Rasam podi is added to Rasam, which is one more gravy added to rice, in a South Indian’s meal. It is a soup by itself, which aids weight loss and digestion, besides controlling diabetes.
The highlight of Rasam is that it can be made of any vegetable, like peels like cluster bean peel or pea peel or banana peel or vegetables like drumstick or pineapple fruit or roasted neem leaves or something as wild as even betel leaves.
Cooking time matters while making rasam, because letting it on the fire even after boiling, relieves the soup of its flavours and the purpose is lost.
Like Sambar, origin of Rasam is traced to Marathas or Saurashtra living in Tamil Nadu in 16 AD. But, while Sambar was founded in Thanjavur, Rasam originated in Madurai.
Sambar is a thick gravy, while Rasam is watery. Compared to sambar podi, rasam podi is coarsely ground with highlight on cumin and pepper seeds. Rasam podi of Tamil Nadu is different from that of Karnataka, Andhra and Kerala.
The shelf life of rasam powder is three months to one year, given that it is stored in a cool and dry place.
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