saaru pudi". I have posted one more mysore rasam powder recipe on this website. Do check that as well.

Preparing Udupi style rasam or saaru using this powder is very easy. I have also shared the recipe of Udupi rasam or udupi saaru. Do check it!!. Udupi Shri Krishna temple is very famous for the tasty rasam they serve and for which the same rasam powder or saaru pudi is used.

I usually add little mustard seeds while making rasam powder because I like it that way. But in original Udupi rasam powder recipe mustard seeds are not used. So I have marked it as an optional ingredient.

This rasam powder or saaru pudi is very common in all the houses of Karavali region. This rasam powder is also used in many curries, gravies and stir-fries. And this is the same rasam powder, which I used in bittergourd sweet curry and doddapathre-onion chutney. Do check my Dodapathre(ajwain) leaves rasam recipe and Mangalore style sambar recipe.

If you are looking for more masala powder recipes then do check my vangibath powder, bisi bele bath powder, Mysore rasam powder, sambar powder and puliyogare powder recipes.

I have made a video on this recipe with Kannada narration, which I have embedded it below. Kindly have a look.

Udupi rasam powder recipe

Preparation time: 2 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Serves: 1 cup

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 15 - 20 red chilies (I used medium spiced kashmiri chilis)
  2. 1 cup coriander seeds
  3. 1/4 cup cumin seeds
  4. 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
  5. 1/2 tsp asafoetida (or 1 peanut sized)
  6. 8 - 10 curry leaves
  7. 1 tsp cooking oil

Instructions for making Udupi rasam powder or saarina pudi:

  1. Take all ingredients like red chilis, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves as per the measurement given in the ingredients list. Please note that this is an approximate measure and varying the quantities slightly will not make much diference. Generally I hand measure the ingredients.spices or ingredients for udupi rasam powder or saaru pudi
  2. Take a frying pan, add 1 tsp of oil and heat it. To begin with add red chilis. Once the chilis are fried, take it out and keep it aside. frying red chilis for udupi rasam powder or saaru pudi
  3. Now to the same pan add in coriander seeds and roast until slight colour change and you get nice aroma. Once done, take them out and keep it aside.coriander seeds for udupi rasam powder or saaru pudi
  4. Now to the same pan add in cumin seeds and roast until slight colour change and they start spluttering. Once done, take them out and keep it aside.cumin seeds for udupi rasam powder or saaru pudi
  5. Now to the same pan add in fenugreek seeds, asafoetida and roast until fenugreek seeds starts popping. Once done, take them out and keep it aside. If using powdered asafoetida then don't add it here, add it at the end.fenugreek seeds for udupi rasam powder or saaru pudi
  6. Next add in curry leaves to the same frying pan and fry until crisp. If using powdered asafoetida, then add it here at the end.curry leaves for udupi rasam powder or saaru pudi
  7. Wait till the fried spices are cool. Transfer it into a dry mixie jar and make a fine powder.Grinding udupi or mangalore style rasam powder
  8. The fresh and aromatic Udupi rasam powder or saaru pudi is ready. Store it in an airtight container. And use it in rasam, curries and stir fry recipes. I have also shared the recipe of Udupi rasam or udupi saaru. Do check it!!how to make udupi or mangalore style rasam powder

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

latha holla veg recipes of karnatakaDear Reader,
I am Latha and I am very happy that you have visited our website. Lot of efforts have been put in creating each and every page on this website. So if you like this page, please encourage us by liking, sharing and commenting. Thank you so much and keep visiting!!