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

By Latha on February 26th, 2016

Udupi saaru or rasam powder

Udupi rasam powder or saarina pudi recipe explained with step by step pictures. 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".

Preparing Udupi style rasam or saaru using this powder is very easy, which I will post in coming days. 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.

Udupi rasam powder recipe

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

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 120ml)

  1. 15 - 20 red chilies (I used medium spiced kashmiri chilis)
  2. 8 tsp coriander seeds
  3. 2 - 3 tsp cumin seeds
  4. 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  5. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (optional)
  6. 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  7. 10 - 20 curry leaves
  8. 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, mustard 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. Now carefully roast all the ingredients one by one under medium flame. 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 fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Start frying them under low flame. frying spices for udupi rasam powder or saaru pudi
  4. Fry them till you get a nice aroma and till you observe a slight colour change in the spices. At his stage you can also observe the cumin and fenugreek seeds are slightly swollen. frying spices for udupi rasam powder or saaru pudi
  5. Next add in asafoetida and curry leaves to the same frying pan. Fry for a minute and switch off the stove.frying spices for udupi rasam powder or saaru pudi
  6. 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
  7. 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.

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