Tuesday, 18 October 2011

on popular demand: rasam and gunpowder

Ref Delectable Dinners on popular demand here's the recipe for RASAM and GUNPOWDER !
This is for you Prathima Rao -MY FIRST FRIEND FROM THE BLOGGING WORLD !!!!!!
Thanks a ton for giving me such a warm welcome to the food blogging world !!!I 'm loving it !!



3 Tomatoes(Finely chopped)
1 Onion(Finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp Dhaniya powder
1 tsp Zeera powder
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Garlic paste
1 tbsp Tamarind paste
 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
 1 tsp Green chillies

For tempering:

1/4 tsp Chana daal
1/4 tsp Urad Daal
1/4 tsp Methi seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp Curry leaves
1 pinch Hing

In a pot add water and all the above ingredients.Bring it to boil.Cook it for about half an hour till the tomatoes are cooked properly.Make a tempering with mustard seeds,chana daal,urad daal,methi seeds,hing and curry leaves.Pour it over rasam and serve.
Your rasam is ready.



4 tbsps Chana daal
3 tbsps  Urad daal(white)
3 tbsps sesame seeds
4 dry red chillies
Salt to taste
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp oil

Heat oil in a pan and add the Daals and dry red chillies and roast on a very low flame till they start to turn light brown in color.
Add the sesame seeds and keep roasting till the seeds turn golden. Turn off fire.
Grind the mixture to a coarse powder.Take it in a bowl and add salt to taste. Add sugar and stir well to mix.
Add oil in the mix before serving.You can store this gunpowder for weeks in an airtight container.

 Enjoy the tangy rasam with rice and gunpowder chutney !!!


  1. Sounds easy Charu.....for sure it looks very yummy.....

  2. love that tangy flavorful rasam..lovely combo with plain rice,yummy!!

  3. Mmm....great recipe with tempting flavors charu..;P
    Tasty Appetite

  4. First time here,following you dear.Please do drop at my space.Charu looks yummy and a comfort food,my all time fav.

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  6. Thx so much Charu for posting this recipe!!! Touched by your kind words :) Both recipes look toooo...tempting..Bookmarking them both & trying it out tom!! :) My grandma used to prepare gun powder years ago when dad was little & he has vague & wonderful memories of it..Glad I can recreate it..thx to u :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. This is one dish that is always on popular demand at my house :) Thanks for dropping by and your comment - to quote your hello kitty, be a follower if you like me :) I am hitting the follow button now - cheers, Priya