Day 28 - Rasam spice blend (spice blends)

Rasam is a clear broth that makes up the second course in a traditional formal South Indian Tamil Brahmin lunch. Funnily enough, other than the pigeon peas, none of the ingredients in this Indian dish are Indian in origin. (Cumin & coriander were originally traded from the Mediterranean, while the chile is from the New world).

Rasam Spice blend

1 tablespoon coriander seeds
2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon tuval dar (split pigeon peas)
2 arbol chiles

Toss these into a coffee grinder and grind to a coarse powder. You may opt to toast the ingredients prior to grinding.

Here's the link to making the clear soup:


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